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NBC Learn: Science of the Olympic Winter Games
NBC Learn: Science of the Olympic Winter Games
Spark student interest with this collection of 16 short videos that explore the physics behind winter sports. Entertaining AND accurate science.

Technology Tools

Concord Consortium: Energy2D - Interactive Heat Transfer Simulations for Everyone
Concord Consortium: Energy2D - Interactive Heat Transfer Simulations for Everyone
Free, simulation tool developed to help students grasp underlying concepts necessary to approach and solve heat transfer problems. more »

Teaching Modules

Physics for the 21st Century: Gravity
In many ways the dominant force in the universe, gravity is also the weakest of the four forces known in nature. This multimedia module for high school explores gravity through video clips, animations, written text, and interactive tutorial.

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Glowing space mice show where quantum dots lodge
Fluorescent speckles, spots and clouds marking mice bodies are nanoparticles lodged within their skin and rendered visible with ultraviolet light.

Next Generation: 5 Ways Science Classes Will Change
Released April 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) draw on decades of education research, aiming to improve U.S. students' performance in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) subjects.