I Heart Physics

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"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked WHY?"
 
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By I Heart Physics
I think vectors are so much easier for students to understand mathematically if they understand them graphically. I like to use this worksheet to accomplish both, using the graphical to segue into the mathematical. Something about seeing the
Subjects:
PreCalculus, Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
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$5.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
Worksheet with sixteen different scenarios where students are asked to identify the forces present in each so they can draw the relating free body diagram. Whenever I do this, I try to demonstrate each scenario at the front of the classroom. For
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is a problem that involves a roller coaster which starts from the top of a hill with an initial velocity, before coasting down the hill and cresting a second, shorter hill. In this problem students are tasked with identifying the types of
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
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$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This worksheet introduces students to the idea of specific heat and how it is used in calculations. It has them explain what it means for a substance to have a high specific heat and then tasks them with comparing the specific heats of two
Subjects:
Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Worksheets
$3.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
I think one of the hardest things for my students when first learning kinematic equations is not just identifying the givens, but selecting the right equation to use. In this worksheet, students work through different 1-D motion problems (some
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
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$3.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This worksheet consists of different workout problems that involve the use of Newton's Second Law and the equation F=ma. There are also problems that ask students to compare situations and rank them based on greatest force, mass, or acceleration
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
16 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is just a quick little fill-in-the-blank rundown of basic concepts over projectile motion. It defines and gives examples of projectile motion, differentiates between the horizontal and vertical directions, and explains how to get a resultant
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
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$2.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is meant as an introductory worksheet into lenses and mirrors. It simply has space to define some key terms associated with lenses and mirrors (concave, convex, reflection, refraction, converging, diverging, real image, virtual image) as well
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Worksheets
$4.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
In physics, it is important that students can differentiate between a scalar and a vector. Before beginning our unit on motion, I always start off with a really quick lesson on the two quantities and the differences between them. In this
Subjects:
PreCalculus, Science, Physics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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$2.50
12 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This worksheet has different problems for students to work through with objects in free fall. In each problem, students are given 3 known variables (out of vertical displacement, initial velocity, final velocity, acceleration, and time) and asked
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
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$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is a worksheet that addresses the most common forces encountered in mechanics. For each force listed, students will identify the variable, define the force, and illustrate an example of the force. I find this a very useful worksheet to go
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
I love using free fall to demonstrate the connection between acceleration, velocity, and displacement. I think students can not only get a good feel for the concept of gravitational acceleration, but just acceleration in general. This worksheet
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is a worksheet with various problems where work and power are calculated for different physical scenarios. Students will need to apply the concept of work as the product of force and distance as well as the relationship between work and
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
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$2.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
Most students, upon entering physics, have a common misconception of the term "distance." This is an easy-to-understand misconception given the everyday usage of the term. However, it is important that students not only understand the true meaning
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is a series of six projectile motion problems I use with my students as an introduction to doing projectile motion calculations. I usually work the even numbers with my students and ask them to do the odd numbers on their own, as they are
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$5.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is a worksheet that tasks students with drawing the velocity-time and acceleration-time graphs for given position-time graphs. In this exercise, students are only intended to draw the basic shapes of the graphs, rather than focus on numerical
Subjects:
Graphing, Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
Students seem to struggle (at least in my school!) with unit conversions, and since it is a skill they will need throughout the year in my physics class, I like to kick-start the year with a little Unit Conversion (AKA Chemistry's "Dimensional
Subjects:
Measurement, Chemistry, Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By I Heart Physics
Given that everyday speech uses the terms "speed" and "velocity" interchangeably, students always enter physics with a misconception on the meaning of the terms. To alleviate this, before we really get into our 1D motion lessons, I start with this
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
Explain everyday phenomena using Newton's First Law. For example, why does blood rush to your head when riding a descending elevator that quickly comes to a stop? Or why does shaking a ketchup bottle release ketchup lodged inside? By applying the
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By I Heart Physics
This is a quick, fill-in-the-blank style worksheet intended to introduce students to the concept of acceleration. I have found students have a hard time differentiating between acceleration and velocity (my theory is that the pedal in the car that
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a high school physics teacher in the great Lone Star State who is now on her fifth year teaching! My, how time flies!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is as eclectic as I am. But, one thing that remains true, is I love to bring a different edge to physics. The students always come in with a pretty fear-filled mindset. Just the term "physics" seems to get them scared right from the start. I like to make them see that physics is not only fun, it's not scary! **I should note that almost everything I post here is material I have made for regular physics. The material I use in AP physics is based mostly off of old AP questions and thus is not my work. Therefore, the majority of the material on here is not targeted for upper-level AP learners, though some may be appropriate introductory material.**

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. (Whoop! Howdy to any fellow Aggies out there!) However, despite my degree, I realized I wanted to be a teacher, so I immediately began working on my alternative certification and became certified to teach math and physics. I think my engineering background has given me a wonderful connection to physics and a way to show my students the relevance of the subject to their everyday lives.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Despite the vast array of material out there, I find I like to design my own things. I have been expanding on and growing my lessons and worksheets for several years now and always find ways to alter or improve them. I don't know if the material will work for anyone else out there, but if it does, then I feel honored to have the opportunity to reach a few more young minds. Any questions? Please, don't hesitate to ask me. However, please know that I keep quite busy and may not get back to you right away. :)

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