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Physics -- Study and teaching

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Fermilab Education Office

The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office provides resources for science, mathematics, engineering and technology education (K-12 through post- graduate) with emphasis on physics and prairie ecology. The Web server has program information, classroom units, bibliographies, information about public tours and lectures, classes for kids and families, links to other particle physics...
Atomic Spectroscopy: A Compendium of Basic Ideas, Notation, Data, and Formulas

Hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this article by W. Martin and W. Wiese introduces the basics of atomic structure and spectra. With regard to structure, there is an emphasis on terminology and notation. Topics of discussion include wavelengths, intensities, shapes of spectral lines, and LS coupling. Originally appearing in the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical...

The new companion Web site to the PBS special Fireworks! (which premiered January 29, 2002) contains excellent information for anyone wanting to learn more about the science behind the controlled chaos of pyrotechnics. The interactive site features a section called Name That Shell, where you can view movies of fireworks and compare them to different varieties shown in photographs. Using a Flash...
Electromagnetic Spectrum

Part of the larger Imagine the Universe educational site, the Electromagnetic Spectrum site is another great resource from NASA. The site gives clear and easy-to-understand explanations, while providing keywords throughout the page that are linked to a dictionary of terms for easy access to further information. Students will enjoy the colorful illustrations accompanying the text, which vertically...
Physics and Astronomy Departments Worldwide Directory

Hosted by, the Physics and Astronomy Departments Worldwide Directory Web site is a great tool for university students, educators, professionals, or anyone needing to get specific contact information from over 1600 departments around the world. The directory is first organized by continent and number of departments, and then listed alphabetically for each country. The United States...
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...
Physics Central

Physics Central is how the 42,000 physicists of the American Physical Society "communicate the excitement and importance of physics to everyone." The continually updated Web site provides news and insight into the world of physics through articles, subject and physicist features, pictures, answered questions, and much more.
Fear of Physics

The Fear of Physics Web site contains more than twenty interactive physics related activities. Everything from things that spin, sound, atoms, collisions, and the Doppler effect are included. The Speed and Acceleration link teaches about movement by allowing users to choose two vehicles and change their position, speed, and acceleration. After pressing the GO button, the program runs, and students...
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...
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)....
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