Perimeter Inspirations

This series of multimedia classroom kits is designed to inspire 9th to 12th grade science and physics students to understand the power and mystery of science with engaging and practical classroom activities and investigations. Perimeter Inspirations Teacher Kits provide print and digital resources to connect students to everyday learning experiences related to the GPS and relativity, revolutions in scientific thinking, and the process of science. 

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigational tool that can pinpoint your location to within a few metres. GPS is an everyday technology that incorporates a number of effects from Einstein’s theories of general and special relativity. This grade 9 to 12 classroom kit provides teachers with print and digital resources to inspire students’ understanding through hands-on GPS activities and simulations with connections to relativity.

How do scientists think? Students will think like scientists as they collaborate together and communicate in creative ways to answer curiosity-driven questions. This grade 7 to 12 classroom kit provides teachers with print and digital resources to inspire students to explore the habits of mind that scientists practice through hands-on activities that encourage them to be curious, creative, and collaborative.

 

Inspire students to look at the BIG IDEAS of science with the Alice & Bob in Wonderland animations as they ask simple questions about our world that lead to profound revolutions in science.  This grade 9 to 12 classroom kit provides teachers with print and digital resources to inspire students’ understanding of general relativity, quantum mechanics, and special relativity in a fun and informative way.

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