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Physics includes the study of forces and motion, conservation laws, heat, fluids, vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, and sound and light.

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Focus on Physics: The Physics of Rainbows

Building an understanding of physical principles. ...

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A Physics Teaching Approach That Supports Real-World Science by Matt Holsten

Traditional physics education can leave many students confused, bored, or without the conceptual understanding of the equations they are required to m...

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Amusement Park Engineer—Bumper Cars

In this activity, students use PhET simulation to create a proposal for a design of a set of bumper cars that are safe, fair, and fun for children, te...

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Visible Light and Colors

Color theory is an area of physics that can explain how the appearance of colors changes when colors are mixed, for example on a computer screen or wi...

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Exponential Growth and Doubling Time
 

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Combustion and a Jumping Flame
 

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The Pulled Spool—Which Way Does It Roll?
 

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Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

Are you interested in a three-dimensional approach to helping your high school physics students learn the practices of science, including constructing...

 

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Action Research: Using a 5E Instructional Approach to Improve Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Instruction

A physics laboratory instructor used action research to effectively implement a 5E instructional approach, which incorporated scientific practices. ...

 

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Being Unique or Being Identical
 

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Measuring Shadows to Calculate the Size of Earth
 

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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more....

 

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Superhero Physics
 

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Emphasizing Physics Concepts With Cartoons, Part II
 

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Incorporating the Stories of Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ Scientists Into the Physics Classroom
 

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Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity, Teacher Edition

How do our bodies manage to heal wounds, build the stamina to run marathons, and give us the energy—even while we’re sleeping—to keep us alive a...

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