What Makes the Active Physics Curriculum Unique?
The Active Physics curriculum for high school is a full-year, NSF-funded physics program developed for ALL students, with built-in flexibility to be used as a physics first or an upper-level physics course.
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Active Physics embraces the three-dimensional learning of the Next Generation Science Standards throughout the curriculum.
Students Learn Like Scientists and Engineers
Active Physics infuses engineering into the curriculum by introducing the Engineering Design Cycle.
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Active Physics Curriculum Details
Active Physics is based on the research on how students learn, encapsulated in the 7E Instructional Model (Elicit, Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Extend, Evaluate).
As a result, Active Physics provides ALL students with a deep and memorable learning experience.
Interesting and meaningful Chapter Challenges motivate students to learn and remember the physics content.
Active Physics Plus
Teachers can customize the program using Active Physics Plus in the student edition for students who need and want more mathematics, depth, concepts, or explorations.
Download the program brochure to view the detailed NGSS alignment.
Active Physics Curriculum Research-Based Design
Active Physics students are motivated to learn.
Students are motivated to learn science in the context of highly engaging and authentic “real-world” projects that guide instruction and serve to organize their learning. Research shows that the project-based approach promotes excitement and meaningful learning for ALL students.
Active Physics students learn like scientists.
The science and engineering practices, as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students engage with complex situations and collaborate on what they need to learn in order to manage the situation effectively.
Active Physics is for ALL students.
The Active Physics Plus feature in the student edition allows teachers to customize the program for students who want or need more mathematics, depth, concepts, or explorations.
A comprehensive Teacher’s Edition and Resources provide full support for differentiated instruction with augmentations, accommodations, and suggestions for the English Language Learner.
The Activate Learning Digital Platform (ALDP) hosts the interactive digital edition of the Active Physics teacher and student curriculum materials.
Featuring an intuitive user experience, teachers have everything they need to Plan, Teach, Assign, and Assess lessons in a platform that is integrated with leading SIS rostering and Learning Management Systems such as Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas.
About The Author
Dr. Arthur Eisenkraft has taught high school physics for over 28 years. He is currently the Distinguished Professor of Science Education, Professor of Physics and Founding Director of the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston.