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 require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access


Lesson 1 : Density
Physical Science 201

Time: 45+ minutes

Introduction

Tynker Blocks Introduced

Vocabulary

Objectives

Materials

Warm-Up (15 minutes)

Activities (30 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Density modules on their own:

1. Introduction (Introduction)
2. Density Example (Example)
3. Density (DIY)
4. Quiz (Multiple-choice)

Extended Activities (10 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • NGSS-Science: 5-PS1-3
  • CCSS-Math: MP.1
  • CCSS-ELA: SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
  • CSTA: 2-AP-12, 2-AP-13, 2-AP-16, 2-AP-17
  • CS CA: 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

U.K. Standards

Key stage 3
Pupils should be taught to:
  • design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems
  • create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
  • understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns

Class Presentations

These student-facing slide presentations help educators seamlessly run Tynker lessons in a virtual or physical classroom setting. Each lesson has its own set of slides that introduce the big ideas, suggest unplugged activities, and include a section for each activity module. While running lesson slides, you can switch back and forth between the activity, the slides, answer keys and other lesson materials.
A sample slide presentation is available for your review. Please log in to view all the class presentations available with your plan..
Lesson 1
Density
24 Slides
Lesson 2
States of Matter (Water)
24 Slides
Lesson 3
Elements Quiz
20 Slides
Lesson 4
Series and Parallel Circuits
19 Slides
Lesson 5
Periodic Table
23 Slides
Lesson 6
pH Levels
23 Slides
Lesson 7
Electromagnetic Spectrum
19 Slides
Lesson 8
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy
18 Slides
Lesson 9
Chemical vs Physical Change
22 Slides
Lesson 10
Equations
20 Slides
Lesson 11
Atom
24 Slides
Lesson 12
Helium Atom
20 Slides
Lesson 13
Element Categories
21 Slides
Lesson 14
Solid, Liquid, Gas, or Plasma?
24 Slides
Lesson 15
Sum of Forces
23 Slides
Lesson 16
Newton's Third Law
25 Slides
Lesson 17
Light Absorption and Reflection
21 Slides
Lesson 18
Bouncing Egg
20 Slides
Lesson 19
See-Saw
23 Slides
Lesson 20
Goblin Matter
25 Slides
Lesson 21
Properties of Waves
24 Slides
Lesson 22
Types of Energy
24 Slides
Lesson 23
Phases of the Moon
23 Slides