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Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity - Jan 31, 2012

Do your students ever ask "Why do we have to learn this?" Explore this touching interactive exhibit on Marie Curie's life, then introduce radioactive decay.

Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Jan 10, 2012

The explanations and experiments on this page are designed around a series of increasingly more complex issues of magnetism from "What is magnetism?" to "Build your own Gaussmeter" (a device that measures the strength of a magnet).

PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Jan 6, 2012

This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.

Physics World - Nov 16, 2011

Physics World is an award-winning online magazine of news and current events from the UK's Institute of Physics. Find timely info on new discoveries, research, jobs, and events.

PBS: Tesla - Master of Lightning - Nov 15, 2011

Explore the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla, an influential scientist whose groundbreaking contributions to the field of electromagnetism are often overlooked. Take a visual tour of Tesla's inventions and learn about how his patent for radio was usurped. Don't miss the two lesson plans that use Tesla's experiments as the basis for classroom labs.

Newton's Laws - Oct 20, 2011

This page features David Wiley's student activities and simple demonstrations of Newton's Law's.

Problem Based Learning for College (and AP) Physics: Murder You Solve - Aug 25, 2011

A CSI Crime Investigation where students will sift through given information to separate useful from irrelevant data, then collaborate to apply physics in finding solutions. They will be applying concepts of projectile motion, frames of reference, Newton's Second Law, and conservation of momentum. This is a resource which includes a printable student manual and links to background information on the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) instructional method.  Registered users may also access a teacher's guide.

Graph Matching Motion Model - Aug 18, 2011

This inquiry-based simulation offers a powerful platform for helping students understand the shape and slope of motion graphs and how to interpret them. Your students will be doing a form of modeling as they "match" the motion of a red ball to that of a blue ball. Be careful -- this activity can be addictive!

Conceptual Physics - Aug 11, 2011

Take a look at this free online textbook, a non-mathematical conceptual course aimed at students with little or no prior background in physics. The author adopts a modern approach that revolves around the concepts of symmetry and conservation laws. It can be viewed online or freely downloaded in pdf format.

27 Tips to Starting the Year off Right - Aug 9, 2011

Starting off on the right foot is vital for new teachers, this resource is full of time-tested and practical suggestions for the new and (not so new) teacher.

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