Most of these are online lessons, usually with some interactivity, intended as part of an online “textbook”. Many are suitable for a flipped learning situation. Others are interactives suitable for demonstrating or exploring concepts. The grade/class for which these were created is shown at the end of each listing as a guide. An item might be better suited to a different grade depending on the structure of your curriculum.
- Timer. A very basic stopwatch. For timing stuff.
- Mean and Sample Standard Deviation Calculator. Physics
Math and Measurement
- Scientific Notation. Grade 9.
- Mathematical Relationships: Linear, square, inverse & root. Physics, Chemistry.
- Uncertainty in Measurement 1: Reading Scales and Significant Figures. Grade 10, Physics, Chemistry.
- Uncertainty in Measurement 2: Tracking Uncertainty in Calculations. Grade 10, Physics, Chemistry.
- Precision and Accuracy. Physics, Chemistry.
- Error in Measurement. What is Error? Random & systematic error. Physics, Chemistry.
- Significant Digits Practice. Physics, Chemistry.
- Vector Notation: Magnitude-direction and unit vector notation. Physics.
Properties of Matter
- Density. Grade 7/8.
Light & Colour
- Basic Concepts of Light. An introduction to light. Grade 8.
- Light Sources. Notes on incandescent and luminescent sources. Grade 8.
- Concave Reflectors. A lesson. Grade 8.
- Convex Reflectors. A lesson. Grade 8.
- Drawing Ray Diagrams for Concave Reflectors. Grade 8.
- Drawing Ray Diagrams for Convex Reflectors. Grade 8.
- Refraction. A lesson. Grade 8.
- The Visible Spectrum. A lesson. Grade 8.
- Light Waves & Colour. A lesson on the relationship between colour and wave frequency. Grade 8.
- Additive Colour Mixing. A lesson on mixing light. Grade 8.
- Mixing Lights. Experiment with mixing RGB lights. Grade 8.
- Subtractive Colour Mixing. A lesson on mixing pigments. Grade 8.
- Mixing Pigments. Experiment with mixing CYM pigments. Grade 8.
- Test Your colour Theory Knowledge. Make predictions with coloured lights, filters & papers. Grade 8.
- Describing Motion 1: An Introduction to Kinematics. Grade 10.
- Describing Motion 2: Vectors and Scalars. Grade 10.
- Describing Motion 3: position and Displacement. Grade 10.
- Describing Motion 4: Time. Grade 10.
- Basic Kinematics – Demonstrate concepts of position, displacement and velocity. Grade 10, Physics.
- A Car Animation. Use this to investigate basic kinematics concepts. Grade 10.
- Motion Graphs – Explore position-time graphs and velocity-time graphs. – Physics, Grade 10.
- Position-Time Graphs. Match an object’s motion with the graph. Grade 10.
- Projectile Motion: Experiment with a projectile. Physics
- What is a Force? Grade 10.
- Friction: Basic Concepts.
- Factors Affecting Friction. Physics
- Objects on Slopes -Illustrate the relationships between components of weight and friction for an object on a slope.
- Momentum. Grade 10.
- Impulse. Grade 10.
- Pressure. Grade 8.
- Work. Grade 8.
Orbital Mechanics and Astronomy
- Our Developing Understanding of the Universe. A review of key figures in the history of our understanding. Physics.
- Understanding Orbits. A lesson on basic orbital mechanics. Physics.
- Newton’s Cannon. Physics.
- Driving a Spaceship. A lesson on controlling a spaceship’s orbit. Physics.
- Driving a Spaceship: Experiment with changing a spacecraft’s orbit. Physics.
- Transfer Orbits: Move the ship into a new orbits. Physics.
- Satellite Capture: Adjust the ship’s orbit to dock with a satellite. Physics.
- Orbital Mechanics: An amalgamation and reworking of several of the above lessons specifically intended for interactive whiteboards. Physics.
- Sound Waves. Demonstrate and explore sound wave relationships and wave superposition. Optimized for an interactive whiteboard. Physics.
- Millikan’s Oil Drop Experiment: A simplified simulation for a virtual lab exercise. Physics.