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Physics Central - American Physical Society

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This site is proof that science and scientists can really be interesting. Physics Central offers an engaging combination of profiles, "Physics in Action" articles, and online demonstrations...more
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This site is proof that science and scientists can really be interesting. Physics Central offers an engaging combination of profiles, "Physics in Action" articles, and online demonstrations that make physics both interesting and approachable. "Explore the Science" to learn about cutting edge Physics. Use "Experiment" to find great experiments to do at home or in extracurricular groups and even "Physic Buzz." While not written specifically for students, there is much here that science teachers will find useful. Don't miss the Activity Books in "Ask and Experiment" or the comic books entitled "Spectra" at the bottom of the main page!

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Be sure to place a link to this free resource on your teacher page. Use this resource when discussing Physics in the news. Add excitement to your lessons with various demonstrations or bits of information about real Physics studies and cutting edge science. Use the Spectra comic books as a pre-reading assignment for Middle School classes. Ask students to annotate the comic noting questions they have and highlighting important facts using Hypotheis, reviewed here. Compare student notes from the comics before beginning the lesson for the day. Enhance student learning by encouraging students to create comics about other Physics concepts as part of a team effort or an extra credit opportunity. Comics can be drawn conventionally or created using online tools. First, students create a rough draft of their comic using Printable Comic Strip Templates, reviewed here. Then, students can create and share their comics online using a tool like Make Beliefs Comix, reviewed here.

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