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PhysicsQuests

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7 to 12
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Created by a physics teacher, this site offers a collection of webquests and similar interactive activities that help explain topics typically found in a physics curriculum. As with...more
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Created by a physics teacher, this site offers a collection of webquests and similar interactive activities that help explain topics typically found in a physics curriculum. As with any such collection, the quality of the resources varies, but you'll likely find one or more that fit nicely with your own curriculum.

tag(s): animation (65), webquests (30)

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While not technically a webquest, this site has a lot of extension activities that could be used at the end of a lesson or as a review before a new one. Accommodate today's students, and have them complete the activities on Google Docs, reviewed here, making it easier for them to receive feedback and reduce the amount of messy papers you need to grade.

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A Science Odyssey

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6 to 12
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This retrospective on 20th century scientific advances is particularly strong in its information on the scientists who made the discoveries. Teachers interested in presenting the scientific...more
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This retrospective on 20th century scientific advances is particularly strong in its information on the scientists who made the discoveries. Teachers interested in presenting the scientific process by which these advances were made will find the information here a useful addition. Good information; not a lot of "whiz-bang."

tag(s): scientists (70)

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A Walk Through Time - NIST

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The NIST Physics Laboratory offers this condensed history of time measurement, which chronicles the evolution of time-keeping from ancient calendars through the establishment of time...more
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The NIST Physics Laboratory offers this condensed history of time measurement, which chronicles the evolution of time-keeping from ancient calendars through the establishment of time zones and atomic clocks. The text is readable and the graphics are interesting while still loading quickly. Depending on the amount of detail you want to absorb, this one would work well for upper elementary through secondary students.

tag(s): time (139), time zones (8)

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Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. Have each group read and interpret individual sections on this site - making sure every group has a different one. The intentions of this will be to have students analyze this information and present it to their peers to "teach" each other. The text portions are challenging, so you should pair weaker readers with a partner as they research on this site. To show what they have learned from this site, challenge students to create an online graphic to share using Tabblo reviewed here.

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National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

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6 to 12
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While many portions of this site are directed towards planning visits to the museum, the Historical Perspective section outlines many key developments in the history of nuclear power....more
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While many portions of this site are directed towards planning visits to the museum, the Historical Perspective section outlines many key developments in the history of nuclear power. With information on Marie Curie, Nuclear Non-proliferation, the Manhattan Project, and a number of other key moments in the history of nuclear science, this site is a helpful resource for science research.

tag(s): energy (202), nuclear energy (24)

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Possibly the most interesting aspect of this site is the information they have on the Manhattan Project. Access the article via the "History articles," found after searching through the "Online exhibits" section. The article is lengthy but extremely informative and interesting. Separate the article into parts, assigning the separate parts to pairs or cooperative learning groups. Have the class put together a digital book of the history, with students creating their own individual pages from their sections. While it may seem a bit disjointed at first, the students will pick up a lot of the key details and the results will be really entertaining when the class reads it together over the interactive whiteboard or projector. We recommend using a site such as Bookemon, reviewed here for the online book.

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Sim Science

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4 to 12
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Not to be confused with the popular computer game series, this site uses computer simulations to demonstrate science phenomena. Current simulations explore the science of membranes,...more
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Not to be confused with the popular computer game series, this site uses computer simulations to demonstrate science phenomena. Current simulations explore the science of membranes, fluid flows, breaking dams, and crackling noises. Three versions of each simulation allow teachers to choose the simulation most appropriate to their grade level.

tag(s): cells (104), earth (231), earthquakes (50), stress (15)

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West Point Bridge Design Contest - US Military Academy

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9 to 12
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Although the actual contest has concluded, this site still has a free bridge design software that provides students with all the necessary virtual tools to build, test, and refine a...more
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Although the actual contest has concluded, this site still has a free bridge design software that provides students with all the necessary virtual tools to build, test, and refine a steel highway bridge, using realistic specifications, limitations, and performance standards. A great resource for an interactive introduction to engineering.

tag(s): bridges (8), design (83), engineering (127), structures (24)

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How Fuel Cells Work - How Stuff Works

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A great site for physical science and environmental science. The site explains the technology behind new fuel-cell powered electric cars. With diagrams and a number of links to additional...more
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A great site for physical science and environmental science. The site explains the technology behind new fuel-cell powered electric cars. With diagrams and a number of links to additional resources, this site could be a gateway to more in-depth study.

tag(s): cells (104), electricity (90)

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Einstein - American Museum of Natural History

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How (and why) do you introduce Einstein to an elementary student? Here's a presentation that does it effectively, drawing on Einstein's love of trying something new and his willingness...more
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How (and why) do you introduce Einstein to an elementary student? Here's a presentation that does it effectively, drawing on Einstein's love of trying something new and his willingness to "think outside the box." While it's mostly text, this site would be a great introduction for a student who is already curious about inventors, scientists, or the universe. This unit is part of the American Museum of Natural History's "Ology" series that explores different aspects of the life sciences. This site requires Adobe Acrobat and Flash. You can get both from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): scientists (70)

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Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce your students to the creative mind of Albert Einstein.
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Science of Hockey - The Exploratorium

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Here's the latest in the Exploratorium's series on the physics of sports. The science of hockey includes information on the physics of skating, the materials used in the game equipment,...more
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Here's the latest in the Exploratorium's series on the physics of sports. The science of hockey includes information on the physics of skating, the materials used in the game equipment, and the reaction times required to stop a puck moving at 90 miles per hour. There's lots of great exploring in this one.

tag(s): sports (98)

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Simple Physics Experiments - Colorado State University

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This collection of simple physics experiments from Colorado State University includes a number of illusions and other perceptual oddities. The site explains each in terms of the physics...more
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This collection of simple physics experiments from Colorado State University includes a number of illusions and other perceptual oddities. The site explains each in terms of the physics involved and offers suggestions for other related activities. Science teachers will find lots of useful examples - many of which require little or no equipment - here.

tag(s): experiments (73)

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Wright Brothers' History - Centennial of Flight Commission

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The US Centennial of Flight Commission has prepared an extensive look at the Wright Brothers and their efforts to build a successful aircraft. This section of a larger site offers ...more
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The US Centennial of Flight Commission has prepared an extensive look at the Wright Brothers and their efforts to build a successful aircraft. This section of a larger site offers details on the journals, the specifications, and the reconstruction of the original Wright flyer. History and physics teachers alike will enjoy this one.

tag(s): air (160), aviation (39), north carolina (4), wright brothers (25)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans and activities offered! There are also games that teachers can either print out and use as quick review activities or as a learning center or station. If using as a learning station, save the site as a favorite and have kids peruse it during a unit on Flight, the evolution of transportation or the Industrial Growth of the early 20th century.
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International Atomic Energy Agency - United Nations

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This news page from IAEA's web site includes both background and current information on the agencies efforts in Iraq and North Korea, as well as information on other activities designed...more
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This news page from IAEA's web site includes both background and current information on the agencies efforts in Iraq and North Korea, as well as information on other activities designed to halt the destructive proliferation of nuclear capabilities.

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Albert Einstein - American Museum of Natural History

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From an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers an introduction to Einstein's work that mere mortals can understand. Einstein set the world of physics and...more
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From an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers an introduction to Einstein's work that mere mortals can understand. Einstein set the world of physics and cosmology on its head by showing that forces like time and gravity are variable, not constant. The implications of these discoveries let to the creation of entirely new sciences. There is much to learn here. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): scientists (70)

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Use this site as a research tool into the life and mind of Albert Einstein. Use the links and information as an anticipatory set for a unit on gravity, energy, light, and other topics available at this site. Don't forget to use your interactive whiteboard or projector so all students can see and participate.
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Interactive Math and Physics

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This is another of the many sites offering Java-based illustrations of mathematical and physical principles. Since these sites typically offer only a handful of simulations, you may...more
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This is another of the many sites offering Java-based illustrations of mathematical and physical principles. Since these sites typically offer only a handful of simulations, you may need to search through several to find the exact simulation for which you're searching. Math and physics teachers like these because they offer students a chance to test various values and see how functions and principles behave.

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How GPS Works - Trimble

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Written for adults, this introduction to GPS from Trimble (a GPS manufacturer) explains GPS in more detail than many grownups can swallow. The animations will interest students, and...more
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Written for adults, this introduction to GPS from Trimble (a GPS manufacturer) explains GPS in more detail than many grownups can swallow. The animations will interest students, and physics teachers will no doubt find ways to translate the information in ways their students can grasp. The explanation itself is a great "problem solving" example.

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BBC Robot World - BBC

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The BBC Science page on robots offers still another approach to the topic, along with its own collection of robotics kits and materials. We're unsure how accessible these might be ...more
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The BBC Science page on robots offers still another approach to the topic, along with its own collection of robotics kits and materials. We're unsure how accessible these might be in the US; perhaps our UK users will let us know more. There's plenty to learn here, nonetheless.

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Robotics Education Project - NASA

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NASA's page on its robotics education activities offers links to ongoing, real-time projects, robotics news updates, and listings of robotics activities and competitions. Robotics is...more
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NASA's page on its robotics education activities offers links to ongoing, real-time projects, robotics news updates, and listings of robotics activities and competitions. Robotics is becoming hugely popular in many schools, so the pool of resources gets deeper daily. Jump into this one!

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Capsule Pipelines

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Try this site, which introduces the concept of moving people or freight in capsules, on the inventors in your classroom. Could this concept work? What might it cost, and how ...more
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Try this site, which introduces the concept of moving people or freight in capsules, on the inventors in your classroom. Could this concept work? What might it cost, and how would it work. What principles of physics would come into play? Interesting possibilities abound

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Funderstanding Roller Coaster

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Here's one worth waiting for! This interactive roller coaster page uses a java applet that lets students adjust the layout of a roller coaster, as well as the forces for ...more
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Here's one worth waiting for! This interactive roller coaster page uses a java applet that lets students adjust the layout of a roller coaster, as well as the forces for gravity, friction, etc. to see how the roller coaster behaves under different circumstances. The measurements are all relative, of course, but the interrelationships are all there, and students can readily draw conclusions about how all these forces are interrelated. Truly neat.

tag(s): friction (13), gravity (49)

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In a computer lab, have students create their own roller coasters at the end of a physics term. The site requires knowledge of acceleration, motion, and the laws of physics and is an excellent way for students to put their new found knowledge to use. For a twist, have students compete in teams to see who can build the scariest, highest, craziest or most creative roller coaster. Or use this site to spur a class discussion as to how physics is used in the real world!
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Cycling Science - The Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium introduces all the scientific and mechanical principles that go into today's bicycle. This is a great site for those studying simple machines, and its content also...more
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The Exploratorium introduces all the scientific and mechanical principles that go into today's bicycle. This is a great site for those studying simple machines, and its content also goes well into other mechanical topics. The video clips are nice, but in no way essential to the presentation.

tag(s): machines (30), simple machines (38), transportation (41)

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