Refine Your Results

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

107 reviewed resources

+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Gelatin Microfluidics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Micro what? Analyze microfluidics as an application in the medical community. A lab investigation highlights the importance of channel design in biotechnology. Learners modify channels and observe the behavior of the flow of the fluids.
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Impacting the Risk of Falling: How Do Accelerometers Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young engineers consider how to apply accelerometers and sensors to help prevent falls in elderly people. They consider forces of motion and gravity as part of the engineering design process.
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Lab On A Slab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Capillary action is the frugal chemist's dream ... the less liquid used, the more tests they can run! Learners experiment with the best design to maximize the benefits of capillary action. Using a liquid sample, they design a capillary...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Lou-Vee-Air Car

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who said teaching a STEM lesson had to be challenging? Incorporate a career and technology-centered car build into your upcoming force lesson plan, and your class will be moving down the road in no time! Pupils practice...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Marble Run

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
It's time to slow your roll! Can your class create a track that allows a marble to roll as slowly as possible? Teams of science scholars collaborate to design, build, and test their tubes while learning about gravity and friction.
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Why Do Raindrops Sometimes Land Gently and Sometimes with a Splat?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A mouse can fall from large heights without injury! Air resistance is a large influence on small falling objects. In an exploratory lesson, young scholars build a raindrop bottle to compare the falling rate of different-sized objects.
+
4:17
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Blade Runners—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Race to learn the insight of Sir Isaac Newton. A helpful video uses speed skating to explain Newton's laws of motion. Force, acceleration, mass, and momentum all work together to make a successful speed skating race.
+
3:58
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Downhill Science—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Newton would have made a first-rate skier! A video lesson analyzes Newton's second law from a skiing perspective. The narrator explains how the force, mass, and acceleration can work together to create a winning run.
+
8:37
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Jetpack Rocket Science

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fly high using the force of water. A segment of the Veritasium playlist applies the Newton's Laws of Motion via a jetpack. Using a CO2 fire extinguisher, the video demonstrates the idea of Newton's second law, without enough mass. While...
+
9:41
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

PS2A—Forces and Motions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
May the force be with you! Learn how to present the content of PS2A, Forces and Motion, using the strategies in the video. With fun scenarios that include Angry Birds and toilet paper, demonstrating the relationship between force, mass,...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Free Body Simulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To show the magnitude and direction of all forces acting upon an object, scientists use a free body diagram. This simulation serves as an introduction to free body diagrams allowing scholars to build their own. Pupils select the proper...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

First Law Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does Newton's First Law of Motion explain how to move a sled across ice? A simulation encourages scholars to decide if they should push, pull, or apply no force. Their decision moves a sled across the ice and to the home at the...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Friction Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How much pulling force does it take to overcome static friction? The simulation applies the formula for the force of static friction to multiple trials. Scholars alter the pulling force applied until the box moves. They then determine...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Model Rocket

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Acceleration, velocity, mass, and gravity all play a role in the motion of a rocket. Young scientists explore the connection among these components using an interactive tutorial. They adjust the mass and thrust force to experiment with...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Irwin and Ruthie

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learners compare acceleration to displacement through an interactive tutorial that permits them to adjust the running strategy of two robots and watch them race. A graph displays the robot's velocity over time and another shows their...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Butterfly Stroke

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Swimmers improve their times by understanding the physics of their sport. As a swimmer moves through the water, the efficiency of motion affects the resulting velocity. Through an interactive simulation, pupils change the level of motion...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Unicycle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is the steepness of a hill before a unicyclist slides down it rather than pedaling down it? The simulation graphs the wheel speed versus the unicycle speed as the rider goes down a hill. Scholars control the mass of the rider,...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Horse and Cart

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can a horse pull more than its weight? A simple simulation answers this question and more. Pupils adjust the mass in a cart, the mass of the horse, the acceleration of the horse, and the angle of the tension rope between the horse and...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Sprinter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do sprinters wear spiked shoes? Scholars explore various styles of shoes and how they handle forces when running. Scholars adjust variables including shoe type, horizontal force, surface type, and normal force to determine which...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Elevator

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do you weigh slightly less when an elevator first starts its descent? The simulation teaches the change in the force based on the acceleration, constant speed, or deceleration of an elevator. Scholars control the mass and acceleration...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Everglades Airboat

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does an airboat move when there isn't a motor in the water? The simulation teaches the forces related to the thrust and drag on an airboat. Scholars vary the boat mass and thrust force in order to view graphs of the changing force...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Pirate Ship

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Everything that happens is an interaction, from the wind blowing a sail to a cannon ball being thrust out of a cannon. A simulation shows the interactions involving a sail, air, ball, pirate, cannon, deck, ocean, and the Earth and the...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Astronaut Training Chamber

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most people realize they would weigh less if they were on the moon, but does it change how much weight you could lift if you were on the moon? Scholars adjust the mass of an object to be lifted and select between four different locations...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Malt Shop

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does the soda clerk know exactly how to get the glass across the counter to the customer? Pupils use the simulation to adjust the launch velocity, glass weight, base area, surface material, and the customer's position to answer that...