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Football Physics: The "Impossible" Free Kick

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Given a particular direction and velocity, what force can make a ball swerve into a goal? This visually engaging video illustrates the physics that occur when a ball rotates on its axis while moving in a particular direction, also known...
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The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to...
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The Physics of the "Hardest Move" in Ballet

For Students 7th - 12th
"It's not magic. It's physics!" Here is a short video that explores the physics behind the fouetté—the most difficult move in ballet.
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Chemical Reactions

For Students 5th - 8th
Give your charges a charge with this clip on chemical reactions! Bill initiates some pretty flashy chemical reactions that you most likely won't be doing in your classroom. When you are teaching the difference between physical and...
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How To: Drive with a Physical Disability

For Students 9th - 12th
If you have learners who are interested in adapted driving or wanting more information on the type of accommodations they will need, this is definitely a great place to start. Mary Allison discusses different types of hand controls, tips...
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Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process

For Teachers K - 12th
Perfect for review at an IEP meeting, this template walks the user through assessing and assigning modifications for a learner's physical disability. Strengths and needs are determined across five domains: physical functioning,...
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The Physics of Playing Guitar

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Everyone knows that guitar music rocks - but why? And how? Learn about the ways a single pluck can create sounds that resonate from string, to ear, to soul with a fascinating video about the physics of sound vibration.
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An Athlete Uses Physics to Shatter World Records

For Students 6th - 12th
Have you heard of the Fosbury Flop? It was invented by a college high jumper in and has become the standard technique for high jumpers world wide. Learn the physics of this move and why it is more effective for clearing the bar than the...
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Disability: Was He Successful in Concealing It?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how President Franklin Roosevelt kept his disability out the public eye. In this presidential history lesson, students analyze political cartoons and information from the Roosevelt Library to determine whether or not...
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Chemical Magic - Think Ink!

For Teachers 7th - 10th
This is a classic chemical reaction to use in your science class. Starch and iodine mix to cause a color change. Discuss with aspiring chemists the chemical and physical changes that occur as you demonstrate.
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Modified Disc Golf

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Here is a great set of adaptations and modifications that will make your next game of disc golf accessible to all your pupils. Listed are several variations and ways you can modify the game for your learners with physical or visual...
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Capture the Treasure

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Did you ever play capture the flag? I did, and it was so much fun! Your learners with special needs, physical handicaps, or visual impairments can play a classic and highly engaging game with a few minor adaptations. The best part is,...
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On the Beach: Disabled and Mother's Pride

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do an early 20th century poet and a 1980's rock star have in common with a novel from the 1960's? Using Wilfred Owen's poem "Disabled" and George Michael's song "Mother's Pride," learners answer questions about the lyrics and themes...
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What Can Schrödinger's Cat Teach Us About Quantum Mechanics?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Step out of the macroscopic world and into the strange, bizarre realm of quantum mechanics with this short instructional video. Using the example of the Schrödinger's Cat thought...
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Einstein's Brilliant Mistake: Entangled States

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Mistakes aren't always a bad thing. Learn how one of Albert Einstein's greatest contributions to the field of quantum physics was actually a theory that ended up being proven wrong, with this short video on entangled states.
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Including the Disabled Student

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss the history of special education in public schools related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Students work in groups to design ways to modify classroom activities based on the needs of a...
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Promoting Disability Awareness and Acceptance in Childhood

For Teachers K - 12th
Create a safe and respectful school environment with the help of this special education teaching guide. Offering dozens of instructional ideas and activities for raising awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities, this is a...
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Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting...
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Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop

For Teachers 1st - 8th
To improve mobility, social skill development, and the concept of position, learners with physical disabilities work together to raise and lower a hula hoop over their heads. The activity is short and intended to be used as a warm-up.
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Particles and Waves: The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young physicists make a quantum leap in their understanding of matter with this short instructional video. Tracing the early work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others, this resource explains the science behind the amazing fact...
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Physical Differences

For Teachers K
Students role play what it would be like to have a physical disability. In this lesson on acceptance, students listen to the book A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan. As a class, the students discuss similarities and differences in...
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Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Inactivity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This PowerPoint is merely a compilation of statistics regarding physical activity and physical inactivity. The information could be used to facilitate discussion in a health class around correlations between activity, inactivity, heart...

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