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PhET Collision Lab - Oct 21, 2015

Feature-rich simulation lets you explore collisions in 1D or 2D. You can adjust mass of the balls, set elasticity from 0-100%, and view position & velocity values for data analysis.

2015 International Year of Light - Aug 17, 2015

Official website to commemorate the International Year of Light features a plethora of resources for all ages and audiences.

SERC: Direct Measurement Video Library - Aug 17, 2015

Excellent collection of short, very high-resolution videos of real events lets students actively explore physical phenomena. Includes frame-counters and overlay tools for making precise measurements. Solid pedagogy, great fun!

Virtual Microscope: Scanning Probe Microscopy Basics - Aug 17, 2015

What is a scanning probe microscope & how does it "see" atomic resolution to create images of nanoscale specimens? Find out in this animated tutorial.

Squishy Circuits - Jun 5, 2015

HUGELY fun activity to introduce younger kids to electric circuits. "Squishy" dough is quickly made from scratch. Start with a simple series circuit and go creative!

Physics for the 21st Century - Apr 1, 2015

Looking for high-quality content support in modern physics? Take a look at this free course, complete with videos and simulations. It is aimed at secondary teachers and AP physics students.

Using Direct Measurement Video to Teach Physics - Apr 1, 2015

Hi-speed videography & robust digital tools are at the heart of these exceptional video-based modules: video analysis without the expense of software.

PhET Simulation: Energy Forms and Changes - Apr 1, 2015

Build your own system to convert mechanical, light, or chemical energy into electrical or thermal energy.

Nanoreisen: Adventures Beyond the Decimal - Jan 2, 2015

See the wonder and strange beauty of matter at the smallest known dimensions in our universe in this "nano-journey" formatted in descending powers of 10. View a human cell, an LED, and a laptop microchip.

All About Circuits: Worksheets - Jan 2, 2015

An outstanding set of 50+ worksheets on basic electricity and DC circuits, designed to spark analytical reasoning in your students. The interactive online version will allow students to see answers. For teachers wishing to use them as quizzes, the worksheets can be freely downloaded with the solutions hidden.

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