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Title: Simple Machines Webquest
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This web quest allows students to explore simple machines, recreate them, and explain how they work.
Standard(s): [S1] (2) 4: Describe observable effects of forces, including buoyancy, gravity, and magnetism. [S1] (3) 5: Identify the relationship of simple machines to compound machines. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Simple Machines Webquest
http://www.webquest....
This web quest allows students to explore simple machines, recreate them, and explain how they work.
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Title: Catch The Light
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Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHS (912) 9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Catch The Light
http://amazingspace...
Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Title: The Real Bionic Man
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This website provides lesson plans and activities to help students understand artificial parts that are implanted in humans.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [TC2] CA2 (912) 17: Create an interactive digital product using programming logic.
The Real Bionic Man
http://school.discov...
This website provides lesson plans and activities to help students understand artificial parts that are implanted in humans.
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Title: Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
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Title: Physics of Projectile Motion
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Physics 405: Projectile Motion. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Includes an embedded 30 minute video lesson,two notetaking guides and a problem worksheet (PDF).
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Physics of Projectile Motion
http://www.gpb.org/c...
Physics 405: Projectile Motion. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Includes an embedded 30 minute video lesson,two notetaking guides and a problem worksheet (PDF).
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Title: Chemistry 102: The Metric System
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This is GPB Television Podcast for the Metric System
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power.
Chemistry 102: The Metric System
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is GPB Television Podcast for the Metric System
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Title: Math in Basketball
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Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy. [MA2013] PRE (912) 7: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors. [NVM3] [MA2013] AM1 (912) 2: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors, including navigation (e.g., airplane, aerospace, oceanic). [NVM3] (Alabama)
Math in Basketball
http://www.thirteen....
Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.
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Title: Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
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Title: Physics of Projectile Motion
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Physics 405: Projectile Motion. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Includes an embedded 30 minute video lesson,two notetaking guides and a problem worksheet (PDF).
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Physics of Projectile Motion
http://www.gpb.org/c...
Physics 405: Projectile Motion. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Includes an embedded 30 minute video lesson,two notetaking guides and a problem worksheet (PDF).
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Title: Unit Conversion
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Use this webpage to convert units of measurement.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 18: Convert among differentsized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multistep, realworld problems. [5MD1] [S1] E&S (912) 8: Explain the terms astronomical unit and light year. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power.
Unit Conversion
http://www.unitconv...
Use this webpage to convert units of measurement.
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Title: Catch The Light
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Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHS (912) 9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Catch The Light
http://amazingspace...
Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Title: Physics Projectile Motion, Interactive Simulation
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This is an interactive simulation used to test the students calculations and predictions for projectile motion.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics Projectile Motion, Interactive Simulation
http://phet.colorado...
This is an interactive simulation used to test the students calculations and predictions for projectile motion.
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Title: Physics Velocity and Accleration, interactive simulation
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This is an interactive simulation for physic students to calculate velocity and acceleration
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Physics Velocity and Accleration, interactive simulation
http://phet.colorado...
This is an interactive simulation for physic students to calculate velocity and acceleration
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Title: Forces and Motion: Basics
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Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Forces and Motion: Basics
http://phet.colorado...
Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
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Title: Density
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Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Can you identify all the mystery objects?
Standard(s): [S1] (5) 2: Define mass, volume, and density. [S1] (8) 1: Identify steps within the scientific process. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] MAR (912) 5: Discuss physical and chemical properties of saltwater.
Density
http://phet.colorado...
Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Can you identify all the mystery objects?
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Title: Forces and Motion: Basics
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Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Forces and Motion: Basics
http://phet.colorado...
Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
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Title: Water Bottle Rocket Competition
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Participants will design, construct, and test a rocket made from a 2 liter plastic soda bottle. The goal is to design a rocket that will remain aloft for a maximum period of time. Every group will launch their rocket 3 times. Do not use the same rocket body (2 liter bottle) for more than two launches. The first 2 launches will be test launches. Your group must choose one or more aspects of the rocket to test. After each test launch you must analyze what hurt your rocket’s performance the most and redesign it before the next launch day. Your goal is to have the best possible rocket by the final launch day.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Water Bottle Rocket Competition
http://cchsliu.org/w...
Participants will design, construct, and test a rocket made from a 2 liter plastic soda bottle. The goal is to design a rocket that will remain aloft for a maximum period of time. Every group will launch their rocket 3 times. Do not use the same rocket body (2 liter bottle) for more than two launches. The first 2 launches will be test launches. Your group must choose one or more aspects of the rocket to test. After each test launch you must analyze what hurt your rocket’s performance the most and redesign it before the next launch day. Your goal is to have the best possible rocket by the final launch day.
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Title: Sink or Float?
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This site allows students to complete a learning activity to test if items will sink or float.
Standard(s): [S1] (5) 2: Define mass, volume, and density. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] MAR (912) 5: Discuss physical and chemical properties of saltwater.
Sink or Float?
http://sciencenetlin...
This site allows students to complete a learning activity to test if items will sink or float.
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Title: Unit Conversion
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Use this webpage to convert units of measurement.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (5) 18: Convert among differentsized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multistep, realworld problems. [5MD1] [S1] E&S (912) 8: Explain the terms astronomical unit and light year. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power.
Unit Conversion
http://www.unitconv...
Use this webpage to convert units of measurement.
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Title: Catch The Light
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Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHS (912) 9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Catch The Light
http://amazingspace...
Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.

