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Nanoreisen: Adventures Beyond the Decimal - Dec 1, 2015

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.

PhET Simulation: Energy Forms and Changes - Dec 1, 2015

Build your own system to convert mechanical, light, or chemical energy into electrical or thermal energy.

Designmate: Converging Lenses - Dec 1, 2015

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

SERC: Direct Measurement Video Library - Dec 1, 2015

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!

PhET Collision Lab - Oct 21, 2015

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.

2015 International Year of Light - Aug 17, 2015

Official website to commemorate the International Year of Light features a plethora of resources for all ages and audiences.

Virtual Microscope: Scanning Probe Microscopy Basics - Aug 17, 2015

What is a scanning probe microscope & how does it "see" atomic resolution to create images of nanoscale specimens? Find out in this animated tutorial.

Squishy Circuits - Jun 5, 2015

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!

Physics for the 21st Century - Apr 1, 2015

Looking for high-quality content support in modern physics? Take a look at this free course, complete with videos and simulations. It is aimed at secondary teachers and AP physics students.

Using Direct Measurement Video to Teach Physics - Apr 1, 2015

Hi-speed videography & robust digital tools are at the heart of these exceptional video-based modules: video analysis without the expense of software.

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