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Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics ` - Aug 20, 2021

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


Physics Classroom: Graphs and Ramps Interactive ` - Aug 20, 2021

Try this newer interactive from The Physics Classroom. Can you build a ramp with the right configurations to match the given Position vs Time or Velocity vs Time graph? As you earn stars for correctly designing the ramps, you will be learning how why p/t and v/t graphs appear as they do.


Energy Theater: Exploring Energy Transfer and Transformation ` - Aug 20, 2021

Want to shake up your middle school Energy Unit? Try this AAPT lesson, where students play the role of "Energy Actors" to gain insight into how energy moves and changes form.


Periscope Video Lessons ` - Aug 20, 2021

This robust free PD collection fuses research-based best practices in physics education with authentic short videos that apply the practices in the classroom.


Physics for Video Games ` - Apr 12, 2021

Free online textbook supports 1-semester course in the physics of video games. Developed by PER researcher Aaron Titus; includes labs and activities using Tracker and Vpython.


Physlet Physics - Mechanics 3E ` - Apr 12, 2021

Physlet Physics Section 1 (Mechanics) is now mobile and tablet-friendly! Each chapter features three resource types: Illustrations, Explorations, and Simulation-Based Problems.


Voice Science: Using Digital Tools to Explore Pitch and Amplitude ` - Apr 12, 2021

Looking for an interactive way to visualize sound waves? This AAPT Digi Kit blends an oscilloscope app with a digital wave grapher to explore human voice patterns.


DNA Science: Modeling Rosalind Franklin's Discovery with a Pen Spring ` - Mar 16, 2020

Integrate physics/biology in this HS diffraction lab that lets students model the work of Rosalind Franklin in discovering the structure of DNA.


NBC Learn: Science of NFL Football ` - Nov 1, 2019

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


PhET Simulation: Faraday's Law - HTML5 ` - Dec 20, 2018

Newer HTML5 simulation by PhET introduces learners to Faraday's Law as they move a magnet through large and small coils. Great for beginners!

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