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Study Edge Physics

In Physics, students will conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete Physics will acquire factual knowledge within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and develop critical thinking skills (TAC §112.39(b)(1)).

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Objects in Motion

This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning activities for students learning about the concepts of distance, speed, and acceleration. IPC TEKS (4)(A)

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Newton's Three Laws of Motion

This resource provides alternate or additional learning opportunities for students learning the three Newton's Laws of Motion. It includes a collection of interactive materilas, videos, and other digital media. Physics TEKS, (4)(D)

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Using Logical Reasoning to Prove Conjectures about Circles

Given conjectures about circles, the student will use deductive reasoning and counterexamples to prove or disprove the conjectures.

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Generalizing Geometric Properties of Ratios in Similar Figures

Students will investigate patterns to make conjectures about geometric relationships and apply the definition of similarity, in terms of a dilation, to identify similar figures and their proportional sides and congruent corresponding angles.

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Determining Area: Sectors of Circles

Students will use proportional reasoning to develop formulas to determine the area of sectors of circles. Students will then solve problems involving the area of sectors of circles.

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Making Conjectures About Circles and Segments

Given examples of circles and the lines that intersect them, the student will use explorations and concrete models to formulate and test conjectures about the properties and relationships among the resulting segments.

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Determining Area: Regular Polygons and Circles

The student will apply the formula for the area of regular polygons to solve problems.

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Making Conjectures About Circles and Angles

Given examples of circles and the lines that intersect them, the student will use explorations and concrete models to formulate and test conjectures about the properties of and relationships among the resulting angles.

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Solving Problems With Similar Figures

Given problem situations involving similar figures, the student will use ratios to solve the problems.

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Newton's Law of Inertia

This resource provides instructional resources for Newton's First Law, the law of inertia.

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Conservation of Momentum

This resource was created to support TEKS IPC(4)(E).

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Newton's Law of Action-Reaction

This resource is to support TEKS (8)(6)(C), specifically the Newton's third law or the law of action-reaction.

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Wave Behavior: Doppler Effect

Given diagrams, scenarios, or illustrations, students will identify the characteristics of the Doppler effect.

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Waves: Practical Applications

Given diagrams, scenarios, illustrations, or descriptions, students will identify uses of waves in medical and industrial applications.

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1.01 The Nature of Science

In this video, we discuss the underlying philosophy of science.

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1.02 Scientific Ethics

In this video, we discuss the ethics and morality required in the responsible practice of science.

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1.03 Impact of Science

In this video, we discuss how science affects our lives.

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2.01 Laboratory Safety

In this video, we review lab safety procedures.

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2.02 Measurement and Error

In this video, we review the proper ways to measure quantities and how to account for errors due to measurement.