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Grades 9-12

Electricity: Build Your Unit - Feb 1, 2014

Editors' top picks to build conceptual understanding of electricity, circuits, and current.


Algebra-Based Physics

Particles & Interactions: Build Your Unit - Nov 11, 2013

A set of classroom-ready resources for doing a unit on particle physics. Materials are appropriate for high school students, with focus on the conceptual aspects of quantum theory.


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 3-8

Heat & Temperature Units: Physical Science - Sep 30, 2013

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


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.


Algebra-Based Physics

Build A Unit: Measurement in Physics - Jul 24, 2013

Editor-selected collection of resources to help students understand the role of precise measurement, standard units, and dimensional analysis in physics.


High School

Conceptual Physics: Build A Unit Electrostatics - Jun 20, 2013

Editors' top picks to build conceptual understanding of electrostatics, electric force, and electric field.


Grades K-8

Get Ready for NextGen: Teaching Energy Multimedia Unit Elements - Jun 6, 2013

Editor-selected unit elements to help your students understand energy as a physical science concept. Includes lessons, simulations and animations, hands-on labs, and tutorials.


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.

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