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PhET Simulation: Faraday's Law - HTML5 ` - Dec 28, 2017

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

NBC Learn: Science of NFL Football ` - Nov 16, 2017

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

Concord Consortium: Atomic Structure ` - Nov 16, 2017

Give your students a powerful way to explore the orbital model of an atom. They can play with mass and charge, create different isotopes, and build atomic models that identify patterns.

PhET Simulation: Energy Forms and Changes ` - Sep 10, 2017

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

Nanoreisen: Adventures Beyond the Decimal ` - Sep 10, 2017

See the wonder and strange beauty of matter at the smallest known dimensions in our universe in this "nano-journey" formatted in descending powers of 10. View a human cell, an LED, and a laptop microchip.

Star Spectra Science: Using Balloons and Buttons to Model Spectroscopy ` - May 31, 2017

This lesson blends physics and Earth Science as students explore star spectra using a physical model made of balloons and buttons.

DNA Science: Modeling Rosalind Franklin's Discovery with a Pen Spring ` - May 31, 2017

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

SERC: Direct Measurement Video Library ` - May 31, 2017

Excellent collection of short, very high-resolution videos of real events lets students actively explore physical phenomena. Includes frame-counters and overlay tools for making precise measurements. Solid pedagogy, great fun!

Eclipse Science: Modeling Eclipses in the Solar System ` - Mar 29, 2017

Explore the geometry of eclipse events with this low-cost AAPT-created lesson. Super easy to set up!

PhET Collision Lab ` - Dec 31, 2016

Feature-rich simulation lets you explore collisions in 1D or 2D. You can adjust mass of the balls, set elasticity from 0-100%, and view position & velocity values for data analysis.

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