Our Top Picks Archive - Page 2
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.
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.
Wave Energy: High School Physics Units - Mar 7, 2012
Want to go beyond the textbook and teach more about the nature and behavior of waves? See multimedia resources on mechanical waves, reflection/refraction, frequency/amplitude, interference, and the physics of sound.
Teaching Electricity in the Middle Grades - Feb 15, 2012
Electricity -- it can be both invisible and visible, both matter and energy, a type of wave made of protons or a force that cannot be seen. Help your students understand electricity more deeply with simulations, models, and animations.
Light and Matter Interactions - Scaffolded Simulations - Feb 15, 2012
This is one of our favorite resources for helping students visualize the interactions of light with matter. They will view models, create virtual photon beams, and generate an absorption spectrum.
This simple activity addresses a number of national science standards in a fun and engaging way. Expect lively discussions about the implications of intelligent robots, which helps students realize that a valid hypothesis takes into account not only relevant facts, but also the future consequences of a proposed action.