Secondary Education Resources-Science-Physics

 

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General Physics Resources
About Physics
Al Nous' NASA Educator Resource Center

Alexander Graham Bell and the History of the Telephone

Ask-A-Scientist Archive--Physics Topics
Fear of Physics--This site has information with links to more information dealing with everything about Physics.
General Interest--This site has flash animation dealing with Physics.
Glossary of Physics Terms and Concepts

Guide to Outer Space surveillance

How things work
HyperPhysics
Introduction to Physics and Math with JAVA
Learn to make a sundial
Machines used in cars--
Science games, and different links for kids as well (recommended by Lauren at Colonial Academy)

Minds on Physics
NASA Instructional Materials for Space Science--a boatload of activities you can do, from scale models of the solar system to spacecraft you can cut out of paper and build
Optical illusions--a fun way to learn about light; the site explains ways to create your own, what a stereogram is and how it works

Physical Reference Data
Physics Lecture Demonstrations--with problems and puzzles, too, along with a rationale for using demonstrations to explain physics concepts
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

PhysicsWeb
PhysLink--Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Online Reference & Education
Science Explorer
SI Units Reference
The Internet Pilot to Physics
The Laws List N
The Physics Classroom
The Physics Web
Simple Machines--learn all about simple machines and how they work
Soundry--an interactive educational website about sound
The Southpole
The Space Science Group at Northwestern State University, LA--Science Out of This Word & Camp Discovery (Middle School resources)
Uncertainty in Measurement Reference
Units of Measurement--site offers a dictionary of units of measurements describing relationships between various English and Metric units
Virtual Physics Center--huge, all-inclusive site
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Astronomy

Astronomy Center: resources for teaching astronomy
Astronomical riddles, Answers to--Laura Whitlock of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD
Astronomy Workshop--from Doug Hamilton at UMD
Guide to Outer Space surveillance

KidsAstronomy.com--Dynamic Astronomy website, lots of fun activities for kids, including an ask an expert section where children can send their questions to real astronomers.  Also includes resources for teachers.

Making the sun, moon, and stars work for you--submitted by Gina DiAngelo and her students at Craft Central School District
NASA Instructional Materials for Space Science--a boatload of activities you can do, from scale models of the solar system to spacecraft you can cut out of paper and build
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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Communications

Alexander Graham Bell and the History of the Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers
Alexander Graham Bell: The Inventor
American Experience: More about Bell
Cyber Telephone Museum
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Earth and Space (see also El Ed and Sec Ed Science: Earth and Space)
Evolution of the Universe

Guide to Outer Space surveillance

Hubble Space telescope--public pictures and related information
Imagine the Universe
NASA general
NASA Instructional Materials for Space Science--a boatload of activities you can do, from scale models of the solar system to spacecraft you can cut out of paper and build
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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Electromagnetism / Electricity / Magnetism
Alexander Graham Bell and the History of the Telephone

Charged particle motion in E/M Field
Charges and Fields
Direct Current Electrical Motor--Java applets on Physics which shows, among others, a direct current electrical motor which is reduced to the most important parts for clarity

Electro.Patent--all about electricity
Exploring Electric Fields
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

Vibrations and Waves--animations, including animations of electro-magnetic waves and optical illusions
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Flight
Alka Rockets--lab experiment
How Does A Bullet Fly?
How Does A Kite Fly?
How to Fold a Flying Paper Water Bomb
Ken Blackburn's Paper Airplanes!
Kites and Kite Flying
Museum of Flight Educator Reference Library
The Best Paper Airplanes
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Gasses
Bubbles--Ron Hipschman's superb resource about this wondrous phenomenon
Ideal Gas Law--Oxidation/Reduction Virtual Lab
Molecular Model for an Ideal Gas
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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Gravity
Anti-Gravity Mirror
Gravity Gauge--lab experiment
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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Heat
Messing Around: Heat and Temperature--Hands-On-Physics
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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History of Physics
Albert Einstein Online
Alexander Graham Bell and the History of the Telephone

General Relativity--Introduction
General Relativity--More In-Depth

Guide to Outer Space surveillance

History of Physics--maintained by American Institute of Physics
Werner Heisenberg, the founder of quantum physics--site maintained by the American Institute of Physics
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Kinetics
ASPIRE-Kinetic Energy
Energy Quest
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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Lesson Plans and Activities
Alexander Graham Bell and the History of the Telephone

Bubbles--Ron Hipschman's superb resource about this wondrous phenomenon

Guide to Outer Space surveillance

Learn to make a sundial
NASA Instructional Materials for Space Science--a boatload of activities you can do, from scale models of the solar system to spacecraft you can cut out of paper and build
Online physics demo sourcebook

Optical illusions--a fun way to learn about light; the site explains ways to create your own, what a stereogram is and how it works

Particle Adventure
Physics Demonstrations: Light
Physics Lecture Demonstrations--with problems and puzzles, too, along with a rationale for using demonstrations to explain physics concepts

School Science Projects--Science projects and science experiments for kids grades 1-8 that are safe and enjoyable to do.  Various e-books containing full step-by-step instructions

Simple Machines--learn all about simple machines and how they work
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Light
Advanced Light Source
Dispersion in Wavelength
How Things Work: Sunlight
How Things Work: Telescopes and Microscopes

Optical illusions--a fun way to learn about light; the site explains ways to create your own, what a stereogram is and how it works

Optics For Kids
Physics Demonstrations: Light
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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Mechanics
See also Robotics
How things work

Machines used in cars--Science games, and different links for kids as well (recommended by Lauren at Colonial Academy)

Optical illusions--a fun way to learn about light; the site explains ways to create your own, what a stereogram is and how it works

Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

Simple Machines--learn all about simple machines and how they work
Snacks about Mechanics--demos with explanations
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Physics and Mathematics
Absolute Zero
Calculators for a wide range of math, science and technology applications
Introduction to Physics and Math with JAVA

Optical illusions--a fun way to learn about light; the site explains ways to create your own, what a stereogram is and how it works

Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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Physics Fun
Fun Physics

Guide to Outer Space surveillance

Learn to make a sundial

Machines used in cars--Science games, and different links for kids as well (recommended by Lauren at Colonial Academy)

Optical illusions--a fun way to learn about light; the site explains ways to create your own, what a stereogram is and how it works

Physics Comics
Physics Fair Projects
Physics and Ice Hockey
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

Simple Machines--learn all about simple machines and how they work
Sport! Science
The Science of Skateboarding
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Professional and other Physics Organizations
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Astronomical Society
American Institute of Physics
American Physical Society
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Dave Willey, Famous Physics Prof at Pitt (also home page of the Physics department at Pitt at Johnstown)
Institute of Physics
NASA general
National Nuclear Data Center
U. S. Department of Energy
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Resonance
Dynamic Bridge Resonance
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

The BRIDGE.EXE Program (download free software)--the BRIDGE program can be used like a game that teaches about bridge dynamics and resonance.  The goal of the game is to break the bridge in the shortest time.
Vibrations and Waves--animations
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Robotics
Build the LEGObug--at MIT
Learn Robotics--in an On-line Learning Environment

NASA Robotics - Robotics Alliance Project
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

Robotics competitions
Simple Machines--learn all about simple machines and how they work
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Roller Coasters
Amusement Park Physics
Amusement Park and Roller Coaster Links
Joyride Photos
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

Ride Mechanics
Roller Coaster Database--Roller coaster enthusiasts can browse through an online database with stats on a whopping 652 of  these thrill rides, from 251 parks in North America with 729 photos
The Web Premiere Coaster Site
Thrillride--collection of rollercoaster news, rumors, and feature stories
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Teaching Physics
Community Learning Network-Physics
Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP)
Education Resources for NASA's Project Galileo

Guide to Outer Space surveillance

Learn to make a sundial

Machines used in cars--Science games, and different links for kids as well (recommended by Lauren at Colonial Academy)

NASA Instructional Materials for Space Science--a boatload of activities you can do, from scale models of the solar system to spacecraft you can cut out of paper and build
NASA Jet Propulsion Learning Link

Optical illusions--a fun way to learn about light; the site explains ways to create your own, what a stereogram is and how it works

Physics Fair Projects
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

Science Working in Business and Industry--lesson plan designed to demonstrate the usefulness of physics in business and industry.
Simple Machines--learn all about simple machines and how they work
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Time and related topics
Exact time from the Naval Observatory
Physics Unravelled--a website that helps Physics teachers teach Physics

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