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Virtual Microscope - Mar 26, 2017

Robust free tool to explore high-resolution images produced by electron, fluorescence, and atomic force microscopes. Datasets are shared via Java RE.

Concord Consortium: Electrostatics - Mar 26, 2017

Exemplary digital lesson provides a rich way for students to visualize charge interaction and explore Coulomb's Law at the atomic level. Allow one full class period.

Interactive Video Vignettes - Jan 23, 2017

IVV combines video analysis and conceptual physics questions, each designed to promote understanding of difficult concepts.

Concord Consortium: Energy2D - Interactive Heat Transfer Simulations for Everyone - Jan 23, 2017

Free, simulation tool developed to help students grasp underlying concepts necessary to approach and solve heat transfer problems.

Mobile Device Models - Dec 15, 2016

Turn your smartphone into a robust tool for data collection! This resource provides 8 simulations that use a mobile device accelerometer to sense motion.

MIT Tech TV: Physics Demos - Sep 10, 2016

Beautifully-crafted videos to help kids visualize motion, wave interactions, electricity, and magnetism. Superb videography; easy to embed.

Tracker Video Modeling: Combining Simulations with Traditional Video Analysis - Aug 17, 2015

Tracker Video Analysis gives students a real edge over traditional video modeling. First, capture a digital file, calibrate scale, and define axes. Now the fun part: students define force expressions & initial conditions, then watch the model draw and overlay itself on the video. Great way to directly compare the model with real-world motion!

Periodic Table Live! - Mar 25, 2015

Excellent interactive resource for exploring the Periodic Table through image sets, videos, and 3D illustrations. Covers a broad range of information about the elements and their properties.

Concord Consortium: Phase Change - Mar 25, 2015

A very effective tool for helping students visualize the intermolecular attractions that underlie a phase change. Highlight an atom, view its trajectory, and see how the motion differs in each of the 3 primary phases. (Adaptable for grades 8-12).

EJS Simulations by High School Physics Teachers - Jan 2, 2015

Easy Java Simulations (EJS) are easy to use for any level of high school physics and physical science. Teachers and students are able to create computer models easily.

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