Editor selections by Topic and Unit

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Grades 3-8

Heat & Temperature Units: Physical Science - Oct 3, 2014

Editors' top picks to build conceptual understanding of heat and how it differs from temperature.

High School

Conceptual Physics: Simple Harmonic Motion - Sep 30, 2013

Editor-selected set of multimedia resources to support the teaching of simple harmonic motion and the sinusoidal nature of periodic motion.

Grades 4-8

Get Ready for NGSS: Waves Resources - Aug 30, 2013

Editors' top picks will help teachers navigate the new NGSS requirements for teaching about wave interactions in Grades 4-8.

Grades 6-8

NEED Project: Science of Energy - May 17, 2013

Five day middle school unit introduces energy as a physics concept through hands-on lab stations.

Force and Motion Workshops for K-8 Teachers -- From Annenberg Media - Nov 21, 2012

Free video workshops designed to help K-8 teachers build understanding that will help them engage students in their own explorations. Graduate credit available at additional cost.


Particles & Interactions: Build Your Unit - Jun 7, 2012

A collection of more than 100 exemplary resources to support your unit on modern physics, compiled by The Physics Front editors. You'll find lessons, assessments, simulations, animation-based tutorials, content support.....all organized by topic. Just drop it into your ComPADRE filing cabinet and share with colleagues!


Next Generation Science Standards Public Draft Released May 11, 2012 - May 10, 2012

This is the first public release of the NGSS. These draft standards contain connections between science, engineering, mathematics with connections and progressions in science learning K-12.

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas - May 10, 2012

The Framework for K-12 Science Education is the structure on which the newly released draft of the Next Generation Science Standards are constructed (5/11/12).

International Science and Engineering Fair May 13-18, 2012 at the D. L. Lawrence Conference Center - May 10, 2012

The International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is the world's largest international pre-college science competition, where more than 1,500 students from about 70 countries, regions, and territories showcase their independent research as they compete for over $3 million in prizes.

Phases of the Moon Model - May 3, 2012

Very effective model for exploring moon phases. Students interactively investigate how the relative position of the sun, earth, and moon produce the various phases. The model comes with a complete lesson plan, student guide, and homework problems.

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