Physics Lesson Plan Links
CFAITC.org - Simple & Complex Machines (pdf) - Download this activity book for ideas for your simple machine unit. The lessons are geared for grades 2-5, but some may be modified for older students.
Discovery Channel School - Physical Science - A list of lessons and activities on a variety of physical science topics.
Energy Lesson Plans - Alliance to Save Energy - Download hands-on lesson plans used in the Alliance to Save Energy Green Schools project - a unique collaborative effort by teachers, administrators, and maintenance staff which reduces school energy costs at the same time it educates students.
Exploring Renewable Energy - An assortment of lesson plans for elementary, middle school, and high school created by a team of professional educators and renewable energy experts using information from fact sheets as a starting point for building knowledge.
Fear of Physics - A great resource to learn more about a variety of common physics concepts! Use the "Make a Quiz" option to create your own quizzes to challenge your students as they surf the website.
Light: A Teaching Unit - Explore this website from GE that is full of classroom resources designed for middle schoolers who are planning to take the School Lighting Challenge and use the GE Lighting Auditor to evaluate and improve their school's use of energy for lighting.
Magnets - Browse this site for a large collection of cool experiments with magnets
Marvelous Machines - This site provides a series of experiments about simple machines: levers, wheels and inclined planes designed for use in the third grade.
Math-Science Learning Coalition - Physical Science Lessons - This site offers a wide range of physical science lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school.
MyScienceSite.com - Teacher Resources - Explore the resources available on this website for physical science as well as other science concepts. Scroll down the page to find many ready-to-use worksheets and lab ideas for electricity, flight, optics, fluids, motion, simple machines, and more.
NEED.org - Learn how to put "energy into education" with the ideas available at this site!
Peggy Schweiger's Lessons & Projects - Make a visit to this site for several great project ideas for your physics classroom!
Physics & Astronomy Lesson Plans - Scroll down this page for a large list of lesson plans and activities for astronomy. Grade levels are provided for each lesson!
Proteacher - Physical Science - An assortment of physical science lesson plans and links for elementary teachers.
Science-Class.net - Click the link for the "Work & Simple Machines", "Force & Motion", or "Energy" to find new lessons for your classroom!
SMILE Program Physics Index - A huge assortment of almost 200 single concept lesson plans and activities organized by category.
ThomasNet Simple Machines Guide - Visit this webpage for a listing of links to online activities and resources for simple machines.
Be sure to visit
http://middleschoolscience.com/ for a
wealth of resources!
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8th Grade Science Teacher @ Havana Junior High, Havana, IL
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