Case Studies

Students examine four case studies on topics in modern physics that provide insight into the process of science. The associated questions prompt students to test their comprehension of the content and think deeply about the context and process of science in the real world. This flexible activity can be used as content instruction, discussion material, and to improve literacy skills.



  • Lesson plans: Case Studies
  • Case Studies: Cosmic Microwave Background; Dark Matter; Element 118; Neptune (worksheets and solutions)

(Note: all lesson plans and worksheets provided as PDFs and modifiable MS Word documents)