The Lessons of Phyz
My high school physics and science curriculum at TPT, Pearson Education, Arbor Scientific, and PhET
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Honda Cog Ad
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Spin the Cradle
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Secrets in Our DNA
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Your Brain: Perception Deception + Who's In Control?
Friday, May 12, 2023
Conceptual Physics Alive! is now streaming freely
Great news, physics types!
For your professional development, your classroom, or for your own delight, Paul Hewitt's classic CPAlive! lectures are gifted to you here for streaming or download. Enjoy! To learn more about Paul's latest (2023) "Conceptual Academy Physics" full high school program, visit ThePocketLab.com. Good Energy!
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Physics for the 21st Century
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Chasing Carbon Zero
NOVA ran two climate change episodes for Earth Month, 2023. Weathering the Future was discussed in a previous post. Changing Carbon Zero was the next episode in season 50 of the program.
Climate journalist, Miles O'Brien, takes us on a journey whose destination is "Net Zero" carbon. That's where we're supposed to be by 2050 to avoid a range of climate-related catastrophes. Those catastrophes are starting to show themselves here in 2023, so the need is clear.
As with Weathering the Future, this documentary doesn't waste time making the case that climate change is happening. That's settled science. It's documented elsewhere in the world of documentaries.
This program is devoted to the nuts and bolts of how we get from here to carbon zero. It's a difficult, but not impossible task. For some key carbon contributors, innovation is no longer needed. We have the tools we need. But we need to implement them.
Monday, April 24, 2023
Weathering the Future
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Big Links Pages
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
New covers for YouTube Physics and Skepticism
When I began cobbling together curriculum resources for my nascent TPT Store, The Lessons of Phyz, I was in a bit of a hurry. I was keen to populate the store with more than just Mechanical Universe question sets. So I added the YouTube Physics and YouTube Skepticism lessons I had developed over the years.
My product covers early on were fairly simple. By design (!). I wasn't a fan of ... what seemed like the universal TPT product cover look, which struck me as having a very K-6 aesthetic. I learned that this had something to do with Canva, a design tool favored by many TPT author-creators.
The covers I designed were a bit quieter/more mature. Maybe even boring. So I went back to these products and redesigned the covers. Since they were video-based, dropping in a few freeze-frame screen-shots seemed like a way to provide some previews.
Play the movie to see the new covers. Go full screen to enjoy the full effect. They are much more fun than the old covers.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
The Big Page of Chemistry
Thursday, March 16, 2023
The World of Chemistry
Friday, March 10, 2023
Earth Science: The Bundles (with Environmental Science)
Thursday, March 9, 2023
The Habitable Planet
Friday, February 24, 2023
New Eye on the Universe
Monday, February 20, 2023
Star Chasers of Senegal
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Zero to Infinity
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Earth Revealed shows the physical processes and human activities that shape
Monday, January 2, 2023
Leave a review, get a TPT credit
I only became aware of this recently; it seems like a pretty good deal. A post that details the craft that goes into the creating of the Lessons of Phyz video question sets is directly below this post, if you're looking for inspiration for leaving positive reviews. And you can still write a better review than Open AI's ChatGPT can.
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