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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.

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.

Problem Based Learning: Crime Scene Investigator: Montreal – Murder You Solve - Jan 2, 2015

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.

Energy Kids: Lesson Plans - Nov 3, 2014

For all grade levels, this large set of lesson plans spans energy topics from basic physics to conservation and alternative sources.

PhET Teacher Activities: Air Resistance Lesson - Jul 7, 2014

An excellent two-day lesson for middle school, designed to accompany the PhET simulation Projectile Motion. It was crafted by educators to provide robust support to both teachers and learners on projectile motion with and without air resistance. You will find scripted teacher discussion, explanations of fluid properties of air, and modifiable worksheets.

Laboratory Survival Manual - Jul 7, 2014

A must for the beginning (and throughout) the year, these guidelines for safely working with chemicals and other materials in the laboratory promote safety awareness and safe work practices.

Science Educator's Guide to Assessment - Jul 7, 2014

This assessment guide is designed to help science teachers find their way through the maze of assessment by providing clearly written purposes and methods.

Science Buddies: Experimental Procedure - May 1, 2014

Explicit help in setting up experimental and control groups, writing detailed procedures, and understanding reliability.

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