Physics Education Resources
- Alan Cairns’ Physics Education Resources
- The Internet Pilot to Physics
- Teaching Resources for Thermal Physics
- Classical & Statistical Thermodynamics & Mechanics Educational Sites
Physics Education Materials
- Modeling Workshop Project at Arizona State University
- A One-map Two-clock Approach to Teaching Relativity in Introductory Physics
- A hypertext essay about modern Astronomy from Otterbein College
- The Particle Adventure
- Fusion: Physics of a Fundamental Energy Source
- Physics of Roller Coasters
- Physics of Racing
- Hands-On Virtual Workshops
- Yohkoh Movie Theater (YPOP): Images and Movies from the Sun
- Teaching About Science: Understanding the nature of science, University of Leeds Learning in Science Research Group
- American Physical Society: Curricula, Textbooks, Lesson Plans, Problems, Tests
- Physical Sciences Resource Center
- Interactive Physics Review System
- NTNU Virtual Physics Laboratory
- Physics Equipment: Electricity and Magnetism
- Snow Crystal Physics
- PhysLink: Physics and Astronomy Online Education and Reference
- Physics Central: Learn how our world works
- Physics 2000: Interactive Journey Through Modern Physics
- Modern General Relativity
- Britney Spears guide to Semiconductor Physics
- Eric Weisstein’s World of Physics
Physics Education Materials using Technology
- Web Physics from Ivy Tech State College
- Physics Web Text and Software Resources
- Electric and Magnetic Field Mapping Software from Palus Products
- Science Instruction Resources from Carson City – Crystal HS
- Multimedia Physics Studios: Physics at Glenbrook South HS
- The Light Cone – An Illuminating Introduction to SR from Syracuse Univ.
- VRML Gallery of Electromagnetism from Syracuse Univ.
- OnScreen Particle Physics
- CTI at the University of Surrey, England: list of computer-based material
- Open Physics Education: Open-Source Educational Materials
- Electricity and Magnetism Interactive Java Tutorials
- MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
- ChemConnections: Java Applets
- Java Applets in Physics
- Interactive Physlets
- Webassign: Using the internet to collect and grade homework
- The FootRule: Collection of of converters, units and measures, data tables and facilities
Computer Software for Physics Educators
- Video Analysis of Motion: list of video analysis software
- The M.U.P.P.E.T. Utilities
- Software from the IOP
- Internet in the Physics Classroom
- Calculators On-Line Center (Physics and Astrophysics)
- Calculators On-Line Center (Electrial & Ccomputer Engineering)
- Contour Plot: Explains a contour plot and its uses.
- Contour Plotting Using Java: Interactive site that allows the user to do contour plotting.
- Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures: Provides definitions for a lot of these terms.
- Algorithms and Data Structure: Great resource page for research and reference.
- Online Conversion: Popular conversion for mathematics and real life.
- Using Graphing Calculators: Explains how to use graphing calculators for physics problems.
- Online Scientific Calculator: Online scientific calculator for everyone to use.
- 50 Famous Curves: Provides diagrams of 50 famous curves with equations, facts, and questions.
- Graph Paper Resources: PDFs of graph papers.
- Graph Paper Collections: Many different sized graph papers.
- Laws of Planetary Motion: A discussion of Johannes Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.
- Kepler’s Three Laws of Planetary Motion: Explains these laws in detail.
- Basic Trajectory Simulation: An interactive simulation about trajectory.
- Trajectory Simulation: Another simulation that involves working with trajectory.
- Torsion Pendulum Experiment: Experiment involving physics and pendulums.
- Physics and Momentum: A look at how momentum works in physics.
- Impulse and Thrust: Explains the physics of impulse and thrust.
- Force of Friction: Shows how force works.
- The Friction Lab: A list of links to Friction experiments.
- Ringworld Simulation: Simulation that displays how circular motion works.
- Rainbows: A great explanation of rainbows.
- Catastrophe Optics: Provides information on catastrophe optics.
- Caustics: An overview of caustics.
- Visual Illusions: Relates about how visual illusions work.
- Spiral Illusion: Displays a spiral illusion.
- Logarithmic Spirals, Waves, and Tilings: Another page displaying Greek examples of optic illusions.
- Newton’s Color Wheel: An explanation with illustrations.
- Spectra Code: A chart that displays when the red, green, and blue color streams.
- Build a Rainbow: An online rainbow experiment.
- Plane Mirror Images: An experiment for this phenomenon.
- Online Physics Labs: A list of links to many different physics labs.
- Virtual Laboratory: A virtual laboratory.
- General Physics Laboratory: A few experiments about general physics subjects.
- Physics Java Labs: Online labs involving phrase transitions, fluid flow, and more.
- USC Combustions Lab: Virtual labs involving combustion in some way.
- Virtual Physics Lab: The virtual lab of Northwestern University.
- Refraction Lab: Online lab that involves light refraction.
- Computational Fluid Lab: Lab that involves working with computational fluids.
- Properties of Fluids: Lab that involves working with various properties of fluids.
- Specific and Latent Heat: Online lab that involves figuring out specific and latent heat.
- Various Labs: A list of general online physics labs.
- Lenses: Site with labs that involve lenses.
- Thermodynamics: Labs about thermodynamics among other things.
- Virtual Particle Lab: Compressibility of Air: Online lab that deals with figuring out how to compress air.
- Java Virtual Physics Lab: Online archive of Java experiments.
- The World Through a Hole: Online lab that deals with distances and tricks of the eye.
- Physics Lab Ideas: Discusses about different labs and experiments.
- The Principles of Classical Physics: A discussion of classical physics.
- Interactive Shockwave Modules: Many tutorial modules for students.
- Educational Modules & Simulations: Provides links to multiple modules for students.
- Matter Modules: Some modules that involve matter in some way.
- Physics Modules: Explains the functions of physics modules.
- Equation Module: Site with information about an equation module.
- Physics Simulations: A list of many different physics simulations.
- Java Mirror: Site for another java simulation of motion.
Miscellaneous Physics Sites
- Astronomy/Physics Glossary: Glossary of important astronomy and physics related terms.
- Teaching the Solar System: A list of activities and lessons involving the solar system.
- Lunar Phase Demonstration: A demonstration that shows lunar phases.
- Vibration Animations: Many different vibration animations.
- Wave Animations: Many different wave animations.
- Sine Waves: Some graphs to explain sine waves.
- The Soundry: Discusses many different aspects of sound.
- Standing Waves: Explains standing waves and their importance.
- Vibrations and Waves: Discusses how vibrations and waves are a part of physics.
- Music Physics: Shows how music can be broken down by physics.
- Ideal Gas Applet: An animation that demonstrates the ideal gas.
- Ideal Gas Law: A demonstration that allows interactive experiments into ideal gas law.
- Kinetic Theory: An applet that demonstrates how kinetic theory applies to the real world.
- Kinetic Theory of Gases: Uses graphics and images to explain kinetic theory.
- 1D Heat Equation: An explanation of 1D Heat Equation and how it works.
- Coupled Brownian Motors: Shows how to properly use coupled Brownian motors.
- Brownian Motor Applet: Interactive applet that helps explain Brownian motors.
- Space Time Lab Game: Allows students to explore black holes via an interactive game.
- A Light Cone: Explains a light cone and why it occurs.
- Exploring Electric Fields: Interactive site that allows the users to place “electric” lines and see how electric fields develop.
- Lissajous Lab: Article that explains how to conduct this type of lab in a classroom with appropriate materials.
- Circuit Construction Kit: Allows users to construct an electrical circuit right on their computer.
- Nuclear Reactors: Explains how different types of nuclear reactors work.
- Wind Tunnel Experiments: A collection of many different wind tunnel experiments.
- Propulsion Slides: Slides that discuss the physics of propulsion engines
Resources for the classroom
- Practical Physics
Experiments sharpen students’ powers of observation, stimulate questions, and help develop new understanding and vocabulary
- Physics and Ethics Education Project (PEEP)
An interactive website and virtual learning environment for secondary school science teachers and their students
Four brand new interactive games are now available to use in your teaching of energy and space to 13-16 year olds
- Teaching radioactivity
The Institute has produced a number of resources to support the teaching of radioactivity
- Teaching Advanced Physics (TAP)
The Teaching Advanced Physics (TAP) website contains detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19
- Teaching Astronomy and Space
This resource supports the teaching of astronomy and space to 11-16 year olds
- The MODEL Project
Practical physics at work
- Medical physics teaching resource
The Institute’s Medical Physics Group has produced a set of teaching materials which can be used to teach medical physics at GCSE/Standard level in schools