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9-10

Physics First: Measurement and the Language of Physics - Sep 1, 2011

On this page, you'll find 30+ of our favorite resources for teaching a unit on measurement. All are appropriate for a Physics First course.


11-12

Kinematics -- The Physics of Motion - Sep 1, 2011

On this page, you'll find a focused "mini-collection" for high school physics on the topic of motion. It contains 60+ of our favorite online resources for teaching about graphing, vectors, motion in 1 and 2 dimensions, circular motion, and frames of reference. You can find lesson plans, simulations/animations, interactive tutorials, labs, and content support.


Middle School/High School

Teachable Moments: The 2011 Japan Earthquake - Mar 17, 2011

Compelling collection of resources on the recent earthquake/tsunami that struck northern Japan. You'll find tectonic maps, computer animations, seismograms, aerial and ground photos, Power Point slides for teachers, news footage, and preliminary rupture models.


Noise Generated Ocean Waves - Mar 1, 2011

Understanding optical rogue waves can help to explain the oceanic phenomenon. It could, in the future, enable us to predict when and where oceanic waves form. Read more about this strange phenomenon.


High School

Conceptual Physics: Heat & Temperature - Feb 15, 2011

Here are 20 of our favorite resources for teaching about heat and thermal energy in the preparatory physics classroom.


Stupid or Smart? - Jan 6, 2011

This very short video clip highlights several dangerous hobbies/pasttimes and asks students to explain if they would do any of these and why.


Smart Bridges - Jan 6, 2011

This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW features two engineering innovations designed to improve structural safety in bridges. Using the 2007 Interstate-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis to demonstrate the potential hazard facing thousands of deficient U.S. bridges today,


How Smart WAS Einstein? - Jan 6, 2011

Albert Einstein was a gifted writer and speaker, both in his scientific and his personal spheres. His concern for humanity, his humor, and above all his lifelong focus on higher intellectual ideals shine forth in this Nova program.


20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have - Jan 6, 2011

What technology do teachers need to acquire and use today?


Smart Physics Teacher Exchange - Jan 6, 2011

These web materials are teacher-created smart notebook files. Some use simulations video clips, web links and other web technology elements in the lessons..

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