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All lessons from The Physics Teacher

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

Optics Collection Cover
Optics Collection     Digi Kit Available
Collection of 9 lessons associated with light, color, and geometric optics, developed with The Optical Society.

Flight Collection Cover
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.

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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.

DNA Science Cover
DNA Science          Digi Kit Available
Model how Rosalind Franklin determined the pitch angle of DNA using a pen spring and a laser.

Nerve Science Cover
Nerve Science       Digi Kit Available
Model and measure resistivity of gelatin "nerves" of various diameters.

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

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

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

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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.

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

Star Spectra Science
Star Spectra Science     Digi Kit Available
Use colored buttons and balloons to analyze star color, black body radiation curves, and luminosity.

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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).

Exoplanet Science
Exoplanet Science     Digi Kit Not Yet Available
Use a smartphone light sensor to determine the radius of an exoplanet as it transits its star.


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