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!
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.
PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Determine the percent body fat of a sausage "cadaver" using hydrostatic weighing.
Determine the amount of helium in an irregularly-shaped balloon using gas laws.
Using a force meter, record total impulse generated by a rocket engine to predict maximum flight height.
Geo-Electric Field Science Digi Kit AvailableCreate a clay model to understand the analogy between gravitational fields and electric fields.
Model and measure resistivity of gelatin "nerves" of various diameters.
PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies
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).
Collection of 9 lessons associated with light, color, and geometric optics, developed with The Optical Society.
DNA Science Digi Kit AvailableModel how Rosalind Franklin determined the pitch angle of DNA using a pen spring and a laser.
Use colored buttons and balloons to analyze star color, black body radiation curves, and luminosity.
H: Understandings about the Nature of Science
Determine the rules associated with UPC bar codes and draw analogies with scientific discovery.
Other AAPT Curricular Resources
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