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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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Making Oatmeal Box Pinhole Cameras - Mar 6, 2013

Pinhole cameras are a great way to help kids understand how a beam of light projects from a point source to a particular spot. This lesson gives step-by-step illustrated directions for construction and use.

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