Bridget Warnke

Affiliation

Manistee High School

Recent Posts by Bridget

Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:46 PM in Forms of Energy Lesson
Have you ever tried using 'poppers' for students to investigate energy and energy transformations?  Students use oversized poppers (available on amazon for cheap) and design an experiment.  I have kids do this and then they explore potential energy, kinetic, elastic, etc. and they are designing the experiment.  Kids have lots of fun with this experiment!

Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:43 PM in Circuits
I have tried building simple circuits with kids, but I found  http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/circuit-construction-kit-ac  to be really helpful.  The kids can visually see circuits and learn symbols associated with circuits.  There are plenty of teacher resources as well.

Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:37 PM in Electromagnetism for high school
Have you tried the phet simulations?  They add more and more all the time.  There are also plenty of teacher resources for each simulation.  Many take the simulation from different angles.  Very helpful.  I really like the circuit one.