Learn about the physics of friction and how it affects our daily lives. Watch videos or play games that demonstrate the importance of the concept. Perform mini-experiments to better understand the concept. Learn more about how friction is important to heat energy.
Learn about different forces involved in acceleration, including friction and gravity. Watch a video, take a quiz, complete an interactive activity or read more.
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Explore more about friction and how it is important to heat energy. Watch a video, take a quiz, complete an interactive activity or read more.
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These sites cover the basic concepts of physics. Learn about force, motion, and friction using interactive simulations where you can manipulate the variables. Includes links to an eThemes on Simple Machines, Magnets, and Gravity.
These sites have simple experiments that will expose students to scientific methods and processes. Students learn to conduct experiments based on scientific inquiry as well as understanding it at the conceptual level. Includes examples on forming research questions and hypotheses, identifying dependent and independent variables, presenting data, and writing conclusions. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Scientific Method, Scientific Principles, Science Fair Projects: Ideas and Organization.
Find out what scientific method is all about. Learn major principles in science: problem, hypothesis, observations, experiments, theory, and law. Take quizzes to test the hypothesis that you know how to do science. Includes a video, animation, online quizzes, lesson plans, and printable worksheets. There are links to eThemes resources on scientific method, qualities of a scientist, understanding science, and science fair.
These sites describe the general method used in scientific research. They also include the research process, the role and purpose of theory, and the history of the method. Includes links to eThemes Resources on science fair projects, scientific principles, understanding science, qualities of a scientist, and science experiments for elementary.