- Next-Time Questions, by Paul Hewitt
A fantastic collection of end-of-day questions for inspiring deeper thinking in students.
Interactive physics and science simulations online, courtesy of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Highly recommended.
- The Physics Classroom
Browser-based simulations and tutorials.
- The Exploratorium Science Snacks
A collection of easy-to-build science demonstrations from one of the best science museums in the world: San Francisco's Exploratorium.
These are the slides I use in my own teaching. I wouldn't recommend anyone use them "as-is"—I'm a strong believer in creating materials that fit your own teaching style and your own course's content—but maybe you'll find something here of value or inspiration.
Note that these slides, when used, are accompanied by lots of talking and explanation; they're not typically designed to be consumed without narration.
- First Day of School - Velocity of a Car activity
- Intro to Science - Aristotle, Galileo... and how does that Scientific Method work anyway?
- Linear Motion - including distance, time, speed, displacement, velocity acceleration, and graphs of motion
- Motion in 2d - two-dimensional vectors and projectiles
- Newton's Laws of Motion - The Law of Inertia, F=ma, and the Law of Force Pairs
- Conservation of Momentum - Impulse, Momentum, Collisions, and Conservation of Momentum
- Energy and Work - Work, Energy, and Conservation of Energy
Labs and Activities
- Lab - Average Speed - Students determine their average speed, and use that value to measure an unknown distance. Includes percent error calculations and an introduction to acceleration.
- Lab - Motion Graphs - Students use sonic rangers and smart pulleys to create graphs of various moving objects.