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The Physics Source is a collection of resources for introductory college level physics courses. It includes curriculum, curriculum support material, reference material, and pedagogical and physics education research inspired content.

The Source relies on you, the community of teachers, to expand and maintain its holdings.

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Using Direct Measurement Video to Teach Physics
Direct Measurement Videos encourage active learning in introductory physics classes. Students can analyze real-world behavior using physics concepts and measurement tools included in the video. This material includes best practices for using these videos, a library of videos, and example class activities.
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SCALE-UP: Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs
The Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) Project has established a model for a highly collaborative, hands-on, computer-rich, interactive learning environment for large-enrollment courses.
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Jul 28 Portland State Biomedical Physics: Computed Tomography
Jul 10 Stormtrooper Explosion
Jun 23 Interactive Video Vignettes: Newton's Second Law
Jun 23 Interactive Video Vignettes

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August 1th History

1896: Sir William Robert Grove died in London, England. He produced the first fuel cell in 1839.
Source: Physics Infomall.