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Space Time Travel -- Relativity Visualized - Jan 26, 2016
What would it be like to travel at the speed of light? These models help students visualize effects of special and general relativity.
Waves: An Interactive Tutorial - Jan 10, 2016
This set of interactive tutorials provide an introduction to waves, from basic motion through interference and coupled oscillators.
PhET Simulation: Charges and Fields - Jan 4, 2016
Have fun learning about the variables that affect interactions among charged bodies with this PhET sim. Drag + or - charges onto the field, view voltage values, plot equipotential lines and more.
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!
Designmate: Converging Lenses - Dec 1, 2015
Beautifully crafted video incorporates animated ray diagrams to show how a convex lens converges rays of incident light.
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.
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.
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