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All Charged Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most have felt a static electricity shock, but what actually causes it? Scholars observe, develop a hypothesis, experiment, and learn about static electricity. Through multiple short writing samples, they describe static electricity in...
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Exploration Activities with Electrostatic Interactions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Step out of the 21st century and discover protons and electrons through observation. Using common materials, participants continually adjust their explanation of charges. The final assessment requires pupils to design their own...
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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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MAGNETS: How Do They Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Let this video teach the basics of magnetism for you in a flipped classroom scenario. In a six-and-a-half minute feature, physics fans find out about the intrinsic properties of magnetism and its relation to electricity.
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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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Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it take to be considered a smart material? Learners investigate the properties of Nitinol, a smart material, through a hands-on lab activity. They examine the crystal lattice structure and the conditions required for Nitinol to...
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Why Do Some Things Get Colder (or Hotter) When They React?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some reactions absorb heat while others release it. Young scholars investigate both types of reactions in a 12-lesson unit. Each lesson presents a lab investigation that monitors temperature and considers the types of reactions taking...
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Electric Vocabulary

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Practice electric vocabulary using multiple methods. Learners begin by watching a video that explains vocabulary related to electric currents. They match vocabulary cards to practice and then create an electric circuit. Using the...
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Conversion of Electric Potential Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a resource that is full of potential energy! Learners manipulate charged objects to convert electric potential to thermal energy using a savvy simulation. The resource includes a variety of charge settings and helpful potential...
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PS3C - Relationship Between Energy and Forces

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
How do you help your pupils understand the relationship between energy and forces? The video tackles standard PS3C using a concept map and demonstrations. The narrator also provides key vocabulary scholars should master at each grade level.
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Modeling: Mathematical, Physical and Conceptual

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientific models help explain ideas and concepts to non-experts. The online activity covers conceptual, mathematical, and physical models. Through four multiple-choice questions and three discussion questions, scholars gain a deeper...
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Earth's Magnetic Field: Compass Poles

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
You'll be strangely drawn to this activity! Physical science pupils learn how compasses work in an interesting interactive. The content covers magnetic poles, Earth's magnetic field, and what would happen if Earth's poles swapped places.
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Scientific Models: Mathematical, Physical and Conceptual

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
This is one super model interactive! Middle and high school science scholars examine scientific models through a simple resource. Guided, hands-on practice allows them to classify conceptual, mathematical, and physical models. Other...
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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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Energy Conservation Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does the amount of a roller coaster's energy change as it goes along the track? Scholars investigate when a roller coaster has potential and kinetic energy. They observe the changes as it goes up the initial hill follows it throughout...
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Electric Motor

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a direct current run a motor? Pupils control five variables in an electric motor and observe how the force diagram changes. The force, magnetic field, and current vary based on the changes in the design of the magnet and motor....
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AC Transformer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
High voltage power lines deliver electricity to homes, but each home requires low voltage. How does the energy get converted so it can be used safely? Pupils explore alternating current and transformers through a simulation. They control...
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Doorbell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What are some simple uses for an electromagnet? Scholars explore the electromagnetic circuitry in a doorbell through an interesting simulation. They control the core material, number of loops, amount of current, and strength in a spring....
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Galvanometer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 1820, Hans Christian Orstead discovered the link between electricity and magnetism, which allows us to measure current and voltage. The simulation allows scholars to observe the inner workings of an ammeter and voltmeter as they...
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Telegraph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most pupils don't know what a telegraph is, much less how one works. A secret simulation has scholars pick the size of the primary and secondary loops, the battery voltage, and which letters in the Morse Code they want to transmit. They...
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Field Lines

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The earth has a giant magnetic field caused by the liquid iron that constantly moves in the outer core. Scholars explore the magnetic fields of four different planets. The strength and alignment of the poles relates to the implications...
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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...