Editor selections by Topic and Unit

The Physics Front is a free service provided by the AAPT in partnership with the NSF/NSDL.

Lesson Plan Central Archive - Page 3

TryEngineering: Interactive Gumball Machine - Feb 1, 2014

Kids explore kinetic and potential energy as they work on engineering design teams to build the best gumball slide. For grades 7-9.

Physics Teaching Technology Resource: Learning Cycles on Motion - Nov 9, 2013

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.

NEED Project: Energy of Moving Water - Nov 9, 2013

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

Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Students - Nov 9, 2013

This resource traces the beginning steps in science inquiry: high initial engagement, full participation in a real-world activity, and creative design.

Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Nov 9, 2013

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

PhET Teacher Activities-Middle School: Build An Atom - Oct 17, 2013

Exemplary turn-key, scripted lesson plan that blends hands-on activities with the PhET simulation "Build An Atom". Excellent way to help kids visualize atomic structure.

Teachers' Domain: Galileo: A Different Thinker - Sep 5, 2013

Galileo's classic experiments on gravity and inertia are presented in an entertaining multimedia format.

Science NetLinks: Sensing Energy - Sep 4, 2013

Kids use UV detection beads to explore unseen energy from the sun.  Great fun -- appropriate for upper elementary.

TryEngineering: Solar Structures - May 17, 2013

3-day unit explores passive solar design: students work on teams to build & test a scaled solar "house" that meets quality constraints.

EERE Energy Education: Comparing Light Bulbs - Apr 3, 2013

Kids investigate which type of lightbulb is most fuel-efficient:  the incandescent bulb or the compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL).

« Previous 10   |   Next 10 »