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### Physics Lecture Demonstrations

6 to 12
This rather long page has a list of puzzling demonstrations (many with simple materials) you can use to spark student interest and challenge their powers to explain what they observe....more
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This rather long page has a list of puzzling demonstrations (many with simple materials) you can use to spark student interest and challenge their powers to explain what they observe. A great resource.

tag(s): forces (47), matter (61)

#### In the Classroom

Bookmark this site for use all year, and use to build it build simple models that you can use to demonstrate physics concepts to your science students! Encourage them to build some as well.

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### Zona Land : Education in Physics and Mathematics - Ed Zobel

9 to 12
Click on the "More Science..." link to access activities with Physics or the "More Math..." link for Geometry, Trigonometry, and more. Find a Simple Data Grapher, Curve fitting, Graph...more
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Click on the "More Science..." link to access activities with Physics or the "More Math..." link for Geometry, Trigonometry, and more. Find a Simple Data Grapher, Curve fitting, Graph paper, and help with many mathematical concepts in the math section.

tag(s): calculators (40), charts and graphs (197), forces (47), functions (69), light (54), motion (70), optics (14), vectors (23), waves (22)

#### In the Classroom

This site includes simple definitions of physics terminology and a game to demonstrate momentum. It has a good array of mathematical content useful for students in or out of class. It could be useful for student review or supplemental material. Be sure to link this site to your class web page or bookmark on a classroom computer for easy access.

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### Virtual Physics Lab

9 to 12
Here's a site from the University of Oregon that offers a collection of Java applets that illustrate physics lab activities - like plotting the trajectory of a cannonball - that ...more
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Here's a site from the University of Oregon that offers a collection of Java applets that illustrate physics lab activities - like plotting the trajectory of a cannonball - that might be difficult in the classroom. Though the quality of these applets is uneven, the site is well worth a look since it could easily be used in either individual or group settings.

tag(s): forces (47)

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### Trebuchet.com

6 to 12
This privately published site documents and illustrates the history of the trebuchet, a marvel of medieval physics that could hurl heavy things great distances. Students can learn how...more
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This privately published site documents and illustrates the history of the trebuchet, a marvel of medieval physics that could hurl heavy things great distances. Students can learn how to build their own miniature version, and they can study why the trebuchet worked so efficiently. This one's both fun and instructional.

tag(s): medieval (26)

#### In the Classroom

Share this site on the interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce a unit or lesson on the physics of throwing machines. Use this site to provide a historic example of their many uses. Teachers can focus simply on the history of mechanics of the machinery OR can have students attempt to create their own based on the directions and resources provided. This would be a great resource for either a History or Physics classroom.

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### Skateboard Science - The Exploratorium

6 to 12
This site from San Francisco's Exploratorium offers a fascinating look into the physics behind all those bizzare skateboard tricks. Learn why riders and boards stay together, and about...more
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This site from San Francisco's Exploratorium offers a fascinating look into the physics behind all those bizzare skateboard tricks. Learn why riders and boards stay together, and about the forces that combine to make a successful trick. Along the way, there are links to other related topics.

tag(s): forces (47), motion (70), sports (97)

#### In the Classroom

Share this site with students who like to skateboard to extend their knowledge about the dynamics of how the tricks work (and learn to relate force and motion in real life). Ask these students to share what they learned about their favorite trick with their peers by creating an annotated, narrated image (including text boxes and related links) using a tool such as Thinglink, reviewed here. The subject matter should make the hard work fun as it is all about the physics of the skateboarder and his board!

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### The Physics Classroom, Glenbrook, IL

9 to 12

This site has a complete online high school physics tutorial for students, including links to animations to understand basic concepts. Class projects, supplemental resources, and Internet...more
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This site has a complete online high school physics tutorial for students, including links to animations to understand basic concepts. Class projects, supplemental resources, and Internet problems are included. A real treasure chest!

tag(s): enrichment (12)

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### Physics4Kids

6 to 12
This is an engaging, "real science" site with explanations and narrative designed to keep students involved. There are explanations of more than a dozen concepts, each in sufficient...more
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This is an engaging, "real science" site with explanations and narrative designed to keep students involved. There are explanations of more than a dozen concepts, each in sufficient detail that the site can serve as both an independent study and an enrichment resource.

tag(s): enrichment (12)

#### In the Classroom

Teachers may also find the site a good resource for strategies on conveying abstract concepts.

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### Physics 2000 - University of Colorado

9 to 12
View very well done simulations (Java Applets) of Physics concepts. Some may be a little slow to load into your computer, but they are worth the wait to illustrate concepts ...more
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View very well done simulations (Java Applets) of Physics concepts. Some may be a little slow to load into your computer, but they are worth the wait to illustrate concepts which change and move on the screen. Along with the simulations are buttons to click to "put it in context," i.e. explain how the concept relates to something in everyday life. Use this as a student resource or on a projector for the entire class.

tag(s): matter (61)

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### The Particle Adventure - Particle Data Group

9 to 12
Navigate through the world of atoms, quarks, anti-matter, and neutrinos while exploring two fundamental questions: "What is the world made of?" and "What holds it together?" Mind-boggling...more
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Navigate through the world of atoms, quarks, anti-matter, and neutrinos while exploring two fundamental questions: "What is the world made of?" and "What holds it together?" Mind-boggling and thought-provoking ideas are presented in a clear, well-organized format. Teachers can investigate a variety of helpful resources, including a glossary, downloadable student activity sheets, and links to related educational sites. The content on this award-winning site is approachable, user-friendly, and very non-threatening for beginning physics students.

tag(s): matter (61)

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### Hands on Physics - Concord Consortium

9 to 12

Hands on Physics is an experience-based physics course developed by the Concord Consortium. Its goal is to provide a set of experiments which present complex challenges using materials...more
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Hands on Physics is an experience-based physics course developed by the Concord Consortium. Its goal is to provide a set of experiments which present complex challenges using materials and equipment which are easily and inexpensively available. Several lesson plans are also available.

tag(s): motion (70)

#### In the Classroom

Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. This site covers almost everything in basic physics, and would be an excellent site for students to use while reviewing for a quiz or test. Design a worksheet for students to fill out that accompanies the site, or use the site as a learning center or station.

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### Fusion and Plasma Physics - Princetom Plasma Lab

9 to 12
Here's a site from the Princeton Plasma Lab that explains fusion - the basic energy force that drives the universe. Designed for high school students, the site explains the principles...more
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Here's a site from the Princeton Plasma Lab that explains fusion - the basic energy force that drives the universe. Designed for high school students, the site explains the principles of fusion and provides interactive illustrations to show how fusion can create abundant energy sources. Once you land on the IPPEX page, click "Continue."

tag(s): nuclear energy (25)

#### In the Classroom

Use the animated Video "What is Fusion" in your flipped or blended classroom. Have students use a tool like TurboNote, reviewed here. TurboNote is a Chrome extension for taking notes online on the video while watching it. You may want to use the same strategy when students use the Virtual Tokamak, or you could ask them to create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. With Telegra.ph you just click on an icon to upload images from your computer, add a YouTube or Vimeo, or Twitter links. This blog creator requires no registration.

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### Building Big - PBS

5 to 8
Teach basic concepts of physical science by using the structures students see everyday. This companion site to a PBS television series examines bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams and...more
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Teach basic concepts of physical science by using the structures students see everyday. This companion site to a PBS television series examines bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams and tunnels, and the physical forces that affect them. After learning about each structure and "visiting" some well-known examples throughout the world, students can participate in a series of interactive online experiments that illustrate the impact that materials, loads, and shapes can have on a structure. Check out the Educators' Guide for suggestions on how to incorporate this site into your curriculum.

tag(s): structures (24)

#### In the Classroom

Introduce this site with students on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector to show them how to navigate it. Allow pairs or small groups to choose from Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, or Tunnels for further study and exploration. As a substitute for handwritten reports have students create a blog sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. With Telegra.ph you just click on an icon to upload images from your computer, add a YouTube or Vimeo, or Twitter links. This blog creator requires no registration.

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### A Century of Physics

8 to 12
The American Physical Society presents this elegant, decade-by-decade review of innovations in physics during the twentieth century. There are descriptions of major events, several...more
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The American Physical Society presents this elegant, decade-by-decade review of innovations in physics during the twentieth century. There are descriptions of major events, several time lines, and lots of illustrations to keep students' attention. Predictably, there is lots of information on the evolution of the atomic bomb and progress in astrophysics.

tag(s): atomic bomb (10)

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### Albert Einstein Biography - American Institute of Physics

6 to 12
From the American Institute of Physics - This page offers a commemorative biography of Einstein which highlights both his life and his contributions to the study of physics. Good term...more
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From the American Institute of Physics - This page offers a commemorative biography of Einstein which highlights both his life and his contributions to the study of physics. Good term paper material written from a scientific perspective.

tag(s): biographies (86)

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### Antimatter Mysteries

4 to 8
Here's an introduction to the concept of antimatter for younger students. Nicely written text and charming illustrations step users through a concept that's tough for many adults. Try...more
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Here's an introduction to the concept of antimatter for younger students. Nicely written text and charming illustrations step users through a concept that's tough for many adults. Try this one if you have a few students who need a little "something extra" to think about!

tag(s): matter (61)

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### Amusement Park Physics - CPB/Annenberg

4 to 8
This site, part of the Annenberg Center's collection of web activities, offers a simple introduction to the physics involved in riding a roller coaster, and allows young experimenters...more
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This site, part of the Annenberg Center's collection of web activities, offers a simple introduction to the physics involved in riding a roller coaster, and allows young experimenters to design their own roller coaster (friction-free, no less!) to see how it performs. Students could use this site easily.

tag(s): engineering (133)

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### AIP Physics News, American Institute of Physics - American Institute of Physics

9 to 12
This site indexes the latest information on each of several dozen physics topics. It would be useful in finding material and starting points for student research projects. ...more
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This site indexes the latest information on each of several dozen physics topics. It would be useful in finding material and starting points for student research projects.

tag(s): scientists (69)

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### Astrophysics Lesson Plans - NASA

6 to 12
Created by the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center which is located within the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) at NASA/GSFC. This is an incredible...more
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Created by the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center which is located within the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) at NASA/GSFC. This is an incredible site. It gives easy to read tables of previously taught background necessary for the students to successfully complete the experiments, necessary materials (for both teacher and students), copy ready data tables, and lesson plans. There is also a list of featured programs (with and without curriculum).

tag(s): gravity (51), space (226), stars (69)

#### In the Classroom

Take advantage of these free lesson plans for any unit on astrophysics. Search the site to find the appropriate lesson tools, and bring them up on an interactive whiteboard or projector. A lot of the activities can be used for a class activity, or you could also break students up into cooperative learning groups and have them complete them separately. Make sure to post this site on your teacher web page to allow students to access it both in and out of the classroom for review. Challenge small groups of students to create and interactive infographic using a too such as Visme, reviewed here, about what they are learning and what they are still questioning. Challenge cooperative learning groups create podcasts demonstrating their understanding of one of the concepts. Use a tool such as Buzzsprout, reviewed here.

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### New Scientist - Reed Business Information Ltd.

4 to 12
Here's a site which offers answers to imponderables such as, "Why is the ocean blue?" The site offers numerous articles of interest. You can join (for a fee), but the ...more
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Here's a site which offers answers to imponderables such as, "Why is the ocean blue?" The site offers numerous articles of interest. You can join (for a fee), but the articles are available for free. The site is published by the British periodical New Science.

tag(s): DAT device agnostic tool (177)

#### In the Classroom

Share the site on an interactive whiteboard or projector, and use it as a springboard for an ethics discussion during science class. Though there are a wide array of articles, some capture and illustrate arguments over the debate of stem cell research, Pluto's classification, and climate change. At the end of a unit, open one of these articles and use the real-world information provided to spark a classroom debate. Students can use the knowledge they have gained, in addition to seeing its practical application. This is a very useful site for science enrichment!

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### My Favourite Scientist - Brady Haran, Nottingham Trent University

6 to 12

Learn about the life and careers of many famous scientists by viewing intriguing videos. Find out about scientists such as Richard Feynman, Rosalind Franklin, and Gregor Mendel through...more
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Learn about the life and careers of many famous scientists by viewing intriguing videos. Find out about scientists such as Richard Feynman, Rosalind Franklin, and Gregor Mendel through interviews with scientists in their field today. Don't let the cartoon figures fool you: these videos are not "juvenile." The scientists included may not be household names to everyone, but the videos make their work accessible and interesting. At the time of this review, there were over a dozen scientists included, and more were being added regularly. Note that the actual videos are hosted on YouTube so may not be accessible in some schools.

tag(s): biographies (86), darwin (10), scientists (69)

#### In the Classroom

Use as a resource for finding more information about a variety of different scientists told from a scientist's perspective. Share the videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Consider having students create their own report about the importance of research and not just the biographical information about a scientist. Encourage students to make their own videos (or other presentation tool) about scientists to place on a wiki, site, or blog. Have students use one of the many TeachersFirst Edge multimedia tools reviewed here.