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Physics Lesson Plans
- Bubble Gum Physics - The students will show the instructor that they have mastered the concept of speed being equivalent to how far something goes or how much of something occurs over a given time period.
- The Physics of Cloud Formations - Clouds and fog are made of tiny droplets of water ad at times, tiny particles of ice.
- Magnets - This center will focus on looking at the invisible force field that magnets have around them.
- Make Your Own Invention- Students learn about Earth Day by developing their own inventions to help the environment.
- Motion, Forces and Energy, Gravity and Weight - Energy charge in matter, conductors, and insulators.
- Newtonian Physics / Acceleration - How do you find the acceleration of a moving object using velocity and time as well as force and mass?
- Particle Collision, Foucault Pendulum and the Coriolis Effect - Students will achieve greater understanding of the Earth's movement and how it effects us.
- Radiography Program - This is a concept review developed based on results from the needs analysis.
- Rotational Motion and Vectors - In this lesson students will learn the basics about vectors, how to compute the coordinates of vectors, and how to add vectors.
- Shadows and Light - By the end of this activity students will be able to explain and model how a light source and an object created a shadow.
- Sound Vibrations and Resonance - The learner will conduct investigations and use appropriate technology to build an understanding of the concepts of sound.
- The Characteristics of Electricity - students learn to explain what causes static electricity.
- Thermodynamics - Student will learn about the differently charged particle terms and meanings.
- Waves and Wavelike Motion - Students will utilize props to demonstrate the different types of waves and wave motion, as well as the specific properties of waves.
Other Physics Lesson Plans On The Web
- Mass vs Weight- The purpose of this mini-teach is to give the students an understanding of the concepts of Mass vs Weight and a basic understanding of metric measurements.
- Periodic Motion: The Pendulum- To introduce the concept of periodic motion and relate it to the movement of a pendulum.
- Straight Line Motion with a Stomper- After this experience, the student should be able to define average speed (distance traveled/time) and be able to graph distance vs time and velocity vs time.
- Super-Ball Physics- To study the motion of a ball in the air, its collision with a hard surface, and subsequent bouncing.
- The Great Tin Race- Describe and recognize motion. Understand what is a reference point. Describe distance in reference to units of measurement.
- The Inertial Balance- Explain the physics principle of the balance using Newton�s First and Second Laws. Differentiate between mass and weight.