Department of Physics

Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students (PRISMS)

Welcome to PRISMS PLUS, the comprehensive high school physics curriculum you have been waiting for

PRISMS PLUS for students provides 44 complete learning cycles in four unit books. Each learning cycle includes original laboratory activities for exploration, concept development, and application plus the concept enhancer and conceptual practice support materials students need to complete their understanding. PRISMS PLUS was developed by Timothy Cooney, Lawrence Escalada, and Roy Unruh in collaboration with master high school physics teachers with support in part by the National Science Foundation under grant # ESI-9730586.

The comprehensive PRISMS PLUS teacher resources assist you in providing the learning environment you want where students can fully develop and apply their understanding of physics concepts.