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Step by Step Science

Combing videos from my YouTube channel, Step-by-Step Science, with results oriented teaching and learning resources. A Win-Win for teachers and their students. Teaching physics, chemistry and math in the United States & Germany for over 20 years. My YouTube channel, Step-by-Step Science, has hundreds of excellent physics, chemistry and math videos. Links to relevant YouTube videos are given on each worksheet.

Combing videos from my YouTube channel, Step-by-Step Science, with results oriented teaching and learning resources. A Win-Win for teachers and their students. Teaching physics, chemistry and math in the United States & Germany for over 20 years. My YouTube channel, Step-by-Step Science, has hundreds of excellent physics, chemistry and math videos. Links to relevant YouTube videos are given on each worksheet.
Flame Test Lab
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Flame Test Lab

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Need a great lab activity to engage your students and light up your classroom? This activity combines everything that students love: lab work, flames and color. In this lab your students will try to identity the following six metal salts based on their emission colors. Calcium chloride: Orange Copper chloride: Blue green Lithium chloride: Red orange Sodium chloride: Yellow Potassium chloride: Light violet Strontium chloride: Red Just like every person has a unique finger print, the color of light emitted by a metal when heated in a flame is unique to that metal. The emission colors can therefore be used to identify specific metals. When the metal salts are placed in the flame the electrons in each atom absorb energy. This energy is used to move the electrons from their ground state to an excited state. When the electrons move back to a lower energy level they emit the absorbed energy as a particle of light called a photon. You can see a video of the flame test colors on my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy this great activity, I know your students will. Contents: Teacher’s Guide. Flame test lab worksheets and solutions in PDF and editable Pages documents.
Electric Current, Resistivity & Ohm's Law
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Electric Current, Resistivity & Ohm's Law

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Looking for a great resource for teaching electric current, resistance and resistivity and ohm’s law? This product contains a well-organized single page handout of notes as well as a complete set of exercises for each topic that will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions as well as questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. At the top of each worksheet there is a link to one or more videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on each worksheet. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. Contents: Notes - Electric Current Notes - Resistance & Resistivity Notes - Ohm’s Law Notes - Basics for Voltage, Current, Resistance & Power Exercises - Electric Current Exercises - Resistance & Resistivity Exercises - Ohm’s Law Exercises - Basics for Voltage, Current, Resistance & Power
PhET Simulation: Oscillating Springs
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PhET Simulation: Oscillating Springs

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This product from my Tes shop will help your students gain a complete understanding of how the amplitude, mass, gravity and spring strength affect the period of a mass oscillating on a spring. I have done this activity with my students many times and they always find it fun and engaging. The best part is that your students won’t even know they are learning as they complete the laboratory assignment sheet that is included. If your students need additional help completing this lab activity they can also watch the video from my Step by Step Science YouTube channel: Simple Harmonic Motion, What Effects the Period of a Mass on a Spring?: https://tinyurl.com/y3z63244 This inquiry-based lab activity uses the Mass and Spring: Basic HTML5 simulation from PhET Interactive Simulations. The simulation can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. The simulation will guide students as they collect data, analyze results and formulate conclusions on what factors affect the period of a mass oscillating on a spring. PhET simulations incorporate research based, student centered activities that are fun and easy to use. All of the PhET simulations are available from their website: https://phet.colorado.edu This product includes the lab worksheets and answer key as well as a Getting Started Teachers Guide. The PhET simulation can be found at this link: https://tinyurl.com/yyuf4vez
Optics: Index of Refraction
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Optics: Index of Refraction

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Looking for a great resource for teaching optics and index of refraction? This product contains everything you need, well organized handout notes, a set of exercises for this topic, as well as presentations for use in your instruction. This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions along with questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. There is a link to the video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science at the top of the worksheet. This video give a detailed explanation of the material covered on the worksheets. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is also an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. All documents are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Contents: (1) One page of notes. (2) A set of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
Optics: Total Internal Reflection
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Optics: Total Internal Reflection

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Looking for a great resource for teaching optics and total internal reflection? This product contains everything you need, well organized handout notes, a set of exercises for this topic, as well as two presentations for use in your instruction. Just download and go! This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions along with questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. There is a link to the video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science at the top of the worksheet. This video gives a detailed explanation of the material covered in the exercises. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is also an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. All documents are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Contents: (1) One page of notes. (2) A set of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
Electromagnetism: Faraday's Law
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Electromagnetism: Faraday's Law

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Looking for a great resource for teaching electromagnetic induction and faraday’s law? This product contains everything you need, well organized handout notes, two sets of exercises for this topic, as well as presentations for use in your instruction. This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions along with questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. There are links to videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science at the top of each worksheet. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on the worksheets. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is also an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. All documents are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Contents: (1) One page of notes. (2) Two sets of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
PhET Simulation: Hooke's Law Online Lab
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PhET Simulation: Hooke's Law Online Lab

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This product from my Tes shop will help your students gain a complete understanding of Hooke’s law, calculating the spring constant and determining the masses of unknown objects. I have done this activity with my students many times and they always find it fun and engaging. The best part is that your students won’t even know they are learning as they complete this online inquiry-based laboratory assignment. This HTML5 web-based inquiry lab can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. This lab activity will guide your students as they collect data, draw graphs, analyze results and formulate conclusions for the calculation and meaning of the spring constant. PhET interactive simulations incorporate research based, student centered activities that are fun and easy to use. All of the PhET simulations are available from their website: phet.colorado.edu. The simulation for this activity is titled Mass and Springs: Basics and can be found at this link: https://tinyurl.com/yyuf4vez. On the first page of the lab worksheet there is a link to one of the videos from my YouTube Channel, Step by Step Science. The video gives a detailed explanation of the material covered in this lab simulation. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the lab, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the concepts are explained in detail. This is an outstanding resource for students who need additional help or who are not able to attend class. The video is titled Simple Harmonic Motion: Hooke’s Law, Example Problem. This link will take you to the video: https://tinyurl.com/yy23ucxw. The product includes the Hooke’s law lab worksheets and answer key along with a Getting Started Teacher’s Guide.
PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park
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PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park

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With this PhET Simulation your students will gain a complete understanding of the law of conservation of energy and the relationship between potential, kinetic and total energy as the skater moves along the skate ramp. I have done this activity with my students many times and they always find it fun and engaging. The best part is that your students won’t even know they are learning as they complete the included laboratory assignment sheet. This inquiry-based lab activity uses the Energy Skate Park: Basics HTML5 simulation from PhET Interactive Simulations. The simulation can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. This activity will guide students as they observe how and why the potential, kinetic and total energy of the skater as she moves along the ramp. PhET simulations incorporate research based, student centered activities that are fun and easy to use. All of the PhET simulations are available from their website: phet.colorado.edu. This product includes the lab worksheets and answer key in PDF format as well as a Getting Started Teachers Guide. The PhET simulation can be found at this link: https://tinyurl.com/ n3cfsba
Free Sample: Resistors in Series
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Free Sample: Resistors in Series

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This free sample problem is an example of the type of exercises that are included in my electric circuits products. All products include a variety of conceptual and calculation based exercises. Links to my other electric circuits products are below. At the top of each worksheet there is link to a video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science I currently have over 100K subscribers. My videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on the worksheets. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. The products available for my TpT store are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Most include: (1) One or more pages of notes. (2) Sets of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
Free Sample: Refraction & Snell's Law
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Free Sample: Refraction & Snell's Law

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This free sample is an example of the type of exercises that are included in my Optics products. All products include a variety of conceptual and calculation based exercises. Links to my other electric circuits products are given below. At the top of each worksheet there is link to a video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science I currently have over 100K subscribers. My videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on the worksheets. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class.At the top of each worksheet there is link to a video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science I currently have over 100K subscribers. My videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on the worksheets. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. The products available for my TpT store are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Most include: (1) One or more pages of notes. (2) Sets of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
Electric Circuits: Series & Parallel Resistors Bundle
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Electric Circuits: Series & Parallel Resistors Bundle

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This bundle contains everything you need to teach resistors in series and parallel. You get a complete set of clearly written concise notes that can be used as handout for your students, online guided inquiry labs using the excellent HTML 5 simulations from PhET Simulations, conceptual as well as calculation exercises that will assure your students have a deep understanding of the behavior of resistors in electric circuits; answer keys included. As well as Keynote and PowerPoint presentations that you can use during instruction. No Preparation Necessary! Just Download and Go! At the top of most of the worksheets there is a link to one or more videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on each worksheet. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contents (1) Handout notes for resistors in series and parallel. (2) Guided inquiry labs for PhET HTML 5 simulation, Circuit Construction Kit. (3) Conceptual and calculation exercises for your students to practice what they have learned. (4) Answer keys for all exercises. (5) Keynote presentations for resistors in series and parallel. (6) PowerPoint presentations for resistors in series and parallel. (7) .pdf files for all presentations.
Electric Circuits: Resistors in Parallel
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Electric Circuits: Resistors in Parallel

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Looking for a great all-in-one resource for teaching electric circuits with resistors in parallel? This product contains well organized handout notes as well as a complete set of exercises for resistors in parallel. This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions as well as questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. At the top of most of the worksheets there is a link to one or more videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on each worksheet. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contents: (1) Three pages of notes for resistors in parallel. (2) Guided inquiry lab for the PhET HTML 5 simulation, Circuit Construction Kit. (3) Twelve pages of exercises and problems for your students to practice what they have learned. (4) Answer keys for all exercises and problems.
Electric Circuits: Resistors in Combination
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Electric Circuits: Resistors in Combination

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Looking for a great all-in-one resource for teaching electric circuits with resistors in combination? This product contains well organized handout notes as well as a complete set of exercises for resistors in combination. This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions as well as questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. At the top of most of the worksheets there is a link to one or more videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on each worksheet. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contents: (1) Seven pages of notes for resistors in combination. (2) Eight pages of exercises and problems for your students to practice what they have learned. (3) Answer keys for all exercises and problems.
Optics: Refraction & Snell's Law
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Optics: Refraction & Snell's Law

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Looking for a great resource for teaching optics and refraction? This product contains everything you need, well organized handout notes, two sets of exercises for this topic, as well as presentations for use in your instruction. This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions along with questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. There is a link to the video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science at the top of the worksheet. This video give a detailed explanation of the material covered on the worksheets. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is also an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. All documents are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Contents: (1) One page of notes. (2) Two sets of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
Electromagnetism: Lenz's Law
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Electromagnetism: Lenz's Law

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Looking for a great resource for teaching electromagnetic induction and magnetic flux? This product contains everything you need, well organized handout notes, two sets of exercises for this topic, as well as presentations for use in your instruction. This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions along with questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. There are links to videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science at the top of each worksheet. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on the worksheets. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is also an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. All documents are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Contents: (1) One page of notes. (2) Two sets of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
Optics Bundle: Reflection and Refraction
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Optics Bundle: Reflection and Refraction

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This optics bundle contains everything you need for teaching index of refraction, refraction and Snell’s law, reflection and total internal reflection. For each of the four topics included in this bundle you get a complete set of clearly written concise notes that can be used as handouts for your students, conceptual as well as calculation exercises that will assure your students have a deep understanding of the behavior of light and answer keys for all exercises. Also included are Keynote and PowerPoint presentations that you can use during instruction. No Preparation Necessary! Just Download and Go! At the top of each worksheets there is a link to one or more videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on each worksheet. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contents (1) Handout notes for each topic (2) Conceptual and calculation exercises for your students to practice what they have learned. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations in Keynote and PowerPoint. (5) PDF files for all presentations.
Electric Circuits: Resistors in Series
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Electric Circuits: Resistors in Series

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Looking for a great all-in-one resource for teaching electric circuits with resistors in series? This product contains well organized handout notes as well as a complete set of exercises for resistors in series. This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions as well as questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. At the top of most of the worksheets there is a link to one or more videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on each worksheet. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contents: (1) Three pages of notes for resistors in series. (2) Guided inquiry lab for the PhET HTML 5 simulation, Circuit Construction Kit. (3) Twelve pages of exercises and problems for your students to practice what they have learned. (4) Answer keys for all exercises and problems.
Optics: Reflection
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Optics: Reflection

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Looking for a great resource for teaching optics and reflection? This product contains everything you need, well organized handout notes, a set of exercises for this topic, as well as a presentation for use in your instruction. Just download and go! This will be a great resource for you and your students. The exercises contain conceptual questions along with questions for practicing calculations. Answer keys are included for all exercises. There is a link to the video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science at the top of the worksheet. This video gives a detailed explanation of the material covered in the exercises. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the exercises, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in detail. This is also an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. All documents are included as PDFs and in editable forms such as Keynote, Pages, PowerPoint and Word. Contents: (1) One page of notes. (2) A set of exercises for students to practice their problem-solving skills. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
Electricity Bundle: Current, Resistivity, Ohm's Law & Resistors
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Electricity Bundle: Current, Resistivity, Ohm's Law & Resistors

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Looking for a ready to go unit for electric circuits? Then look no further. This bundle contains everything for teaching electric current, resistivity, ohm’s law, as well as resistors in series, parallel and combination. For each topic you get a complete set of clearly written concise notes that can be used as handout for your students, guided online inquiry labs for series and parallel resistors using the excellent HTML 5 simulation from PhET Simulations, conceptual as well as calculation exercises that will assure your students have a deeper understanding of the behavior of resistors in electric circuits; answer keys included for all exercises. As an added bonus you also get editable Keynote and PowerPoint presentations that you can use during your instruction. No Preparation Necessary! Just Download and Go! At the top of most of the worksheets there is a link to one or more videos from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. These videos give a detailed explanation of the material covered on each worksheet. If students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where the topic is explained in greater detail. This is an outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contents (1) Handout notes for all five topics. (2) Guided inquiry labs using the PhET HTML 5 simulation, Circuit Construction Kit for series and parallel resistors. (3) Conceptual and calculation exercises for all five topics. (4) Answer keys for all exercises. (5) Keynote presentations for all five topics. (6) PowerPoint presentations for all five topics. (7) .pdf files of the presentations for all five topics.