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Building Big

Building Big is a very informative site about the engineering principles required to build large structures, including bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels. The interactive labs presented on the site discuss the various factors (e.g. forces, materials, loads, shapes) that need to be considered when designing large buildings. Fun challenges test these concepts for each of the five...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/
Physics Lessons, Tutorials, and Help

The Physics Lessons, Tutorials, and Help Web site is offered by Science Joy Wagon and the Ithaca City School District. Numerous interactive lessons, simulations, descriptions, and other online learning material are categorized into nine subjects including motion; forces; work and energy; momentum; electricity and magnetism; waves, light, and sound; modern physics; and nuclear physics. An excellent...

http://www.sciencejoywagon.com/physicszone/
National Teacher Training Institute: Lesson Plan Database

Visit this Web site from the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) for a set of engaging lesson plans for middle and high school students. The latest life science offerings address DNA and RNA, pika camouflage, environmental issues, and adaptation. A number of older lesson plans are available as well. In addition to providing detailed instructions, each lesson plan includes a variety of...

https://www.thirteen.org/edonline/ntti/resources/lessons/sci...
Speed of Light

The first site offered by What Why Web is entitled Everyday Physics: What is the Speed of Light? (1) The one page site describes the definition of the speed of light, how it changes passing through various medium, its historical significance, and what symbol is used for the speed of light in a vacuum. The next site from the NOVA online Einstein Revealed Web site is called The Light Stuff (2)....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/1004
The Physics Classroom: Shockwave Physics Studios

On this interactive site, visitors with a penchant for velocity-time graphs, kinematics, and the world of motion will be well-served. Created as part of "The Physics Classroom" portfolio of educational materials, this collection of interactive Shockwave files simulate a series of physical situations. Visitors to the site can manipulate a variable in each activity and observe the outcome. All told,...

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave
University of Minnesota Physics Demonstrations Page

What can the University of Minnesota's physics department do for you? Plenty, of course! This excellent website provides interested parties with access to some of the fine demonstrations prepared for use by educators and students as of late. On the homepage, visitors will see a number of drop-down menus that are divided into areas like "fluid mechanics", "optics", and "modern physics". Within each...

https://spademos.umn.edu
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The Physics Front: Technology Tool Archive

Out on The Physics Front, there are many fabulous apps, resources, videos, and the like devoted to the teaching of Physics and Physical Science. Within the Technology Tool Archive, the curious physicist can look over hundreds of resources, including video modeling, a virtual microscope, and even a browser-based graphing calculator. Visitors can also explore Editor Selections by topic or unit, such...

https://www.compadre.org/precollege/features/FeatureArchive....
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Physics Animations

If you would like a taste of classical mechanics in an animated form, this website is right up your alley. This site from the physics department at the University of Toronto offers up over 100 helpful animations that cover quantum mechanics, vectors, waves, relativity, and optics. Visitors can scroll through the topical headings to look for items of interest and should note the entire website is...

https://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison...
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Open Source Physics

The Open Source Physics (OSP) Collection brings together “curriculum resources that engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling." Visitors can look at the featured tools and resources on the homepage, which covers topics such as Newton's laws, moon phases, and working with physics simulators. Moving on, OSP News explores exciting new apps that can be used with existing...

https://www.compadre.org/osp/?