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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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Impact of a Co-Taught Physics Course on Preservice Science Teachers’ Views of Teaching and Learning of Physics

This article focuses on the impact of a physics class on secondary science teacher candidates’ views of teaching and learning physics. The course wa...

 

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Freebies and Opportunities From the Field for Science and STEM Teachers, July 5, 2022
 

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers From the Field, June 14, 2022
 

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Freebies for Science and STEM Teachers/From the Field, June 7, 2022
 

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Sliding and Colliding Into Physics
 

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Freebies for Science and STEM Teachers/From the Field, May 10, 2022
 

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Unnoticed Sunballs All Around Us
 

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The Quantum Mechanical Student
 

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Freebies for Science and STEM Teachers/From the Field, April 5, 2022
 

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Freebies for Science Teachers/From the Field, March 22, 2022
 

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Science Update: Getting Ready for Two Spectacular Solar Eclipses in North America, October 20, 2022

Prepare yourself for the next solar eclipses! Join veteran astronomers and educators Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi on Thursday, October 20, fr...

 

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The Stable and Persistent Alternative Conceptions Present in Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Average Speed

This study investigated the stability and persistence of prospective elementary teachers’ conceptual understanding of average speed. A questionnaire...

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