ASIM Electricity Resources
A list of resources and websites from the November 15, 2006 Physics Level I training.
Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Support is built-in along the way through Mentality Tips. In the end, you'll create a web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML or serving web pages.
This site is part of the 4teachers.org program, and it is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.
This is a concept mapping website that uses java to create "mind maps."
This is a great way to find out what the kids think! I’d recommend doing this first thing, then again at the end of the year to compare. The questions are thorough, covering biology, physics and earth science. They also contain “extra” words to make it false! I made a 79% the first time by not carefully reading the questions!
The Concord Consortium
Absolutely wonderful freeware! Pedagogica, Molecular workbench, TEEMSS and Population explorer are superb! You will be asked to complete a free registration.
Science News for Kids
This is the home page which has links to teacher pages and lab and other activities.
Physical Science/Physics Specific Resources
This site contains free ware for developing concept maps and hyperlinks in physics.
Colorado Physics 2000
This site contains activities and interactives for middle and high school level physics.
Contemporary College Physics
This is a text book site for college physics but has a multitude of information and simulations for each of the different textbook topics. It is not really about sports but the simulations and information is very useful for all physics.
This is a great site for all kinds of information. It has teacher tool, reviews, resources and a plethora of other information. (you will need free membership)
Internet 4 Classrooms: Physics
This online database from Internet4Classrooms.com is an annotated collection of over 60 websites for physics teachers. The site Includes animations, lessons, labs etc.
Flash Animations for Physics
This site contains Flash animations for demonstrating physics content. "The animations are sorted by category and the file size of each animation is included in the listing." Macromedia Flash player is required; the player is available free from the Adobe site.
Glenbrook High Multimedia Physics Studio
"The Multimedia Physics Studios consists of a collection of GIF animations and accompanying explanations of major physics concepts. The animations cover common physics principles discussed in a first-year high school physics course. The animation and discussion have been written specifically for high school physics students."
The Physics Classroom
This is the site for Glenbrook High School Physics course. There are many resources and links.
This site "is a comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site."
This is a main site for physics information – there are pictures of concepts and other information. There is a links page that is broken down by level.
Teacher’s First Resource Page
This site provides a search engine for teachers to find lessons, activites, and interactives. The link above is for all subjects, but you can scroll down for physics as well as search for any subject at the Teacher's First home page.
The Physics Classroom
This site has tutorials and other information including animations for the different physics concepts. There is also a multimedia area.
Light and Optics Resources
This site provides an absolutely wonderful interactive of Snell’s Law.
NTNU Virtual Physics Laboratory
This site provides numerous simulations of physics concepts. Sites of particular interest are refraction and Snell's Law.
Experiments on Wave Interference
This is a fun interference website from The Atomic Lab.
Wave Optics: Interference
This site contains an interactive interference applet in which you change the wavelength and distance to the screen.
Exploratorium: Sport Science
Exploratorium is a San Francisco Museum that is a wonderful resource in many different subjects. It has online activities, on-line exhibits. Web casts, hands-on activities and science magazines. There are video clips that can be used to help with the teaching of the sports science. It gives information about the sports and then gives the physics about the sport. Baseball, skateboarding, surfing, cycling and hockey are the main topics but others are given.
Slam Dunk Physics
Toyota Corporation provides annual grants to organizations interested in improving high school science education. This page is a by-product of one such grant. It is a must see for the mere reason that it provides an exceptional example of the type of study which you are intended to do. There is an Overview; Objectives, Materials, and Procedure section; and a Discussion section. The study involves the use of Interactive Physics to analyze the forces exerted on the knees and feet during running. The study provides an excellent example of how Interactive Physics can be used to study the physics of sports. Additional information (related links, references, and tools) can also be found at this site.
Physical Activity Epidemiology
This is a lecture PowerPoint presentation that gives information about the epidemiology of physical activity. In addition to the presentation, there are also the lecturer’s notes which gives additional information.
Titleist: Golf Ball Technology
This site is an excellent source of information about golf balls. It includes timelines and principles of aerodynamics of the golf ball.
Physlink Discussion Topics
This is a discussion of physics and sports and has outstanding links to everything from figure skating to Sammy Sosa’s bat and curling. There are additional links to more physics of sports.
Which Sport to play on the Moon?
This site contains an article about playing sports on the moon – and why some would be more difficult than others
PHYSlink.com: Physics of Skydiving
This site contains questions and answers about the subject of skydiving.
The Physics of Basketball
This site gives the physics of how the different parts of basketball work. It uses the correct vocabulary, including PE & KE.
Physics of Skateboarding
This site for middle grade levels is a graduate project that gives activities that can be used in a classroom. It is in PDF format.
This site provides skateboarding information and explains the physics of the different moves.
Physics and Acoustics of Baseball and Softball Bats
This site from Kettering University Applied Physics provides excellent info and graphics about various kinds of baseball bats and the physics of hitting a baseball include information on the "sweet spot."
Physics of Ball-Bat collisions: High School Physics
This is a PowerPoint by Alan M. Nathan (U of IL) on the physics involved in the collision of bat and ball.
UIUC: Physics of Dance
This is a PowerPoint in PDF format that gives vocabulary, formula and graphics on the physics of dance.
Fermilab: Physics of Dance
This is a PowerPoint in PDF format on the physics of dance.
Physics of Gymnastics
This site provides information about the physics of somersaults and twists in gymnastics.
Physics of Football
This site from the University of Nebraska Department of Physics and Astromony provides lessons on the physics of football via embedded video clips.
Physics of Racing Series
This is an excellent site for all of the information that you would ever need for racing physics. The author, Brian Beckman, is a physicist and a member of a racing club.
Cover Your Bases: Event-Based Science &
Cal Ripken Foundation
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation worked with the Event-Based Science Institute to create this unique curriculum guide. Designed for middle-school-aged children, this curriculum challenges students to solve problems related to baseball and softball players.
Honda (Rube Goldberg Type Commercial)