Digi Kits

Digi Kits are vetted collections that include a hands-on, inquiry-driven activity inspired by articles from The Physics Teacher journal, digital resources that support student and teacher learning, and are aligned closely to the Framework for K-12 Science Education and NGSS performance expectations. Click on any Digi Kit below to learn more!

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Energy Theater    

Digi Kit Available
This AAPT lesson is the linchpin of our High School Digi Kit on energy transfer and transformation.
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Analog-to-Digital Science    

Digi Kit Available
Model how digital signals are created from analog signals through analogies with art, data sampling from graphs, and sending messages through laser beams.
Photoelectric Effect
Photoelectric Effect    
Digi Kit Available
Observe the photoelectric effect, model its effect on electrons with an online simulation and hands-on manipulative, and use the Claims-Evidence-Reasoning approach to explore the wave versus particle model for light.
CME Science
CME Science    
Digi Kit Available
This Digi Kit blends physics and space science as students analyze authentic data from the NASA SOHO space observatory to measure the speed of a coronal mass ejection (CME).

PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

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Body Science        Digi Kit Available
Determine the percent body fat of a sausage "cadaver" using hydrostatic weighing.

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Balloon Science    Digi Kit Available
Determine the amount of helium in an irregularly-shaped balloon using gas laws.

Amusement Park Science
Amusement Park Science     Digi Kit Available
Use a smartphone accelerometer to generate quantitative force diagrams and measure accelerations on rides.


PS3: Energy

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Rocket Science        Digi Kit Available
Using a force meter, record total impulse generated by a rocket engine to predict maximum flight height.

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Geo-Electric Field Science          Digi Kit Available
Create a clay model to understand the analogy between gravitational fields and electric fields.
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Nerve Science       Digi Kit Available
Model and measure resistivity of gelatin "nerves" of various diameters.


PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies

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Acoustics Collection     Digi Kit Available
Collection of 6 lessons associated with vibration, waves, and acoustics, developed with the Acoustical Society of America.


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Eclipse Science     Digi Kit Available
Use a piece of cardboard, pins, clay, and string to model solar and lunar eclipses. (Get more resources from AAPT's collaboration in the NASA Space Science Education Consortium).



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Optics Collection     Digi Kit Available
Collection of 9 lessons associated with light, color, and geometric optics, developed with The Optical Society.
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DNA Science          Digi Kit Available
Model how Rosalind Franklin determined the pitch angle of DNA using a pen spring and a laser.
Star Spectra Science
Star Spectra Science     Digi Kit Available
Use colored buttons and balloons to analyze star color, black body radiation curves, and luminosity.

H: Understandings about the Nature of Science

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UPC Science           Digi Kit Available
Determine the rules associated with UPC bar codes and draw analogies with scientific discovery.


Other AAPT Curricular Resources

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Flight Collection     Digi Kit not yet Available
A collection of over 26 lessons and activities surrounding flight physics, developed with NASA Aeronautics as part of AAPT's Space Act Agreement with NASA to promote aeronautics education.


For more details and information about K12 Programs, please contact Rebecca Vieyra, K12 Program Manager, at rvieyra@aapt.org