Featured Resource Archive - Page 5
CASES Online: Lights Out! - A Circuit Activity - Jul 12, 2011
Working against time, this inquiry-focused lesson plan is a problem-based activity that requires students to produce a working flashlight from parts.
The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher - Jul 9, 2011
If you are a new teacher, help is here. This book is a good reference for you and includes not only some techniques but also suggestions about classroom management and helpful practices.
Teachers' Domain: Igniting Chemistry in Fireworks - Jul 4, 2011
A visually rich way to integrate chemical reaction, combustion, and pyrotechnics. Includes 2 videos and 4 Flash simulations.
Phun Physics - Jun 13, 2011
Phun Physics has many demonstrations available for presentation. The links below are intended to provide descriptions of each demonstration, explanations for elementary students, and further explanations for high school students
Survival Kit for New Teachers - Jun 9, 2011
If you are new to teaching or are teaching after a long hiatus, this new teacher "bag of tricks" is for you.
Become a Teacher: Survival Guide for New Teachers - Jun 9, 2011
If you are a new teacher or mentoring a new teacher this article contains many helpful suggestions for you.
Teachers' Domain: Building Blocks - Jun 2, 2011
This extensive set of short video segments can be downloaded free of cost and embedded into educational presentations. The videos encompass a wide range of topics: energy-producing windmills, a smokestack releasing exhaust into a clear sky, the Mars Rover, an animation of a rotating DNA strand, time lapse of a starry night sky, a human egg being artificially fertilized, and much more.
Developing a Rubric to Assist in Grading - Jun 2, 2011
A special teacher assessment tool brought to you from the new teacher handbook written by Mary Winn and Jan Mader.
The Humanized Physics Project - Jun 1, 2011
Innovative new curriculum for algebra-based physics, in which physics concepts are introduced through studies of human physiology. Students explore topics that include force and motion, kinetic and potential energy, Newton's Laws, electric potential, magnetic fields, periodic waves, and more. Each topic is introduced within the context of a human biological process such as circulation, vision, speech, and hearing.
Tracker Video Analysis - May 3, 2011
Physics Teachers: Be sure your bag of tricks includes the free Tracker video analysis tool, brought to you by author Douglas Brown and the Open Source Physics project. This tool allows students to do object tracking with overlays of position, velocity, and acceleration, view graphs and multiple reference frames, and overlay dynamic particle models on a video clip.