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PhET Simulation: Color Vision - Feb 16, 2012

This is a interactive simulation with color filters  and lights that can be manipulated and controlled by students.


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).


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.


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.


Newton's Laws - Oct 20, 2011

This page features David Wiley's student activities and simple demonstrations of Newton's Law's.

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