Featured Resource Archive - Page 3
PhET Simulation: Wave Interference - Feb 15, 2012
This simulation allows you to examine properties of water, sound, and light waves.
Subject: Oscillations & Waves / Wave Motion
Student Difficulties with Wave Concepts - Feb 10, 2012
Results of a research study on misconceptions students have about waves and wave motion.
Sounds of the Subway - Feb 1, 2012
Subways are better at reflecting sound waves with
no need for microphones or loudspeakers. This
makes them appealing for musical performance.
Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity - Jan 31, 2012
Do your students ever ask "Why do we have to learn this?" Explore this touching interactive exhibit on Marie Curie's life, then introduce radioactive decay.
Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Jan 10, 2012
The explanations and experiments on this page are designed around a series of increasingly more complex issues of magnetism from "What is magnetism?" to "Build your own Gaussmeter" (a device that measures the strength of a magnet).
All About Circuits: Worksheets - Jan 8, 2012
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.
PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Jan 6, 2012
This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.
Squishy Circuits - Nov 25, 2011
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 World - Nov 16, 2011
Physics World is an award-winning online magazine of news and current events from the UK's Institute of Physics. Find timely info on new discoveries, research, jobs, and events.
PBS: Tesla - Master of Lightning - Nov 15, 2011
Explore the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla, an influential scientist whose groundbreaking contributions to the field of electromagnetism are often overlooked. Take a visual tour of Tesla's inventions and learn about how his patent for radio was usurped. Don't miss the two lesson plans that use Tesla's experiments as the basis for classroom labs.