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Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics ` - Mar 7, 2018

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

PhET Simulation: Charges and Fields ` - Mar 7, 2018

This PhET favorite has been rewritten to HTML5. Learn about variables that affect interactions among charged bodies by dragging + or - charges onto the field. You can  view voltage values, plot equipotential lines, and more.

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.

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.

Virtual Microscope: Scanning Probe Microscopy Basics ` - Dec 31, 2016

What is a scanning probe microscope & how does it "see" atomic resolution to create images of nanoscale specimens? Find out in this animated tutorial.

PhET Simulation: Hooke's Law ` - Sep 28, 2016

Here's a mobile-friendly PhET sim to help students make connections among force, spring constant, displacement, and potential energy in a spring.

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