• Subject: Science

3 Chapter 1: Nature of Science and Scientific Ethics

In this chapter, we explore the nature of science itself, including its practice, ethics, and impact.

• Subject: Science

5 Chapter 2: Tools of Physics

In this chapter, we discuss several ideas and tools that will be helpful in our introductory study of physics.

• Subject: Science

5 Chapter 4: Newton's Laws and Momentum

In this chapter, we introduce Newton's laws, and then explore the concepts of momentum and conservation of momentum.

• Subject: Science

7 Chapter 5: Conservation of Energy and Gravitation

In this chapter, we explore a formulation of classical physics in the context of energy rather than force, and we explore the concept of gravitation in more universally applicable detail.

• Subject: Science

5 Chapter 8: Circuits and Magnetism

In this chapter, students will learn introductory concepts surrounding electricity and magnetism.

• Subject: Science

7 Chapter 9: Special Topics

In this chapter, we present several special topics that may arise in the study of physics.

• Subject: Science

6 Chapter 10: Equipment and Experiments

In this chapter, we demonstrate the use of various laboratory equipment.

• Subject: Science

13 1 Electric Charge and Electric Field

• Subject: Science

16 5 Magnetism

• Subject: Science

2 Instructional Support Ancillaries for TEA Physics

Ancillaries for TEA Physics

• Resource ID: TXLS096
• Subject: Science

Drumming Up Some Sound Energy!

Students will explore sound energy by creating their own drums using a variety of materials. Then, students will listen for the loud and soft sounds that each of the drums creates.

• Resource ID: TXLS059
• Subject: Science

Earth: A Tilted Affair

After a brief review of direct and indirect sunlight, students will arrange heat maps and globes around a drawing of the Sun based on the tilt of Earth and how it affects Earth’s temperature.

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• Resource ID: TXLS028
• Subject: Science

Motion Pictures

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of motion representation using distance vs. time graphs. Students will recognize labeling of axes, steepness related to speed, horizontal lines as non-motion, and downward slope as return to origin.

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• Resource ID: TXLS127
• Subject: Science

Going on an Expedition

Students observe how dunes and canyons are created through agents of erosion by weathering and erosion.

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• Resource ID: TXLS018
• Subject: Science

Uses of Energy Lab

Students will rotate through lab stations equipped with objects and videos as they explore the uses and conversion of five different types of energy.

• Resource ID: TXLS071
• Subject: Science

Save the Factory!

Students will design an experiment to test the outcome of friction in force and motion. The students will create an inclined plane demonstrating their knowledge of mechanical energy and the effects of gravity on an object. Students will use previous knowledge of friction to complete their task of stopping their object. Critical thinking skills will be the focus of the lesson as students will have to utilize their scientific problem-solving skills to make decisions regarding their experiment.

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• Resource ID: TXLS118