Teaching Module Archive
Physics for the 21st Century: Gravity - Aug 17, 2015
In many ways the dominant force in the universe, gravity is also the weakest of the four forces known in nature. This multimedia module for high school explores gravity through video clips, animations, written text, and interactive tutorial.
Cirque du Circuit: A Model Unit on Electric Circuits - May 1, 2015
A turn-key module for grades 9-12: introduces learners to concepts of electricity through animated tutorials, online circuit building, and problem-based labs in which they apply their knowledge to build an alarm system and more. The unit culminates with a look at the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla.
General Atomics Sciences: It's a Colorful Life - Apr 1, 2015
This multi-day inquiry-based module on light and color includes a wealth of teacher and student guides and information. Topics include absorption, emission, additive and subtractive color, color mixing along with several hands-on activities. This resource is appropriate for students in grades 8-12.
Concord Consortium: Electric Current - Feb 1, 2015
Students of all ages, even after instruction, often have inaccurate beliefs about electric current that are highly resistant to change. This well-sequenced resource for Grades 9-12 will help them understand how current is different from voltage, and visualize how the movement of electrons is related to conductivity.
Newton's Laws of Motion: Shared Folder Learning Sequence - Aug 31, 2014
These elements of Tom Henderson's shared folder on The Physics front contains resources relating to Newton's Laws.
Nature of Light: A Model Unit for Grades 7-8 - Feb 1, 2014
Light is so much more than what we perceive with our eyes. The The Physics Front editors developed this standards-based multimedia learning module for grades 7-8. Simulations and hands-on labs let kids explore the EM spectrum, light reflection and refraction, color, wavelength, and frequency.
CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module - Jun 6, 2012
Brought to you by CERN are high school level teaching modules about matter/anti-matter. Included are compelling tutorials to help students grasp the concepts surrounding elementary particles and their interations.
Roller Coaster Model - Jun 13, 2011
This roller coaster model was created using Easy Java Simulations tool. Users can also create their own roller coaster curve and observe the resulting kinetic, potential and total energies.
WISE Project: Modeling Static Electricity 2008 - Jun 12, 2011
This WISE module on electrostatics is a project-based approach and provides students with modeling experience, digital note-taking, and guided investigation. It blends hands-on labs with computer simulations and interactive tutorials.