November 2014: Introducing New Science Simulations from Our Partner CK-12

New Resources from CK-12

Are you in need of a visual teaching strategy to teach the Doppler Effect? Maybe you need an applicable illustration demonstrating sound waves? Our friends at CK-12 have introduced 71 new interactive simulations, which aim to explain core concepts of physics to middle and high school students through daily real world experiences of the world around them.

These new resources are now available through netTrekker, adding to the collection of more than 3,000+ math and science resources from CK-12 already accessible through netTrekker.

What is CK-12?

CK-12 resources approach science and math concepts with multiple modalities for all learning types. These modalities include text, videos, images, reading, simulations, real world applications, activities, flashcards, study guides, assessments and more.

One of our subscribers shared these thoughts after using the new CK-12 simulations:

“[The CK-12 simulations are] engaging, interactive activities where students can carry out virtual experiments and collect data in the area of physical science. Each simulation is easy to reset and repeat, so crucial in the data-gathering process for students.”

How Can You Use the CK-12 Resources in Teaching and Learning?

Providing real-life examples, the simulations can be used in many cross-curricular experiences. Here are two easy ways to locate the simulations and all the CK-12 resources in netTrekker:

Keyword search for CK-12. Then drill down by subject. Keyword search for the topic of your choice, then use the Refine Search option and select CK-12 under the Featured Content

* Note that a simple sign in is required to access the CK-12 resources.

Cross-Curricular Examples

The Physics of Swimming
The Physics of Swimming

This example features an illustration of the actual physics behind the swimming stroke, the butterfly. This simulation can be used in a science setting and also in a physical education classroom. Providing the science behind a physical activity will offer the student the relevance of executing the stroke correctly. Click here to see the resource.

Sound Waves
Sound Waves

The study of sound waves is not only for the science classroom. The instrumental music classroom can act as a scientific lab also. Providing the science behind producing sound waves can provide a technical, and visual, application to assist young performers to produce a rich tone. This simulation will actually slow down the sound wave vibrations so the student can observe music in motion. Click here to see the resource.

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