Concepts of Physical Science Concepts of Physical Science is a project-based course. Physics concepts are presented in a basic manner requiring math skills. This course is designed to be a hands-on class. Concepts Course Outline.docx Curriculum Instructional Unit Samples - Science Hello, I am very proud to present the teacher-authored instructional unit samples in Science. Each of these units represents the work of a team of Colorado educators to translate one curriculum overview sample into a full instructional unit with learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. Freezing point depression and boiling point elevation: the effects of solutes and of pressure Freezing point depression is the lowering of the equilibrium freezing or melting temperature by solutes in the liquid phase. Solutes in the liquid phase also raise the equilibrium boiling temperature. Pressure also affects freezing temperature (a little) and boiling temperatures (a lot). This page gives a simple, non-mathematical explanation of all these effects.
Model Curriculum: Grade 3 Model Curriculum Overview Science » Science Home Grade Three Model Curriculum Overview View unit yearlong overview here In this unit of study, students organize and use data to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. By applying their understanding of weather-related hazards, students are able to make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of such hazards. The crosscutting concepts of patterns, cause and effect, and the influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world are called out as organizing concepts for these disciplinary core ideas.
Chemistry Interactive Video Animations Chemistry Based Animations These animations support the teaching of concepts in chemistry in freshman through graduate level courses. Some of the QuickTime movie are without audio, and some of the audio--from a few of the sound augmented QuickTime movie--has been stripped and made available in Real Audio's streaming audio format. The chemistry courses that profit from these sorts of multimedia content include instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and air quality. Newton’s 3 Laws, with a bicycle - Joshua Manley There was this fellow in England named Sir Isaac Newton. A little bit stuffy, bad hair, but quite an intelligent guy. He worked on developing both calculus and physics at the same time.
13 Must-Have Virtual Science Lab Apps, Tools & Resources Scientific laboratory courses in most schools suffer from a lack of space and funding needed to provide materials for each student. Even in college level classes, most students experience labs as a viewing only experience, which is crowded and does not allow for student engagement. Various high schools and colleges are turning to virtual science labs to help replace and improve this typical lab experience Virtual science labs are the way of the future, as more and more technology is brought into the classroom. They can be incredibly supportive of the current teaching methodology if combined with proper preparation and structure.
How Does an Orange Peel Pop a Balloon? Chemistry, of Course! By Tom Kuntzleman, Tori Talaski and Charles Schaerer There is a new experiment circulating the web. Check it out: Isn’t that cool? The juice from an orange peel causes a balloon to pop. When I first saw this effect I immediately thought to myself, “what is the chemistry involved in this experiment?” Chemistry & Physics Streaming In addition to watching the videos in this site, Georgia teachers and students can stream Chemistry: A Study of Matter and Physics Fundamentals from GPB Education Streaming by plugging in the search term 'GPB Classroom' and select an episode to stream live or download. You may also stream the videos through PBS Learning Media by searching for Chemistry & Physics. Chemistry & Physics consists of two series teaching high school college preparatory chemistry and physics. Chemistry: A Study of Matter and Physics Fundamentals provides instructional content delivered through thirty-minute episodes and integrated classroom materials. Episodes provide content while giving cues for the classroom teacher to pause the program and interact with students, engaging them in discussions, problem-solving, and laboratory activities.
Mrs. J's Physical Science Page - Lecture Notes These lecture presentations were designed for my high school Integrated Physics & Chemistry class. Students of high school physical science and introductory chemistry and physics may find them useful as a supplement to their own class notes or as a review. Teachers, please feel free to use and modify them for your own classes. If you do so, I would appreciate hearing from you. Chapter and page numbers refer to the textbook: Glencoe Physical Science (c) 1999. States of Matter - PhET Interactive Simulations Topics Atoms Molecules States of Matter Description Heat, cool and compress atoms and molecules and watch as they change between solid, liquid and gas phases. Sample Learning Goals Describe characteristics of three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas.Predict how varying the temperature or pressure changes the behavior of particles.Compare particles in the three different phases.Explain freezing and melting with molecular level detail.Recognize that different substances have different properties, including melting, freezing and boiling temperatures.