Intro to Physics for Teachers: Professional Development

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

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Take Intro to Physics for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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16 chapters in Intro to Physics for Teachers: Professional Development

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Lesson 1 - What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - What is Position in Physics? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Representing Kinematics with Graphs  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Ticker Tape Diagrams: Analyzing Motion and Acceleration  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - What are Vector Diagrams? - Definition and Uses  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Determining Slope for Position vs. Time Graphs  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Using Velocity vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Determining Acceleration Using the Slope of a Velocity vs. Time Graph  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Velocity vs. Time: Determining Displacement of an Object  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Understanding Graphs of Motion: Giving Qualitative Descriptions  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Free Fall Physics Practice Problems  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Graphing Free Fall Motion: Showing Acceleration  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Acceleration of Gravity: Definition & Formula  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Projectile Motion Practice Problems  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Kinematic Equations List: Calculating Motion  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - State of Motion and Velocity  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Force: Definition and Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Free-Body Diagrams  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Net Force: Definition and Calculations  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Determining the Acceleration of an Object  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Determining the Individual Forces Acting Upon an Object  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Air Resistance and Free Fall  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Identifying Action and Reaction Force Pairs  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Normal Force: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Friction: Definition and Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Inclined Planes in Physics: Definition, Facts, and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Centripetal Force: Definition, Examples & Problems  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Action and Reaction Forces: Law & Examples  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Transverse & Longitudinal Waves: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Diffuse Reflection: Definition, Examples & Surfaces  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Resonance: Definition & Transmission of Waves  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Refraction & Dispersion: Definition, Snell's Law & Index of Refraction  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Diffraction: Relation to Sound & Light and Effects of Wavelength  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Constructive and Destructive Interference  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples  Take Quiz

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