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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.
PhET Simulation: Coulomb's Law
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PhET Simulation: Coulomb's Law

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This engaging inquiry based lab activity will guide your students to an understanding of Coulomb’s law as they learn what factors affect the force between two charged particles. This online lab is intended to be used with the Coulomb’s Law HTML5 Simulation from PhET interactive simulations. The link for the simulation is: https://tinyurl.com/2x5jzzcb In the first activity students will learn how to determine the direction of the force between two charged particles. In the second activity students will determine the relationship between the force and the amount of charge on the particles. In the third activity students will determine the relationship between the force and the distance between the charged particles. In the summary questions students will practice what they have learned from the simulation and will use the Coulomb’s law equation to calculate coulomb’s constant and the magnitude of the force between two charged particles. 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 PhET online simulation can be done from the classroom or during distance learning. This product includes: (1) The lab activity worksheets. (2) An answer key for the worksheets. (3) Notes covering a full description of Coulomb’s law.
PhET Simulation: Faraday's Law
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PhET Simulation: Faraday's Law

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Using the PhET Faraday’s Law simulation your students will investigate electromagnetism and how changing the magnetic flux through a coil of wire induces a voltage in the coil of wire. Your students will be able to explain what happens when the magnet moves through the coil at different speeds, the difference between moving the magnet through the coil from the right side versus the left side and the difference between moving the magnet through a coil with more windings vs. a coil with fewer windings. This web-based lab activity is available as a PDF file that can be completed by distance learners. This online lab activity uses the Faraday’s Law HTML5 simulation from PhET Interactive Simulations. The simulation can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. The link for the simulation is: https://tinyurl.com/n6xe2t2k 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: (1) The lab activity worksheets. (2) An answer key for the worksheets. (3) Notes covering a full description of Faraday’s Law.
Magnetic Flux, Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law Bundle
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Magnetic Flux, Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law Bundle

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This bundle is a great resource for teaching electromagnetic induction: magnetic flux, Faraday’s law and Lenz’s law. This product contains everything you need, well organized handout notes, two sets of exercises for each 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 for each topic. (2) Two sets of exercises for each topic (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations for use during instruction.
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.
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.
PhET Simulation: Refraction of Light
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PhET Simulation: Refraction of Light

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This is a great online lab experiment for introducing the physics concepts associated with the refraction of light. Using the PhET Bending of Light simulation your students will investigate the refraction of light, the index of refraction and the velocity of light through different materials. Your students will be able to explain how the indices of refraction affect the angle of refraction, how to calculate the index of refraction and how to calculate the velocity of light through various materials. This web-based lab activity is available as a PDF file and can be completed by distance learners. This lab activity uses the Faraday’s Law HTML5 simulation from PhET Interactive Simulations. The simulation can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. The link for the simulation is: https://tinyurl.com/y8p59wbk. This product includes: (1) The lab activity worksheets. (2) An answer key for the worksheets. (3) Notes covering a full description of the refraction of light, index of refraction and Snell’s law.
PhET Simulation: Projectile Motion Online Lab
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PhET Simulation: Projectile Motion Online Lab

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Using the PhET Projectile Motion simulation your students will perform several different experiments to investigate the motion of objects undergoing two-dimensional projectile motion. These investigations will include how the velocity and acceleration change in the x-direction and y-direction during the flight of the object and how the launch angle and mass of the object affect its range, maximum height and time of flight of the object. This web-based lab activity is available as a PDF file that can be completed by distance learners. This online lab activity uses the Projectile Motion HTML5 simulation from PhET Interactive Simulations. The simulation can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. The link for the simulation is: https://tinyurl.com/2wqrodq5. 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: (1) The lab activity worksheets. (2) An answer key for the worksheets. (3) Notes covering a full description of projectile motion.
PhET Simulation: Forces and Motion
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PhET Simulation: Forces and Motion

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Looking for a great activity to start your unit on Newton’s laws of motion? Don’t want to give a big lecture or start with a bunch of mathematical calculations? Students love PhET Interactive Simulations and this guided inquiry activity on forces and motion is a great way to get started. Have fun and learn at the same time. This online lab activity uses the Forces and Motion: Basics HTML5 simulation from PhET Interactive Simulations. The simulation can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. The link for the simulation is: https://tinyurl.com/kdrfxmb. I find this to be a great guided inquiry activity that will work well for students from middle school through high school. This activity will guide students as they investigate different force scenarios and how they affect the motion of objects. They will be able to determine the magnitude and direction of the net force acting on an object, describe the effect of balanced and unbalanced forces acting on an object and why an object doesn’t move even when forces are being applied to it. 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. After completion of this activity you can have further discussions about the types of forces acting on an object, drawing free body diagrams, and the relationship between mass, force and acceleration as described by Newton’s second law of motion. This product includes: (1) The activity worksheets. (2) An answer key for the worksheets. (3) Notes covering a full description of Newton’s laws of motion.
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.
Kinematics: Kinematic Equations
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Kinematics: Kinematic Equations

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This product from my Tes shop contains everything you need to teach the four kinematic equations with one dimensional horizontal motion. The kinematic equations are used to analyze the motion of objects that are experiencing constant uniform acceleration. In this product you get: a full sheet of handout notes including an explanation and two useful examples, three sets of exercises with answer keys and a detailed presentation for use during instruction or that your students can view outside the classroom. No Preparation Necessary! Just Download and Go! Everything included as PDF files and editable Keynote, PowerPoint and Word files. At the top of the worksheets there is a link to the related video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. If your students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheets, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where everything is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contains: (1) Handout notes (2) Three sets of exercises for your students to practice what they have learned. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations in Keynote and PowerPoint. (5) Ready to go PDF files for all materials.
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.
PhET Simulations: Electric Circuits
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PhET Simulations: Electric Circuits

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This guided inquiry lab from my Tes shop will help your students gain an in depth understanding of the difference between resistors in series circuits and resistors in parallel circuits. I have done these activities with my students many times and they always find them fun and engaging. The best part is that your students won’t even know they are learning as they complete the inquiry-based laboratory assignment sheet that is included. The PhET Circuit Construction Kit: DC simulation can be found at this link: https://tinyurl.com/m2pdgg4 These guided inquiry activities are intended to be used with one of the two HTML5 Circuit Construction Kits from PhET Interactive Simulations. With these activities your students can quickly build electric circuits and collect accurate data that will allow them to compare the characteristics of resistors in series with resistors in parallel. With a little up-front guidance your students will be able to complete the activity with little assistance. The goals of these activities are that your students will understand: (1) how the voltage drop across resistors changes when resistors are added in series and parallel (Kirchhoff’s voltage rule). (2) how the current through resistors changes when resistors are added in series and parallel (Kirchhoff’s current rule). (3) how the equivalent resistance changes when resistors are added in series and parallel. (4) how the power output (bulb brightness) of the resistors changes when resistors are added in series and parallel. (5) how removing one resistor from the circuit changes the behavior of the remaining resistors for series and parallel circuits. This HTML5 web-based inquiry lab can be run from the internet browser on most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. All of the PhET simulations are available from their website: phet.colorado.edu. The product includes: (1) Series Resistors Lab: Voltage, Current, Resistance and Bulb Brightness (2) Parallel Resistors Lab: Voltage, Current, Resistance and Bulb Brightness (3) Summary Assignment: Summary Comparing Resistors in Series and Parallel Circuits (4) Notes Comparing Series and Parallel Resistors (5) A Getting Started Teachers Guide (6) Answer Keys
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.
Newton's Second Law: Acceleration
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Newton's Second Law: Acceleration

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Newton’s Second Law: Acceleration This Newton’s laws of motion product includes a complete set of teaching and learning materials for analyzing the motion and determining the acceleration of objects in different situations using Newton’s second law. In addition to drawing free body diagrams, your students will learn how to calculate the magnitude of the force of gravity, the normal force, the applied force and the force of friction. Students will also be introduced to the concept of the coefficient of friction and its effect on the acceleration of an object. This product contains everything you need: presentations for Newton’s three laws of motion with example problems for calculating acceleration using Newton’s second law of motion; four sets of practice exercises where your students will analyze the motion of objects using free body diagrams to calculate the forces acting on an object, the coefficient of friction and acceleration; a complete in depth set of notes covering all three of Newton’s laws of motion; and answer keys for all exercises. At the top of the notes and each set of exercises there is a link to videos from my Step by Step Science YouTube channel. The videos provide detailed descriptions and additional examples that correspond to the problems on the exercise sheets. This is a great resource for distance learners or students who are not able to be in class for this lesson. All exercises and presentations are provided in PDF and fully editable formats. If your students are not yet familiar with free body diagrams, consider my companion product on this topic. Contents: (1) Three pages of notes providing an in depth explanation of Newton’s laws of motion. (2) Four separate sets of exercises for calculating acceleration using Newton’s second law of motion. A total of nine pages. (3) Answer keys for all exercises. (4) Presentations with example problems in Keynote and PowerPoint. (5) PDF files for all the documents. (6) Fully editable Pages files for all the documents.
PhET Simulation: Force of Friction
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PhET Simulation: Force of Friction

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The goal of this activity is for your students to gain a deeper understanding of static and kinetic friction forces, Newton’s laws of motion and how to determine the coefficients of static and kinetic friction. This activity includes collecting data about frictional forces, graphing the data and analysis of the graph to determine the coefficients of friction. This web based lab is available as a PDF file that can be completed by distance learners. This online lab activity uses the Forces and Motion: Basics HTML5 simulation from PhET Interactive Simulations. The simulation can be run from most cellphones, tablets and computers. Nothing to download or install. The link for the simulation is: https://tinyurl.com/kdrfxmb. This product is part of a series of three products covering Newton’s laws of motion. The other two products are: PhET Simulation: Forces and Motion PhET Simulation: Newton’s Laws of Motion You and your students can get a full explanation of the friction forces and coefficients of friction from my Step by Step Science YouTube video: Newton’s 2nd Law, The Force of Friction, An Explanation 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: (1) The lab activity worksheets. (2) An answer key for the worksheets. (3) Notes covering a full description of the kinetic and static friction forces and the coefficients of friction.
Kinematics: Speed vs. Velocity
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Kinematics: Speed vs. Velocity

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Now that you’ve finished wrapping up distance and displacement, next up is speed and velocity. This product contains everything that you need: two pages of handout notes that give a complete description of speed and velocity, three sets of exercises that will ensure your students have an in depth understanding of these topics and a presentation that you can use during your instruction. No Preparation Necessary! Just Download and Go! Everything included as PDF files and editable Keynote, PowerPoint and Word files. At the top of the worksheet there is a link to the related video from my YouTube Channel, Step by Step Science. If your students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheet, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where everything is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contents (1) Handout notes (2) 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 materials
Kinematics: Free Fall Motion
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Kinematics: Free Fall Motion

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This product from my Tes shop contains everything you need to teach free fall motion. Objects experiencing free fall are moving only under the force of gravity and air resistance is ignored. This product includes: a full sheet of handout notes for your students including an explanation and two useful examples, three sets of exercises with answer keys and a detailed presentation for use during instruction or that your students can view outside the classroom. No Preparation Necessary! Just Download and Go! Everything included as PDF files and editable Keynote, PowerPoint and Word files. At the top of the worksheets there is a link to the related video from my YouTube Channel, Step-by-Step Science. If your students need help understanding the concepts or completing the worksheet, they can simply click on the link and watch the YouTube video where everything is explained in detail. An outstanding resource for students who are not able to attend class. Contains: (1) Handout notes (2) Three sets of 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 material
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: Resistivity
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Free Sample: Resistivity

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This free sample is an example of the type of exercises that are included in my Electric Current, Resistivity & Ohm’s Law product. 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. 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.