Physics Resources

Inquiring Minds: Fermilab features an introduction to elementary particles and forces in our universe, physics questions answered by Fermilab scientists, an interactive timeline illustrating the history of…  (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, supported by Department of Energy)

Gravity Probe B is a “relativity gyroscope” experiment designed to test two unverified predictions of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity (1916): that the presence of a mass in space, such…  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues offers annotated references to articles, books, films, and websites for the study of nuclear issues. Topics include fission and fusion, nuclear power and waste, plutonium and tritium…  (Washington and Lee University, supported by National Science Foundation)

Earth’s Magnetic Field is the focus of the POETRY website, which explores solar storms and how they affect us, space weather, and the Northern Lights. A 64-page workbook of hands-on activities examines…  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Magnetic Field Activities for the High School Classroom helps students understand the vector nature of fields, the ubiquity of fields in the environment, and the 3-dimensionality of fields. Activities include mapping the magnetic field of…  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Fundamental Theory provides lessons, video clips, and interactive resources for learning about cosmology and gravity, quantum mechanics, string theory, the special theory of relativity, and Einstein’s…  (Teachers’ Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)

Fusion: Physics of a Fundamental Energy Source provides introductory educational materials on fusion, the process that powers the sun and other stars; and plasmas, known as the “fourth state of matter.”…  (Department of Energy)

Fermilab Resources for Students offers materials for learning about particle physics and the pursuit of questions such as “What is the smallest piece of matter? How did the universe begin?” It includes streamed…  (Department of Energy)

Center for Science and Engineering Education: Berkeley Lab provides a list of educational links related to science. Nuclear science, engineering, astronomy, genetics, particle physics, periodic table updates, and a virtual frog dissection kit…  (Berkeley Lab, supported by Department of Energy)

NY High School Regents Exam Prep Center helps high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in mathematics, science, and social studies. The site, developed by a team of Oswego County (NY) teachers…  (NY Regents Exam Prep Center, supported by Department of Education)

The Interactive Plasma Physics Education Experience provides interactive pages for students and educators on matter, electricity, magnetism, energy, and fusion. It features a virtual fusion reactor application and encourages analysis of…  (Department of Energy)

LEGO Design and Programming System introduces a bilingual program that teaches engineering to the K-14 curriculum by combining traditional teaching methodologies with the use of the popular LEGO building blocks and the…  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

SLAC Education & Outreach aims to educate a new generation of scientists and to promote science literacy among the general public. The center offers programs for graduates and undergraduates as well as…  (Department of Energy)

Einstein Papers Project provides information about the Einstein Papers Project, which publishes The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, an edition of 25 planned volumes of Einstein’s scientific, professional…  (California Institute of Technology, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)

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