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This website was developed for teachers of physical science in the UK,  providing them with resources focusing on practical applications of physics concepts.  It contains hundreds of experiments spanning all topics in introductory physics, of which most have been classroom tested by the design team.  Each experiment is supplemented with lesson plans and background information.  Users may search by topic or keywords.    

Practical Physics is sponsored, in part, by the renowned Institute of Physics.  Team members provide a spectrum of professional expertise, from physics and astronomy through lab safety and pedagogy.
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General Physics
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- Middle School
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- AP Physics
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Metadata instance created June 30, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre, (2004), WWW Document, (http://practicalphysics.org/).
Nuffield Curriculum Centre, Practical Physics, (2004), <http://practicalphysics.org/>.
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre. (2008, October 20). Practical Physics. Retrieved January 24, 2017, from http://practicalphysics.org/
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre. Practical Physics. October 20, 2008. http://practicalphysics.org/ (accessed 24 January 2017).
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre. Practical Physics. 2004. 20 Oct. 2008. Nuffield Curriculum Centre. 24 Jan. 2017 <http://practicalphysics.org/>.
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Contains Practical Physics: Variety of Waves

A set of eight experiments on categories of waves and the language used to describe them.

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Contains Practical Physics: Measuring Density

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