Physics Teaching Kit

Physics Through Experiments

Physics can be dull. Physics can be fascinating, too. Too often teachers do not have the right tools to work with, forcing them to spend endless hours discussing theory instead of applying it. With the Photon Physics Kit, you and your students will enter an entirely new world of experimentation and creativity. Awaken your students’ innate curiosity with the Photon Physics Kit.

What does a typical lesson look like?

The Physics Kit facilitates the teaching of physics in grades 7-8. It includes a collection of original scenarios, accessories, and a special app – designed so that every teacher can conduct experiments “with one click”. The kit allows you to explore the world of physics through unconventional and exciting experiments, increasing engagement and enhancing learning.

Practical teaching aids

During the lesson, students have the opportunity to combine theoretical and practical knowledge. The physical nature of the robot and kit allows for exploring the world of physics through unconventional and exciting experiments, which in turn increases engagement and enhances learning. Students learn to work effectively in a group setting, where individual tasks later translate into success for the entire team.

Topics covered in the Physics Kit

Lesson Topic Duration
1 Units and measurements 45 minutes
2 How to conduct experiments 45 minutes
3 Force and its characteristics 45 minutes
4 Motion and its relativity 45 minutes
5 Uniform linear motion 45 minutes
6 Non-uniform motion 45 minutes
7 Analysis of graphs 45 minutes
8 Work, power, energy 45 minutes
9 Sound pitch and volume 45 minutes
10 Light scattering and reflection 45 minutes

Example lesson: Force and its characteristics

At the beginning of the class, the teacher explains the definition of force and the notion of a vector quantity and asks students to complete exercises on the worksheets. The teacher explains the first measurement of force by attaching a spring scale to the robot using the harness provided in the Physics Kit and lifts it from the ground. Then, the teacher asks students to read the result on the spring scale and note it, making sure they pay close attention to measurement accuracy. The students draw a diagram of the experiment in their worksheets and indicate the force vectors acting on the robot. Next, students measure the pulling force of the Photon robot using a spring scale. The students write down the measurements and analyze them.

Example lesson: Uniform linear motion

The teacher explains the concepts of uniform motion and speed, as well as the s = d / t formula. Next, students begin calculating the speed. The teacher picks volunteers to use the app and enter the time and distance that the robot will travel. The teacher instructs volunteers to get ready to measure the robot’s travel distance and time. The teacher launches the robot using the app and asks students to measure ‘d’ and ‘t’ and record the data in the worksheet. Then, students draw a travel and time graph. The teacher tells the students that the Photon’s base speed is 8 cm/s and asks them how far would the robot travel in 10 seconds, 2 minutes, and an hour.

Try out a free lesson plan!

Ready-made lesson plans (10) that are fully compatible with the core curriculum and can be easily implemented in the classroom.

You’re able to show students how fascinating physics can be!

> Download a lesson plan!

All a teacher needs in one box

  • Photon Robot for Education (2 pcs.)
  • A Photon Magic Dongle
  • 10 lesson scenarios
  • Dynamometer (2 pcs.)
  • Caliper (2pcs.)
  • Tape measure (2pcs.)
  • Weights (10 x 100g)
  • Ruler (2 pcs.)
  • A stopwatch
  • A flashlight
  • A magnifying glass
  • Harness (2pcs.)

Dedicated app

Dedicated to physics teachers, the app makes teaching using robots and the included lesson plans very easy. It doesn’t require knowledge of the fundamentals of robot programming – it has been designed so that any teacher will be able to carry out all the experiments “with one click”.

Where to download the app?

The application is available exclusively to users of the Physics Kit (the activation code is included in the box) as part of the Photon Magic Bridge application.

Subject-matter expert

Ewelina Sołdan

On a daily basis, Ewelina works with children and adolescents in a public school. In her work, she uses technology to support her students’ development of key competencies.

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