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!
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.
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
Body Science Digi Kit Available
Determine the percent body fat of a sausage "cadaver" using hydrostatic weighing.
Balloon Science Digi Kit Available
Determine the amount of helium in an irregularly-shaped balloon using gas laws.
Rocket Science Digi Kit Available
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.
Nerve Science Digi Kit Available
Model and measure resistivity of gelatin "nerves" of various diameters.
PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies
DNA Science Digi Kit AvailableModel how Rosalind Franklin determined the pitch angle of DNA using a pen spring and a laser.
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
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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