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Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics ` - Sep 11, 2022

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


PhET Simulation: Charges and Fields ` - Sep 11, 2022

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.


Physics Classroom: Graphs and Ramps Interactive ` - Sep 11, 2022

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.


HHMI Biointeractive: Electrical Activity of Neurons ` - Sep 11, 2022

Interactive tutorial uses a virtual electrode to show how neurons generate action potentials. View graphs of Potential v. Time for both transmitting and receiving neurons.


Energy of a Magnetic Field ` - Sep 11, 2022

This lesson uses common magnets and the MagnaAR phone app to map vectors and field strength of a magnetic field.


HHMI: DNA Multimedia Collection ` - Jul 10, 2022

Connect physics to biology with this engaging set of videos, sims, and activities to explore DNA structure. Includes DNA coding, transcription/translation, CRISPR tech, mutations, and more.


NASA Visualizations: How Plasma Transports Energy ` - Jul 10, 2022

Recent data from NASA's Multiscale Magnetosphere Mission reshapes what we understand about how energy travels in plasma. Great resource for HS.


Voice Science: Using Digital Tools to Explore Pitch and Amplitude ` - Mar 19, 2022

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.


PhET Simulation: Energy Forms and Changes ` - Mar 19, 2022

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


Star Spectra Science: Using Balloons and Buttons to Model Spectroscopy ` - Jan 6, 2022

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

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