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  • Physics Activities With Metersticks

    Journal Article | April 2021

  • Case Studies Physics

    Page | February 2022

    Case Studies Physics

  • Physics in the Sport of Boxing—A Personal Story

    Journal Article | February 2021

  • Symbols in Physics

    Journal Article | April 2021

    Symbols are a cornerstone of the written language of physics and mathematics but inconsistencies in their use pose a challenge to students. This article reports on interviews held with first-year undergraduate physics…

  • A physics soufflé

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    What distinguishes the world’s great chefs from the millions of adequate cooks is an understanding of the concepts of cooking. We strive for a similar appreciation of physics concepts in our students. Most of the time…

  • Elevator physics

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    Have you ever taken your bathroom scales to an elevator for a ride? This is guaranteed to start an interesting conversation and you will be advancing the cause of physics at the same time. This chapter features several…

  • Physical Geography

    Book Chapter | March 2010

    Physical geography becomes a way to identify and better understand the components in the environment and the structure of the landscape. The activities in this chapter will help students build on their observational…

  • Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12: Explore-Before-Explain in Physical Science

    NSTA Press Book | April 2021

    Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12 is the one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine your approach to high school physical science. The book discusses the 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and…

  • Emphasizing Physics Concepts with Cartoons

    Journal Article | February 2020

  • Sliding and Colliding Into Physics

    Journal Article | May 2022

  • Universal Design for Learning Science: Reframing Elementary Instruction in Physical Science

    NSTA Press Book | April 2020

    Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. Here’s good news: With this practical book, you can learn from experienced elementary school educators about how to make physical science…

  • Uncovering Student Ideas Probes Physical Science

    Page | November 2021

    Uncovering Student Ideas Probes Physical Science

  • NGSS in Action: Alison Hapka, High School Physics

    Page | March 2020

    NGSS in Action: Alison Hapka, High School Physics Alison Hapka knows what active science learning can do for a classroom. For one thing, it makes a giant mess: everyone talking at once, papers and supplies scattered all over, and desks pointing every which way. This is what it looks like in the science classes she…

  • Physics Changes with Scale

    Book Chapter | January 2007

    At the nanoscale, a completely different set of forces and interactions are experienced by molecules and atoms than we experience at the human scale. How do properties change with scale? Why is gravity so important to…

  • Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science If you have purchased the teacher's edition of Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science, you can view the lab handouts and checkout questions online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view the online extras,…

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