9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
great resource if new to teaching physics,
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This review is from: Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications: Easy-to-Use Labs and Demonstrations for Grades 8 - 12 (Paperback)
I had been teaching maths for a couple of years and then asked to teach physics. I had very little background in physics, or any science subjects for that matter. But this text was fantastic as a bank of resources for some beginning ideas.
Each topic begins with an overview on how it is used in the real world, giving you some great introductory discussions you can have with students to get them engaged. Each prac that follows is explained in detail and also has solutions on what should have happened as well as why at the end of each topic. As someone with such little physics knowledge, the explanations included were very clear and helped me solidify my own knowledge of the content before attempting it in class.
However, these pracs aren't well designed to be photocopied and given straight to students. They aren't written up nicely like pre-made worksheets. So some work would be needed to make use of the activities for students.
In short: a great resource if you are a bit lost and need some basic ideas of how to start.