Below is a complete list of all 53 Physics Activities for the Life Sciences (PALS). For access to the complete library of PALS, please contact us at paer@unc.edu.

  • Estimations: Drake Equation and Orders of Magnitude
  • Scaling I: Breathing Worms
  • Scaling II: Mathematical Models
  • Kinematics I: Displacement and Velocity
  • Kinematics II: Acceleration and 2-D Displacement
  • Newton’s First and Third Laws
  • Newton’s Second Law
  • Newton’s Laws: Jumping Grasshoppers I
  • Newton’s Laws: Jumping Grasshoppers II
  • Impulse and Momentum
  • Stress and Strain: Stretching Rubber
  • Torque I
  • Torque II
  • Forces, Work, and Energy I
  • Forces, Work, and Energy II
  • Gravitational Potential Energy
  • Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • Resilience
  • Oscillations I: Simple Oscillators
  • Oscillations II: Damped Oscillators
  • Potential Energy Curves
  • Chemical Energy
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Heat and Thermal Motion: Probability and Entropy
  • Diffusion I: Random Walks
  • Diffusion II: Two Dimensional Random Walk and Osmosis
  • Heat Transfer: Conduction
  • Fluid Statics I: Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Fluid Statics II: Buouyancy
  • Fluid Dynamics I: Ideal Fluids
  • Fluid Dynamics II: Viscous Fluids
  • Fluid Dynamics III: Reynolds Number
  • Electric Forces and Fields
  • Electric Potential I
  • Electric Potential II
  • Electric Potential III
  • Electric Circuits I
  • Electric Circuits II
  • Capacitance
  • RC Circuits
  • Nerve Signals
  • Magnetic Forces and Fields
  • Magnetic Fields from Currents
  • Induction
  • Geometrical Optics I: Reflection, Refraction, and Thin Lenses
  • Geometrical Optics II: Microscopes
  • Geometrical Optics III: Vision
  • Wave Optics I: Diffraction and Interference
  • Wave Optics II: DNA and Diffraction Gratings
  • Wave Optics III: Thin Films
  • Interaction of Light and Matter
  • Nuclear Physics I
  • Nuclear Physics II