The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty.
Most recent published values for constants with uncertainty, bibliographic search for original research articles.
A Century of Physics Timeline
Clickable timeline with brief explanations of historic physics events from 1890 to the present.
History Exhibits/Selected Great Papers
Online exhibits on Curie, Einstien, Transistors, Lawrence, Heisenberg, Sakharov, Thomson. Famous papers by Franklin, Joseph Henry, Michelson, Rowland, Gibbs, Millikan, Compton.
Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens
Biography, online experiments for falling objects, projectiles, inclined planes, pendulums.
Biography, information on science of Galileo’s day, student projects (click on “Library”)
Einstein’s Big Idea
Biography, interactive exhibits on time dilation, light speed, science history.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Original documents by Copernicus, Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, Voltaire, Newton, Franklin, Harvey, Vesalius, Preistley. Some links unavailable.
Mechanical Universe 52-part series (videos approximately 20 – 60 minutes long). On-demand video, requires fast computer connection.
Internet Archive (Physics B/C)
Excellent introductory minutes-long videos for most physics subjects. Click on chosen lesson; to start video, click on “Click here to begin lesson” found in upper left corner.
Free database to create teacher website and grade book.
Dolores Gende Homepage
Personal teacher page with traditional labs, innovative projects (equilibrium mobiles, lawnmower science), and great resources.
The Physics Hypertextbook
Online book/workbook under construction. Many topics missing, but what can be found is generally high quality. For practice problems and high quality worksheets, click on “Problem Sets,” choose a topic, and browse pages to find “worksheets.”
Science partnership information. Search lesson plans, activities, and labs. Search categories very specific, but some results are commercial.
The Physics Front
Search engine from ComPadre. New teacher focus
Physics news, Ask a physicist, How things work.
Physics Teaching Technology Resource
Videos of traditional demonstrations. Click on side menu after selecting category.
PASCO Physics Online Experiments
Traditional labs to be used with Pasco equipment.
National Science Digital Library
Web search, General science focus.
Search for upcoming TV shows about physics (check Mythbusters)
Low Cost Physics Activities
Traditional labs and worksheets for the low-budget teacher.
Free simulation programs (Circuit Construction, Masses & Springs, Radio Waves and Electromagnetic Fields, Wave on a String, Balloons & Static Electricity, Gas Properties, Balloons and Buoyancy, The Moving Man, Sound, Projectile Motion).
We have a book as a gift for the first student (physics student) who sees this note….send an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org , write your full name.
Physics Life interactive program to discover physics in the everyday world, Physics Evolution clickable map, Equation toolbox, Common questions, Careers.
The Physics Classroom
Tutorials, On-line textbook.
List of Nobel prize winners by year. Click under winner’s name in lower right corner to access other resources, including online tutorials and games regarding the winner’s work.
Extremely thorough concept map encyclopedia, calculators for common physics problems.
Fear of Physics
Visual physics, homework help, answers to common questions. Be wary about giving this link to students – the “homework help” section has calculators for multiple common physics problems, possibly resulting in cheating. It may be a good review or problem checking tool, however.
Flash Animations for Physics
Very catchy flash applets (physics and mathematical processes)
Applets of physical processes and famous experiments. Not seemingly appropriate for showing to entire class – images not big enough.
US Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Grade-appropriate worksheets about types of energy and conservation
Amusement Park Physics
Tutorials about roller coasters, carousels, bumper cars, free fall, pendulums, and ride safety. Activities include Design a Roller Coaster (and receive a safety and fun rating), and Colliding Cars prediction quiz.
Conceptual physics behind skateboarding tricks
Mr. Fizzix Trebuchet Project
Integrated lessons on trebuchet physics.
Tutorials, Build a Transistor game.
Fun optical illusions with explanations, but not much physics.
Physics of various instruments, hearing test.
American Institute of Physics
Career information, online history of physics exhibit hall, Physics Education
Project of Physics
Interactive Physics and Math with Java
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Physics – ALL
Simulations can help understanding
Help to visualise mathematical concepts and physical phenomena. Not necessarily a replacement for “real” demonstrations.
Physics = Life
Kurdish Physics Website
Physics of the Universe
Tutor 4 Physics