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Protocol for Solving Physics (and math) word problems

Protocol for Solving Physics (and math) word problems

The protocol is an appraoch to problem solving for Physics that was taught to me by my mentor. It works for most word problems in general. 10 steps 1. read the problem 2. create a meanful diagram 3. determine the variables 4. assign values to variables (what you are given and what you know, and

Museum Box

Museum Box is an interesting Web 2.0 tool. It allows users to create virtual boxes that displays various types of media on the faces of the box. You can design the boxes to have layers, which affords viewers an opportunity to follow the research as well as develop a response to an argument presented on

Science NetLinks

Science NetLinks is a great resource for science teachers (and any other teacher looking for science information and resources). They have resources for grades K-12. Resources include lesson plans, online resources, lesson tools, and more. It is all free! The resources are all standards based, internet activities. I have been using a few of them and

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable”

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable” is a great piece I found on Open Culture’s website. The article starts with the plot of the movie and a trailer for it and then has a video from Emory physics professor Sidney Perkowitz explaining the physics part of this. Professor Perkowitz has also authored books and articles on physics and science in

Differentiating with Discovery Education Resources

Differentiation is a very important tool for educators to use in their classrooms to help students learn and succeed. Differentiation is a teacher’s response to learner’s needs and a recognition that all students learn differently, have differing backgrounds and varying levels of skills and knowledge. To differentiate learning means to create different paths for students

Read to Succeed

Six Flags and Discovery Education announced today the launch of the Read to Succeed program, which encourages K-6 students to read for enjoyment outside of school. Students who complete six hours of recreational, nonschool-related reading can earn free admission to a participating Six Flags theme park, and teachers whose classes complete the program also can

Science Institute: Day Two

The second day of the DEN Science Institute featured a bunch of special guests including the Superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools, Alberto Carvalho, alongside Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Institute attendees spent the day developing concept and unit plans using Discovery Education Science content within the 5E instructional model.  They also explored the connections between hands

PD from DE: What a Week!

White tab for DE Webinar Calendar Webinar Calendar on PA Blog Discovery Education Webinars has its mojo working with a week of terrific professional development opportunities. Your PA bloggers want to make your access easy, so you might want to check our DE Webinars tab on our blog for a complete and updated list of

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