Physical Science

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

Grades 6 - 8
  • 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 Newton’s laws of motion, you can assign the Newton’s Third Law project. Your students will use coding and outside research to animate a scene that involves Newton’s third law, such as a collision, and show how Newton’s laws apply.

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
Intermediate Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 23 lessons
  • 22 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. Density
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of density.
2. States of Matter (Water)
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of states of matter (water).
3. Elements Quiz
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of elements.
4. Series and Parallel Circuits
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of series and parallel circuits.
5. Periodic Table
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the periodic table.
6. pH Levels
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the pH levels.
7. Electromagnetic Spectrum
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum.
8. Potential vs. Kinetic Energy
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the potential vs. kinetic energy.
9. Chemical vs Physical Change
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of chemical vs physical changes.
10. Equations
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of equations.
11. Atom
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of an atom.
12. Helium Atom
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the helium atom.
13. Element Categories
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the element categories.
14. Solid, Liquid, Gas, or Plasma?
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the solid, liquid, gas, or plasma states.
15. Sum of Forces
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of sum of forces.
16. Newton’s Third Law
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of Newton's Third Law.
17. Light Absorption and Reflection
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of light absorption and reflection.
18. Bouncing Egg
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates a bouncing egg.
19. See-Saw
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of natural selection.
20. Properties of Matter
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of Newton's Third Law.
21. Properties of Waves
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of light absorption and reflection.
22. Types of Energy
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates a bouncing egg.
23. Phases of the Moon
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of natural selection.