Services

Useful Links

The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty.

Most recent published values for constants with uncertainty, bibliographic search for original research articles.

http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html

 

A Century of Physics Timeline

Clickable timeline with brief explanations of historic physics events from 1890 to the present.
http://timeline.aps.org/APS/Timeline/
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.
http://www.aip.org/history/exhibits.html
Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens

Biography, online experiments for falling objects, projectiles, inclined planes, pendulums.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/galileo/
Galileo Project

Biography, information on science of Galileo’s day, student projects (click on “Library”)
http://galileo.rice.edu/
Einstein’s Big Idea

Biography, interactive exhibits on time dilation, light speed, science history.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/

 

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Original documents by Copernicus, Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, Voltaire, Newton, Franklin, Harvey, Vesalius, Preistley. Some links unavailable.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook09.html

 

Annenberg Media
Mechanical Universe 52-part series (videos approximately 20 – 60 minutes long). On-demand video, requires fast computer connection.
http://www.learner.org/resources/series42.html

 

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.
http://www.archive.org/details/ap_physics_b

http://www.archive.org/details/ap_physics_c

 

ClassNotesOnline.com

Free database to create teacher website and grade book.
http://www.classnotesonline.com/index.php

 

Dolores Gende Homepage

Personal teacher page with traditional labs, innovative projects (equilibrium mobiles, lawnmower science), and great resources.
http://dgende.homestead.com/

 

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.”
http://hypertextbook.com/physics/

 

comPADRE

Science partnership information. Search lesson plans, activities, and labs. Search categories very specific, but some results are commercial.
http://www.compadre.org/portal/index.cfm

 

The Physics Front

Search engine from ComPadre. New teacher focus
http://www.thephysicsfront.org/

 

Physics Central

Physics news, Ask a physicist, How things work.
http://www.physicscentral.com/

 

Physics Teaching Technology Resource

Videos of traditional demonstrations. Click on side menu after selecting category.
http://paer.rutgers.edu/PT3/index.php

 

PASCO Physics Online Experiments

Traditional labs to be used with Pasco equipment.
http://www.pasco.com/experiments/physics/

 

National Science Digital Library

Web search, General science focus.
http://nsdl.org/

 

Discovery

Search for upcoming TV shows about physics (check Mythbusters)
http://www.discovery.com/

 

Low Cost Physics Activities

Traditional labs and worksheets for the low-budget teacher.
http://www.science.tamu.edu/CMSE/LowCostPhysicsActivities.htm

 

Physics/phet

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).
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phet/web-pages/index.html

 

We have a book as a gift for the first student (physics student) who sees this note….send an email to this address:  physicseducationdept@gmail.com , write your full name.

 

 

Physics.org

Physics Life interactive program to discover physics in the everyday world, Physics Evolution clickable map, Equation toolbox, Common questions, Careers.
http://www.physics.org/

 

The Physics Classroom

Tutorials, On-line textbook.
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

 

Nobelprize.org

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.
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/

 

Hyperphysics

Extremely thorough concept map encyclopedia, calculators for common physics problems.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html

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.
http://www.fearofphysics.com/

 

Flash Animations for Physics

Very catchy flash applets (physics and mathematical processes)
http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/

 

Computer Animations

Applets of physical processes and famous experiments. Not seemingly appropriate for showing to entire class – images not big enough.
http://physics.nad.ru/Physics/English/index.htm

 

US Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Grade-appropriate worksheets about types of energy and conservation
http://www.eere.energy.gov/education/science_projects.html

 

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.
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/

 

Exploratorium (Skateboarding)

Conceptual physics behind skateboarding tricks
http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/

 

Mr. Fizzix Trebuchet Project

Integrated lessons on trebuchet physics.
http://mrfizzix.com/trebuchet/index.htm

 

Transistorized

Tutorials, Build a Transistor game.
http://www.pbs.org/transistor/

 

Optical Illusions

Fun optical illusions with explanations, but not much physics.
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot

 

Music Acoustics

Physics of various instruments, hearing test.
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/

 

American Institute of Physics

Career information, online history of physics exhibit hall, Physics Education
http://www.aip.org/

 

Project of Physics

http://www.instructables.com/

http://www.sciencefairadventure.com/Physics.aspx

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/Intro-Physics.shtml

http://www.education.com/science-fair/physics/

http://www.juliantrubin.com/physicsprojects.html

http://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/

 

Interactive Physics and Math with Java

http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/applets/Intro_physics/kisalev/

 

British and American* pronunciation:

Converter of English text to IPA phonetic transcription will translate your English text into its phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet.

http://lingorado.com/ipa/

 

Active Learning

http://fezalarpbl.com/#/Home/

https://www.pinterest.com/agpak/

 

 

STEM

 

Harmony facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/HarmonySTEM

 

Math STEM

https://sites.google.com/a/harmonyphysics.com/extaphysics/hands—on/math-demos

 

Science STEM

https://sites.google.com/a/harmonyphysics.com/extaphysics/hands—on/ms

 

 

Physics

https://sites.google.com/a/harmonyphysics.com/extaphysics/hands—on/stem-phy

 

Physics – ALL

https://plus.google.com/+HarmonyStem

 

 

Simulations can help understanding

Help to visualise mathematical concepts and physical phenomena. Not necessarily a replacement for “real” demonstrations.

http://www.falstad.com/ripple/

https://ptweb.op.ph.ic.ac.uk/~torokp/teaching/vectormaths/index.html

http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=Quantum_Tunneling_and_Wave_Packets

 

Physics = Life

www.physicssecretofuniverse.blogspot.com

 

Kurdish Physics Website

http://physic4kurd.net/

 

Physics of the Universe

http://www.physicsoftheuniverse.com/intro.html

 

Tutor 4 Physics

http://tutor4physics.com/