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PhET Teacher Activities: Experimental Design with Forces - Jul 7, 2014

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.


NASA: Solar System Exploration - Jul 7, 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.


Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics - Jul 7, 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.


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.


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?


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.


NBC Learn: Science of NFL Football - Oct 3, 2013

This video collection funded by NSF aims to spark interest in physics through the motion of football players & ball trajectory. Entertaining AND accurate science.


Space Time Travel -- Relativity Visualized - May 17, 2013

What would it be like to travel at the speed of light? These models help students visualize effects of special and general relativity.


Physics Education Research User's Guide - Apr 25, 2013

The PER community has been at the forefront of research in science education. This easy-to-use guidebook lets you browse teaching methods and techniques associated with evidence-based best practice.

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