Physics Front Frequently Asked Questions
What material will I find on the Physics Front?
The Physics Front contains information about and links to a wide range of materials for teachers in the physical sciences, including curriculum and lesson plans, laboratories, lecture demonstration materials, reference material, and education research. This information is organized for users to search or browse by subject, type of material, and grade level.
Is there a cost for the Physics Front?
The Physics Front is a free and open resource provided as service by the American Association of Physics Teachers and its partners. It is supported, in part, by funding by the National Science Foundation and is part of the NSF National Science Digital Library.
Do I need to join the Physics Front?
No, you may search and browse the database without joining the Physics Front.
What are the benefits of joining the Physics Front?
Members of the Physics Front have additional tools that help match the resources to their needs. These include setting preferences that sort materials according to their needs, a filing cabinet to store resources they find useful, discussion forums with other users, and the ability to recommend resources for inclusion in the database.
What is required to join the Physics Front?
To join, users must provide their name and email. Further information can be provided if desired to help personalize the PSRC for the user.
Why do pages on the Physics Front change?
The Physics Front is a dynamic collection, meaning the information provided depends on a user's requests and the information that exists in the database. As the database grows, the displayed pages will change. A Filing Cabinet is provided to registered users for storage and simple recovery of information that they find important.