Physics Resources

MicroWorlds looks at materials sciences research at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS). ALS, a facility that produces light one billion times brighter than the sun, offers opportunities…  (Department of Energy)

Physics Education Technology (PhET) produces fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena. More than 80 simulations let students experiment with circuits, string tension, kinetic and potential energy, radios waves…  (The Kavli Operating Institute, supported by National Science Foundation)

NSF Special Reports presents web-based reports on language and linguistics, Einstein and physics, weather patterns, the chemistry of water, the 2004 tsunami, arctic climate research, Admiral Byrd’s…  (National Science Foundation)

Activity-Based Physics presents “thinking problems” for physics topics: vectors, kinematics, momentum, circular motion, universal gravitation, sound, energy, temperature, and circuits. Problems include…  (University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group, supported by National Science Foundation)

Physics offers a bird’s-eye view of the great challenges in physics today. Read about self-organization, network theory, superconductivity, superfluidity, supersolids, quantum mechanics…  (National Science Foundation)

ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education provides reviewed collections of resources and interactive learning environments for teaching physics and astronomy. Topics include motion, forces, energy, heat, wave energy…  (National Science Digital Library, supported by National Science Foundation)

Teacher Workshops: Science provides materials from 2007 summer teacher workshops sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Find slides and handouts on teaching analogical reasoning, motion and forces…  (Department of Education)

Pedagogy in Action documents more than 25 pedagogic techniques for teaching sciences to undergraduates: case-based learning, game-based learning, making and testing conjectures, peer review…  (SERC, supported by National Science Foundation)

Physics provides more than 40 online interactives that demonstrate concepts in mechanics, fluid mechanics and dynamics, electromagnetism, and quantum physics. Watch simulations of a pendulum…  (Concord Consortium, supported by National Science Foundation)

Einstein’s Big Idea tells the story behind the world’s most famous equation, E = mc2. Learn about its discovery and legacy. Meet scientists whose experiments laid the groundwork. Read about the unknown…  (Public Broadcasting Service, supported by National Science Foundation)

Diagnoser is a web-based program that lets teachers assign questions for students to answer on the web. As students answer questions, they receive feedback. Teachers can see reports on…  (UCLA, supported by National Science Foundation)

Science of Spectroscopy features a wiki-based effort to tell the story of spectroscopy — the use of light to study matter. Find answers to questions about the basic theory of light, energy, and the…  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

World Year of Physics 2005 celebrates the centennial of the publication of four strange research papers — written by a 26-year-old patent clerk — that revolutionized how we think about light, matter, energy…  (National Science Foundation)

QuarkNet is the website for a professional development program in which teachers work on particle physics experiments over the summer and join a cadre of scientists and teachers introducing…  (Multiple Agencies)

ABC’s of Nuclear Science introduces the object that contains almost all of the mass in the universe, the atomic nucleus. Antimatter, beta rays, fission and fusion, the structure of the atomic nucleus, how…  (Department of Energy)

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