Physics

Ideas and inspiration for your physics classroom.

  • 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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  • Weigh the Possibilities: 3 Quick Experiments Using Scales and Balances1:06

    Weigh the Possibilities: 3 Quick Experiments Using Scales and Balances

    3 class activities using scales and balances for middle schoolers learning foundations of science. Teach chemistry, biology, and physics with easy-to-do-experiments.

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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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  • 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.0:45

    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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  • Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Learn how DonorsChoose.org can help you fund the science materials you need, so you can make your science classroom dreams a reality.

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  • How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design2:55

    How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design

    TeacherGeek Wiggle Bots make it easy to encourage students to build, make, create, and innovate as they build, test, and evolve a real working bot.

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  • How to use visual aides for quantitative analysis of quantum physics9:57

    How to use visual aides for quantitative analysis of quantum physics

    Learn how to turn the particle in a box model from an abstract concept into a colorful visual representation of quantum mechanics that's so easy to understand, you've gotta see it to believe it!

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  • How to use a ballistic pendulum to teach velocity, momentum, and projectile motion.3:39

    How to use a ballistic pendulum to teach velocity, momentum, and projectile motion.

    Learn how to use this innovative projectile motion apparatus to design repeatable experiments in your physics classroom and cover a variety of topics with one piece of equipment.

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