Lesson Plan Central Archive - Page 3
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.
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.
An excellent lesson plan developed specifically to accompany the PhET simulation "The Moving Man". Helps beginners understand the meaning behind the graph.
Middle School Portal: Measurement Sliced and Diced - Aug 21, 2012
A standards-based collection of activities, t0o engage and support student learning about measurement. Helps to "bridge the gap of understanding" of measurement, estimation, scale and proportionality.
Build a Hydro Generator - Aug 21, 2012
Great resource for compliance with the new NextGen Science Standards. Kids build a water-powered electric generator from plastic spoons.
Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Students - Aug 21, 2012
This resource traces the beginning steps in science inquiry: high initial engagement, full participation in a real-world activity, and creative design.
Science Educator's Guide to Assessment - Jun 7, 2012
This assessment guide is designed to help science teachers find their way through the maze of assessment by providing clearly written purposes and methods.
Illuminations: Least Squares Regression - Jun 7, 2012
Help students build skills to interpret y-intercept and slope of linear equations with this 9-day instructional unit (can be taught in smaller segments).
Engineering Design Challenges - Jun 7, 2012
Project based in scope, these lesson plans are based on topics found in the typical first year physics course. Students must work together to solve real world problems faced by NASA scientists and engineers.
SERC Pedagogic Library: Total Internal Reflection - Jun 7, 2012
This lesson plan uses evidence-based best practice to introduce the concept of TIR (total internal reflection) in the high school physics classroom.