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Cultural Astronomy -- Bringing the Heavens to Earth - Oct 21, 2015
This cross-curricular module from the Adler Planetarium explores astronomy from the cultural context of past societies and their observations of the heavens.
Navigational Vectors - Aug 17, 2015
This unique and highly engaging project provides opportunities for students to apply understanding of vectors as they learn airplane navigation by tracking airplanes flying in U.S. skies.
TryEngineering: Lesson Plans - Aug 17, 2015
Want to do more integration of engineering practices? Here are turn-key lessons with student guides and worksheets.
Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum - Aug 17, 2015
If you haven't discovered DMVs (Direct Measurement Videos) yet, you're in for a treat. High-resolution video lets students explore physical processes by directly measuring how they move. This lesson focuses on conservation of momentum in a cannon-pendulum system.
This multi-day module engages multiple sensory paths and learning styles through video, interactive simulation, animations, hands-on activities, and computational reasoning exercises. Developed for use in middle school.
TryEngineering: Interactive Gumball Machine - Jun 9, 2015
Kids explore kinetic and potential energy as they work on engineering design teams to build the best gumball slide. For grades 7-9.
Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Jun 5, 2015
Lesson plans on this site builds magnetic concepts with video and hands-on activities.
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.
A great activity for getting students excited about projectile motion and conservation of momentum. It features a mock murder scene involving a man shot with a handgun. Using the Problem-Based Learning method, students work cooperatively to solve the case by applying physics.
CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module - Nov 3, 2014
Comprehensive set of materials for teaching about antimatter in a high school physics course.