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Physics Teaching Technology Resource: Learning Cycles on Motion ` - Nov 1, 2019

This learning cycle features 19 videotaped experiments, organized sequentially for introducing fundamentals of motion in introductory physics courses. Each video includes learning goal, prior information needed to understand the material, and elicitation questions. Topics include constant velocity, constant acceleration, falling objects, projectiles, and the physics of juggling.

Eclipse Science: Modeling Eclipses in the Solar System ` - Mar 15, 2019

Blend physics and Earth/Space science to build a physical model that explores the geometry of eclipse events. Appropriate for Grades 6-10.

Roller Coaster Science: Using Smartphones to Measure g-Forces ` - Nov 2, 2018

Use smartphone accelerometer apps to record data and analyze g-Force on 3 types of popular amusement park rides.

Rocket Science: Using Conservation of Energy to Predict Max Height ` - Sep 2, 2018

Using TARC-approved model rockets, this lesson blends physics and engineering as students use thrust curves to predict maximum height.

UPC Science: The Real Prize Inside ` - Sep 2, 2018

Promote understanding of scientific inquiry as students analyze patterns in UPC barcodes to figure out their "language".

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.

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.

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.

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