By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Curriki
Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, aimed at understanding how the universe behaves. It’s one of the oldest and most fundamental scientific disciplines. It’s also extremely difficult, especially for Advanced Placement (AP) students!
Curriki offers a diverse array of materials, primarily for high school students, to understand this vital building-block branch of science.
Curriki materials span grades 1-12, so there’s something for everyone. Dig in (pun intended) to Curriki’s Top 10 High School Physics lessons!
WISC Physics Activities
This collection of learning activities from Wisconsin Technical College teaches basic principles of physics, including heat transfer, construction of diagrams, mass vs. weight, Newton’s Laws of Motion, sloe and intersept.
Curriki’s High School Physics Collection
Curriki’s High School Physics Collection is a collection of high school Physics resources is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. It uses a variety of techniques to teach matter, energy, motion and stability and waves.
Physics of Sailing
The Physics of Sailing is a six-week high school Physics project designed in a project-based learning (PBL) format that applies Newton’s Laws to sailboat design. The project, sponsored by Oracle, mixes team-based student inquiry, direct instruction, and teacher- or student-directed activities.
Motion, which can be used in high school and beyond, introduces the concept of motion as a measurable quantity and studies its qualities.
Curriki offers a series of AP Physics videos presented by Paul Andersen, an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul taught science in Montana for 20 years and was 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, as well as a finalist for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year.
- AP Physics: Equivalence Principle — In this video, Andersen explains how inertial mass and gravitational mass are equivalent. He also demonstrates simple methods for calculating individual inertial mass and gravitational mass, the principles Albert Einstein used to build his theory of relativity.
- AP Physics: Forces examines forces – pushes or pulls on an object that can be determined by measuring the motion of an object.
- AP Physics: Fundamental Particles teaches how at the smallest level all matter is made of fundamental particles; including quarks, electron, photons and neutrinos.
- AP Physics: Elementary Charge examines how electric charge is quantized.
- Momentum introduces the concept of momentum.
- AP Physics: Gravitational Field Strength examines how gravitational field strength is directly related to the mass of the object and indirectly related to the square of the distance from the center of mass.
We hope these resources will help your students discover science’s most fundamental branch. Please share this article and pass the word on about Curriki’s wealth of resources for teaching physics!
Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, leads and manages all of Curriki’s content development, user experience, and academic direction.
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