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Tracker Video Modeling: Combining Simulations with Traditional Video Analysis - Aug 17, 2015

Tracker Video Analysis gives students a real edge over traditional video modeling. First, capture a digital file, calibrate scale, and define axes. Now the fun part: students define force expressions & initial conditions, then watch the model draw and overlay itself on the video. Great way to directly compare the model with real-world motion!


MIT Tech TV: Physics Demos - Aug 17, 2015

Beautifully-crafted videos to help kids visualize motion, wave interactions, electricity, and magnetism. Superb videography; easy to embed.


Interactive Video Vignettes - Jun 23, 2015

Video Vignettes is a collection of video-based interactive tutorials covering introductory physics concepts.


Virtual Microscope - Mar 25, 2015

Robust free tool to explore high-resolution images produced by electron, fluorescence, and atomic force microscopes. Datasets are shared via Java RE.


Concord Consortium: Phase Change - Mar 25, 2015

A very effective tool for helping students visualize the intermolecular attractions that underlie a phase change. Highlight an atom, view its trajectory, and see how the motion differs in each of the 3 primary phases. (Adaptable for grades 8-12).


Periodic Table Live! - Mar 25, 2015

Excellent interactive resource for exploring the Periodic Table through image sets, videos, and 3D illustrations. Covers a broad range of information about the elements and their properties.


Concord Consortium: Electrostatics - Feb 25, 2015

Exemplary digital lesson provides a rich way for students to visualize charge interaction and explore Coulomb's Law at the atomic level. Allow one full class period.


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Eyes on the Solar System - Jan 2, 2015

NASA brings together a rich array of visualization tools for a 3D exploration of our cosmic neighborhood. Informative, interactive,and great fun!


EJS Simulations by High School Physics Teachers - Jan 2, 2015

Easy Java Simulations (EJS) are easy to use for any level of high school physics and physical science. Teachers and students are able to create computer models easily.


Concord Consortium: Energy2D - Interactive Heat Transfer Simulations for Everyone - Nov 3, 2014

Free, simulation tool developed to help students grasp underlying concepts necessary to approach and solve heat transfer problems.

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