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Squishy Circuits - Dec 31, 2016

HUGELY fun activity to introduce younger kids to electric circuits. "Squishy" dough is quickly made from scratch. Start with a simple series circuit and go creative!


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.


The Humanized Physics Project - Sep 10, 2016

Innovative new curriculum for algebra-based physics, in which physics concepts are introduced through studies of human physiology. Students explore topics that include force and motion, kinetic and potential energy, Newton's Laws, electric potential, magnetic fields, periodic waves, and more. Each topic is introduced within the context of a human biological process such as circulation, vision, speech, and hearing.


Space Time Travel -- Relativity Visualized - Jun 2, 2016

What would it be like to travel at the speed of light? These models help students visualize effects of special and general relativity.


NASA: Solar System Exploration - Jun 2, 2016

A stand-out collection from NASA that offers a wealth of information about the objects in our solar system. Browse beautiful image galleries, 3D interactive animations, and videos of space missions.


Direct Measurement Video: Wave Properties - Mar 5, 2016

Analyze frequency, amplitude, and wavelength with this very high-resolution video. Use the overlay tools for measurement.


Waves: An Interactive Tutorial - Jan 10, 2016

This set of interactive tutorials provide an introduction to waves, from basic motion through interference and coupled oscillators.


PhET Simulation: Charges and Fields - Jan 4, 2016

Have fun learning about the variables that affect interactions among charged bodies with this PhET sim. Drag + or - charges onto the field,  view voltage values, plot equipotential lines and more.


Designmate: Converging Lenses - Dec 1, 2015

Beautifully crafted video incorporates animated ray diagrams to show how a convex lens converges rays of incident light.

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