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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.


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.


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.


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.

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