Physical Science

Looking for Physics Resources/Materials-Electromagnetism

Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:56 AM


I am a new Physics teacher and am looking for any good resources/materials to use in my class, particularly for the unit of Electricity and Magnetism. I have been using some resources from Better Lesson and Teachers Pay Teachers, but there are very few resources available for this new unit. This is my school's first Physics class so we don't have any established resources, nor a surplus of materials to do a lot of labs. Also, I am getting tired of doing basically just notes in my classes so anything that branches out from that would be even better. All of my students have chromebooks, so anything with the computers would be great to. Please let me know if anyone has resources they would be willing to share or if they could point me in the right direction so I can help instruct my students better!

Kyle Yost

Kyle Yost
Kyle Yost
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Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:03 AM

hi Kyle,

please take a look at "Electromagnetism" within "Physics Studio" app -
The app is available for Chromebooks, Android, IOS and on Windows 10 desktops.

All the best,

Sridhar Sundaram
Sridhar Sundaram
120 Activity Points

Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:03 PM

Hi Kyle,

I know how difficult it can be for a new teacher to develop and equip a new classroom. There are some online simulations that you can use on chromebooks. In particular, PhET has a whole series of science simulations and is working toward converting their older ones into HTML so that they can be used on a greater range of devices.

PhET Simulations for Chromebooks

You'll note that they have a number of them for E&M topics. I would recommend that you create a free teacher account on the site and then you can access submitted and rated inquiry lessons using the sims.

I've also attached an article from The Science Teacher on using LEDs to teach circuits. LEDs and batteries can be purchased relatively cheaply, so this lab might interest you.

Rebecca Falin


Rebecca Falin
Rebecca Falin
71375 Activity Points

Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:46 AM

I will second Rebecca’s suggested article!
Teaching Electricity and Engineering With LEDs
Using colorful light-emitting diodes to engage students in the study of electric circuits.

“Electrical circuits is a challenging topic for many students. Allowing students to create their own circuits that meet design specification provides a forum for them to discover for themselves how different circuit designs work and differ oone from another. This is a well planned lesson that meeting new NGSS standards.”

Arlene Jurewicz-Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz-Leighton
41865 Activity Points

Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:21 PM

Hello there,
I highly recommend on top of PhET that you look at for tutorials, worksheets, simple simulations.
You may want to also look at some engineering sites like:
I've attached a file with STEM links mostly geared toward middle school, but will have some secondary school relevence.
Hope this helps!
Gabe Kraljevic


Gabe Kraljevic
Gabe Kraljevic
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