Physical Science

A collection of fun programming projects about topics in physics and chemistry.

Grades 3 - 5
  • Web
  • iPad
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Description

Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these NGSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in physics and chemistry. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on magnetism, you can assign the “What Do Magnets Attract?” project. Your students will draw their own items and use coding and outside research to show which ones are magnetic.

With this collection of physical science projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.

We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at support@tynker.com.

What Students Learn

  • Use programming for science projects
  • Build a slide show on a topic
  • Build a quiz game
  • Make an interactive charts and models
  • Use animation to illustrate
  • Narrate using your own voice
  • Use the physics engine to model
  • Troubleshoot and debug programs

Technical Requirements

* Online courses and lesson plans require an iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required.
STEM
Beginner Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 14 lessons
  • 20 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. Light Bulb
4 activities
Create a project that shows how the light bulb works.
2. What Do Magnets Attract?
4 activities
Create a project that shows how magnets work.
3. Solid, Liquid, or Gas?
4 activities
Create a quiz to check for solid, liquid, or gas.
4. Scientist Report
4 activities
Create a report about your favorite scientist.
5. Simple Circuit
4 activities
Design and build a simple circuit.
6. Types of Heat Transfer
4 activities
Create a project that show the types of heat transfer.
7. Light Refraction
4 activities
Create a project that shows light refraction.
8. Gravity
4 activities
Create a project that explains gravity.
9. Friction
4 activities
Create a project that explains friction.
10. Types of Forces
4 activities
Create a project that show the types of forces.
11. How Sound Travels
4 activities
Create an interactive module to learn how sound travels in air.
12. Light Intensity and Sight
4 activities
Create an interactive slideshow that depicts the importance of light to sight.
13. Transparency and Opacity
4 activities
Create a quiz based game to learn about transparency and its effect on vision.
14. Forces and Energy
4 activities
Create an interactive slideshow to learn about Pushes and Pulls.