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Physics Songs and Physics Poems

Hosted by Haverford College and maintained by Associate Professor of Physics Walter F. Smith, the PhysicsSongs.org Web site is just that. Students and educators will find songs that have been written about such things as Gauss's Law, The Twelve Days of Newton, The Relativity Song, and more. Words are provided, and some even contain playable recordings. Who said learning isn't fun?

http://ww3.haverford.edu/physics-astro/songs/
Making Waves

Provided by Living Graphs, Making Waves is a freely downloaded interactive physics package that helps students visualize and understand the motion and interference of transverse and longitudinal waves. Designed for senior high school and college physics students, the interactive program allows users to manipulate wave properties such as their amplitude, wavelength, phase shift, speed, frequency...

https://download.cnet.com/s/making-waves/
Operate Your Own Tokamak Reactor!

Princeton University's Plasma Physics Laboratory's Interactive Plasma Physics Education Experience Web site (last mentioned in the July 26, 2002 NSDL Physical Sciences ) has updated its interactive Virtual Tokamak. The Java applet is designed to illustrate the basic principles of magnetically confined fusion, and users can now type in the three parameters that include the heating power, magnetic...

https://w3.pppl.gov/~dstotler/SSFD/
PH2200 University Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism

This Web site is part of an online physics course from Michigan Technological University. Visitors will find a host of original and outside links categorized by topic including electric charge and electric fields, capacitance, current and resistance, magnetic forces, reflection and refraction, and more. The prism animation for example, allows students to adjust the angle and position of a light...

https://pages.mtu.edu/~weidman/ph2200/pages/simapp.html
The Contemporary Physics Education Project

The temporary Physics Education Project is a non-profit organization whose Web site contains materials that present "the current understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy, incorporating the major research findings of recent years." Some of the products that the project creates, including educational material and wall charts, are featured on this site with links to other...

https://www.cpepweb.org/
Physics Flash Animations

How does one exactly illustrate the principle of chaos? Well, fortunately for budding physicists and other interested parties, a very nice animation demonstrating chaos (and other such processes and phenomena) are made available at this website. Created by David M. Harrison of the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, the site contains Flash animations that illustrate principles in...

https://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison...
Physics 620D: Electricity, Teacher Investigations

Stephen T. Thornton, a professor in the department of physics at the University of Virginia, has created this website to bring together a number of lesson plans for teachers in the field. Within this "Teacher Investigations" section of the site, visitors can look over three different classroom activities. The investigations include explorations into the world of light bulbs, the workings of...

http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/620/Electricity_hom...
Physics Education Technology

Funded by grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the Physics Education Technology (PhET) site features many well-designed and engaging physics and chemistry simulations for use in the classroom. Currently, the site offers a number of simulations, which cover projectile motion, salts & solubility, wave interference, and other related areas....

https://phet.colorado.edu/
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The Calculator Pad

This helpful resource for folks seeking to learn more about physics is a great resource for teachers and physicists of all stripes. Offered as part of The Physics Classroom site, the Calculator Pad provides students with practice solving physics word problems. Visitors to the site will find that there are a number of problem sets here for their consideration. Each set consists of 25-35 problems...

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/calcpad
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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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