Physics

Ideas and inspiration for your physics classroom.

  • Want the facts on heat transfer? No sweat. Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Want the facts on heat transfer? No sweat. Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    So many processes in everyday life involve heat transfer; your students will be inspired to discover all the situations where it occurs.

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  • Shocking facts about static electricity from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Shocking facts about static electricity from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Spark students’ curiosity about the basics of electric charges. Inspire hands-on educational activities that develop critical thinking skills that students can do at home or in the classroom.

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  • Get the facts about radiation and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about radiation and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Energize your class with the facts on radiation to help them distinguish safe forms of radiation from harmful ones.

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  • Explore the science of color with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Explore the science of color with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Use these illuminating facts about color from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience to make the study of light & color fun & easy. Key concepts focus on the visual perception of different wavelengths of light.

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  • How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    Lab safety tips for blended and remote learning from WeAreTeachers.

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  • 9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    Doing amazing science activities in the lab is only cool when we follow the rules. So, keep students and others as safe as possible—whether it's inside the classroom or in a home-based science lab.

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  • Hovercrafts aren't just science friction with this activity

    Hovercrafts aren't just science friction with this activity

    Your students will get a rise out of building a hovercraft to explore the principles behind gravity, air resistance, and friction.

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  • Rock it at home with this rocket activity

    Rock it at home with this rocket activity

    A fun distance learning activity using simple household items that helps teach concepts on chemical reactions, gravity, rockets, thrust, pressurization, and carbon dioxide.

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  • How science helps Santa go down the chimney…and 4 more easy holiday science activities to break up students’ breaks1:26

    How science helps Santa go down the chimney…and 4 more easy holiday science activities to break up students’ breaks

    Use this super-easy activity list to help students discover that physics, chemistry, and other STEM topics don’t take a break from the world around them, even during the holidays.

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  • Set the kitchen table for science time

    Set the kitchen table for science time

    There's a plethora of science experiments hiding in our refrigerators, pantries & junk drawers. If you're looking for creative science experiments for distance learners, then you're in the right place

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  • Try these 5 troubleshooting tips for your Van de Graaff generator

    Try these 5 troubleshooting tips for your Van de Graaff generator

    Van de Graaff generators are sophisticated machines that need a delicate touch and make you work for their affection. Here are five troubleshooting tips for any model.

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  • Discovering exoplanets in a galaxy not so near you – a free activity

    Discovering exoplanets in a galaxy not so near you – a free activity

    Students practice science observation skills, data collection, and more as they learn how to hunt for planets outside our solar system with this free activity.

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    Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.

    Science teachers: Did you know Ward’s Science offers complementary services to help educators win grants? We can help find, apply for, and secure funding for you too – just give us a call today.

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  • Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Students learn to use laboratory notebooks to keep consistent and accurate notes that record and reflect on their inquiry-based observations, activities, investigations, and experiments.

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  • Hank's Lab: The physics of projectiles1:21

    Hank's Lab: The physics of projectiles

    Science teachers: Join Ward’s World’s favorite lab assistant, Hank, as he introduces high school students to the physics of projectiles – then download our free classroom activity to join in the fun.

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  • A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    Safety concerns in the science lab can turn awesome teachers into nervous wrecks. Here’s a quick checklist to ensure your lab is safe (and get back your peace of mind).

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  • An illuminating experience - electricity for bright young minds0:16

    An illuminating experience - electricity for bright young minds

    Making an electrical circuit using copper tape on paper is a hands-on way to for science teachers to introduce electricity to students of all ages. Check out our paper circuits kit to get started.

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  • Tornado warning! The physics of a vortex0:16

    Tornado warning! The physics of a vortex

    Why just talk about the physics of a vortex when you can create one in minutes? Download this easy science activity for elementary and middle school and you’ll have a tornado in a bottle in no time.

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  • How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    Find the right safety gloves for every science classroom activity with our interactive Glove Selector Tool.

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  • Physics of the fidget spinner for high school10:08

    Physics of the fidget spinner for high school

    Designed with high school students in mind, this activity incorporates quantitative analysis and graphical equations using technology to demonstrate physics concepts of motion, force, and more.

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