# thethinktank

## A classroom activity : an experiment to study the properties of standing waves.

A classroom activity that uses the working of a stringed musical instrument – acoustic guitar as a demonstration to study the properties of waves, sound waves and standing waves.

## Wave Motion – Physics Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explains the concept of standing waves by introducing the phenomenon of reflection of waves and the superposition principle. You’ll find some great ideas to teach your class all about wave motion.

## How to Apply the Correct Physics Formula to an Equation

If you’ve ever faced the problem of not applying your formulas correctly, this article is just for you! Whether you find formulas easy or you are scared of them, most of us make errors while applying formulas. Here are certain points to keep in mind to make sure you get the answer right.

## Introduction To Simple Machines With Live Demonstrations: Interactive Elementary School Science Lesson

This is a very interactive lesson plan on simple machines that you can conduct in your class. Check out the crossword in the end, your students will love it!

## What is an Inclined Plane? A Guide to Simple Machines

An inclined plane is probably the simplest of the simple machines. Read about this extremely simple tool can impact our lives in big ways.

## Learn How a Pulley Works: Guide to Simple Machines

Learn how pulleys work and how they make our lives easier. Maybe you can even build one of your own!

## Innovative Physical Science Lesson Plan on Properties and Propagation of Sound Waves: Learn by Asking the Right Questions

Here’s an interesting way to help your students understand the concept of sound waves. By asking the right questions, the teacher will lead the students to discover first hand the thought process involved in actually developing a theory.

## Homework Help for Physics Unit Conversions: Conversion Factors and Unitary Method for Base Units

This science study guide will help you to convert the units of base physical quantities from one system to another with ease. At the end is a list of commonly used units along with their conversions and some exercises to absorb the concepts learned.

## Science Study Guide: Dimensional Analysis Explained

This science study guide will teach you the method of dimensional analysis and how it can be put to use to check if the equations that represent a physical condition makes sense.

## Physical Science Lesson Plans: Wave Motion Lesson

A physical science lesson plan about wave motion using interesting activities and references, covering the properties and propagation of longitudinal and transverse waves.

## Physics Help for High School: Base SI Units and Units of Derived Quantities

This article will introduce you to Units and Dimensions and guide you to derive the units of derived physical quantities and learn about base SI units in your high school physics class. If you are looking for physics help, you have come to the right place!

## Speed Multiplication Using Vedic Mathematics: Arithmetic Simplified

Fed up with arithmetic? This might just be the thing for you. Vedic Mathematics is an ancient Indian system of mathematics. Outlined here is the method for multiplying any two numbers, beginning with 2-digit and progressing to 4-digit numbers, MENTALLY! I have also given a verification method.

## Creative Spelling Game to Build Vocabulary for Older Elementary or Middle School Students

A word-building game is a creative and fun way to test and encourage students to improve their vocabulary and spelling. Here’s how you can use it in your class.

## Creative Teaching Ideas – Word Games for Vocabulary

Conduct word games in your class. Word games like anagrams, dumb-charades and word-chain to name just a few are a powerful, creative and fun way to test and improve your pupils’ vocabulary and spelling skills.

## Perform an Energy Audit in Class to Teach Students About Sustainability & Energy Conservation

Perform an energy audit of your class to make students aware of the energy they consume and ways in which they can conserve energy. This is an essential lesson to teach students the importance of saving energy and sustainable living.

## Application of Newton’s Laws in Walking Including a Free Body Diagram

Nothing could be as simple as walking, right? It’s actually the interplay of the Newton’s laws of motion and properties of frictional forces that gives us the amazing ability to walk. Find an explanation of the mechanism of walking with the help of a free body diagram (FBD).