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AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered what type of AP Physics investigations The College Board wants? This is the guide for you! Sixteen labs covering both Physics I and II will get you started and inspire you to meet the requirement of 25 percent of...
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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Fast Lane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How are electromagnets used in modern technology? Scholars explore the uses of electromagnets, then build their own with household products and test them with magnetic materials. They discuss how the different properties of...
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Coulombs Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are charge, distance, and force related in electrostatics? Science scholars ponder the outcomes of changing variables using an interactive resource from the Static Electricity series. Individuals practice using Coulomb's Law as they...
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Ace in the Hole

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How does inertia affect an object's trajectory? After watching a video on safety belt use, pupils discuss the notions of inertia. Using their knowledge, individuals try to drop a ball on a target while running, and classmates observe the...
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The Physics of Bridges

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Stability is key when building a bridge. Scholars explore the forces acting upon bridges through an analysis of Newton's Laws and Hooke's Law. The activity asks individuals to apply their learning by building a bridge of their own.
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Elements and Polarity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a look at some molecules that are so cool, they're polar! Scholars examine the effect polarity has on a molecule's shape and charge. Change up the view and choose between an opaque or transparent molecular surface, complete with...
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PS2B—Types of Interactions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Create a unit about types of interactions that your class will be attracted to! Delve into Next Generation Science Standard PS2B with a thought-provoking video. The narrator explains how to present interactions in elementary, middle, and...
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Electric Fields Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can you get the puck into the goal using only electric charges on the ice? Scholars experiment with electrostatic forces as they determine which charges pull the puck and which repel it. Multiple levels reinforce different related...
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Electric Ice Sheet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tommy is trapped on an ice bridge and needs you to balance the charges so he doesn't fall into the icy water! Scholars apply Coulomb's Law, which relates to both the strength and the distance between charges. They work with these two...
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Particle Tracks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know physicists can identify new particles by observing the path they take in a particle accelerator? Scholars explore the variables that determine the direction and radius of the circular path different particles take. They...
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Electric Analogies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We can see the result of electricity  but not the process itself. The simulation compares electric circuits to a water tower and water wheel cycle. Young scientists adjust the height of the tower, the amount of resistance, and if the...
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Touch Screen

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Touch screens are becoming more common, but how do they work? The simulation shows the electric potential versus system charge as scholars alter three variables. The schematic of the capacitance demonstrates the set up as each variable...
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Lightning-Rod

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do some buildings have lightning rods? Scholars explore the movement and attraction of opposing electrical charges through a simulation of a lightning rod. They control the cloud height, charge separation, and if the lightning rod is...
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Newton's Apple

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists state that the higher something is above the earth, the greater the gravitational potential energy. Does this mean there is more gravity acting on the moon than on an apple falling from a tree? Scholars adjust the distance...
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Clarke's Dream

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does satellite TV keep a steady stream when the earth and the satellite are constantly moving? Scholars use a simulator to adjust the radius of orbit of a satellite around the earth. They view graphs of acceleration and time period...
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Kinematics: The Gravity Lab

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Falling objects can be brutal if you don't protect your noodle! Scholars explore the motion of falling objects through measuring short intervals to determine if the distance traveled varies with time. Building off of this, scholars...
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Electrostatics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore behavior of particles that cannot be seen with a detailed PowerPoint presentation that outlines the basics of electrostatics. The presentation addresses the charge of subatomic particles, conductors and insulators, and induction...
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Charges And Fields

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Electric fields are similar to gravity, but they can either attract or repulse. Through a simulation, learners explore differing charges and the electric fields they produce. Pairs or groups can manipulate the locations of the charges...
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Polar and Non-Polar Molecules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder why oil and water don't mix? Or why washing butter off of your hands is difficult? A video explores the different types of molecules, reviews charge and geometric asymmetry, and covers why water is one of the best molecular...
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Ideal Gas Problems

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Hindenburg and its use of the highly flammable gas hydrogen, used to keep it afloat, eventually caught fire and killed 36 people.  Use the Ideal Gas Law through analysis of the Hindenburg and discover why scientists chose hydrogen...
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Partial Pressures & Vapor Pressure: Crash Course

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How much pressure is exerted by the mixture of gases in a scuba tank? Introduce pupils to Dalton's Law of Partial Pressure and vapor pressure in the video sure to interest the class. The video also reminds viewers that gases are not...
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Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Don't know how to make the initial connection on electric circuits? This activity provides the background to present the introductory vocabulary to learning about electric circuits. It is organized in a meaningful progression with an...