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Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics - Apr 22, 2014

Completely turn-key resource for a unit on momentum and collision. Fascinating video plus four comprehensive classroom activities.


Designmate: Converging Lenses - Apr 15, 2014

Beautifully crafted video incorporates animated ray diagrams to show how a convex lens converges rays of incident light.


NBC Learn: Science of the Olympic Winter Games - Feb 3, 2014

Spark student interest with this collection of 16 short videos that explore the physics behind winter sports. Entertaining AND accurate science.


Seeing isn't believing: Do classroom demonstrations help students learn? - Feb 1, 2014

In this 18-minute podcast, researchers talk about surprising results of their studies on the effectiveness of classroom demos.


NASA: Solar System Exploration - Feb 1, 2014

A stand-out collection from NASA that offers a wealth of information about the objects in our solar system. Browse beautiful image galleries, 3D interactive animations, and videos of space missions.


Advanced Placement Program: What's Changing in AP - Feb 1, 2014

The redesigned AP Physics courses is slated for Fall, 2014. How will this impact your teaching?


Circus Physics - Nov 18, 2013

Collection of 8 videos with teacher guides provides a highly visual way to learn about projectile motion, linear and angular momentum, and Newton's Laws.


PhET Teacher Activities: Experimental Design with Forces - Nov 11, 2013

Blend a classroom experiment with an interactive PhET simulation to help middle school students form deeper understanding of forces on a spring, kinetic/potential energy transformation, and effects of gravity on spring motion.


Virtual Microscope: Scanning Probe Microscopy Basics - Oct 3, 2013

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


PhET Simulation: Energy Forms and Changes - Oct 3, 2013

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

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