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PhET Teacher Activities: Phase Change and Phase Diagrams - Jun 9, 2015

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.

Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Jun 5, 2015

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

Fermilab: Data-based Investigations - Jun 5, 2015

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.

NEED Project: Energy of Moving Water - Jun 5, 2015

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

Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Jun 5, 2015

Lesson plans on this site builds magnetic concepts with video and hands-on activities.

Teach Engineering: Designing a Spectroscopy Mission - Mar 16, 2015

As part of ground- and space-based missions, engineers design spectrographs and other amazing equipment to study our universe. This lab for high school physics lets students develop ground or space-based missions to accommodate their own spectrograph designs.

PhET Teacher Activities: My Solar System-Gravity Lab - Mar 16, 2015

This lesson gives kids explicit guidance in using the PhET simulation My Solar System to investigate factors that influence gravity.

SERC Pedagogic Library: Total Internal Reflection - Mar 16, 2015

This lesson plan uses evidence-based best practice to introduce the concept of TIR (total internal reflection) in the high school physics classroom.

PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Mar 7, 2015

This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.

Teachers' Domain: Why Do Snowflakes Come in So Many Shapes and Sizes? - Jan 2, 2015

Multimedia lesson lets kids build an apparatus to create their own snow crystals. Simulations help them visualize the forces that interact at the molecular scale to create these wonders of nature.

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