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Visionlearning: The Process of Science ` - Sep 2, 2018

Comprehensive instructional unit for Grades 8-12 will promote understanding of how real scientists design experiments, collect data, perform investigations, and communicate findings.

Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion ` - Sep 2, 2018

Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.

Fermilab: Data-based Investigations ` - Sep 2, 2018

Investigations to support core proficiencies via use of data available through national laboratories. Activities include Top Quark Mass, Investigating Special Relativity, Cosmic Ray e-Lab, Search for Higgs, and Sloan Sky Server Project.

Navigational Vectors ` - Sep 2, 2018

This unique and highly engaging project provides opportunities for students to apply understanding of vectors as they learn airplane navigation by tracking airplanes flying in U.S. skies.

CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge ` - May 3, 2018

Cross disciplinary resource blends physics, earth science, and global history to get students excited about the science of tsunamis. Use real-time data to see how various global agencies monitor for tsunami activity, then develop your own "preparedness plan".

NEED Project: Energy of Moving Water ` - Mar 7, 2018

13 complete lessons for teaching about hydropower and conversion of moving water to electrical energy.

Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum ` - Mar 7, 2018

If you haven't discovered DMVs (Direct Measurement Videos) yet, you're in for a treat. High-resolution video lets students explore physical processes by directly measuring how they move. This lesson focuses on conservation of momentum in a cannon-pendulum system.

PhET Teacher Activities: Phase Change and Phase Diagrams ` - Dec 28, 2017

Complete lesson plan by a HS physics teacher to accompany the PhET simulation States of Matter. It explores how force interactions occur at the molecular level.

PhET Teacher Activities-Middle School: Build An Atom ` - Dec 28, 2017

Exemplary turn-key, scripted lesson plan that blends hands-on activities with the PhET simulation "Build An Atom". Excellent way to help kids visualize atomic structure.

PhET: Teacher Ideas and Activities-Wave Unit ` - Dec 28, 2017

Standards-based unit on wave interactions created by a high school teacher for use with PhET simulations. Great use of multimedia!

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