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AMUSEMENT PARK PHYSICS
Students design their own roller coasters to discover how physics laws affect amusement park ride design

BEAKMAN'S ELECTRIC MOTOR
Directions on how to build a functioning electric motor using inexpensive household materials

BUILD A BRIDGE
Sponsored by NOVAonline, this site requires participants to study bridge structures and determine the strengths and weaknesses of each before playing on interactive game

BUILD IT AND BUST IT
An engineering site in which you will design and test your own structures online and share what you learn with others

DISCOVERY OF THE ELECTRON
Online exhibit of the work of J.J. Thomson who in 1897 conducted experiments which led to the electron's discovery; upper middle school and high school level

EXPLORATORIUM
The museum of science, art and human perception housed in San Francisco with lots of online exhibits and activities here - a must see!

FUSEDWEB
Fun approaches to learn about the fusion of energy for students in upper grades

HOW STUFF WORKS
Includes sections on engines and motors, things found around the house, electronics, computers, food, the human body, and a special "Insider Series"; nice visuals

INTEGRAL INTEGRATOR
Online tool to type in integrals and receive a typeset output; you can choose your own random samples

INVENT AMERICA
"A nonprofit K-8 education program, launched in 1987, that helps children develop creative thinking and problem solving skills through a fun, unique and proven learning tool-- inventing"

INVENTION DIMENSION
MIT based site promoting the spirit of invention, with archives, links, resources and an Inventor of the Week

INVENTORS TOOLBOX
Comprehensive basics of simple machines, links to the "Gadget Anatomy" page so that students can study complex machines

IPPEX
Designed to get kids excited about Physics by offering online applications you can't get on a standalone - great material

LIGHT AND COLOR
From the Franklin Institute, nice overview and pertinent links on sight, color and light

LIGHT DEBATE
UC Berkeley site promoting open discussion on the properties of light - teacher support materials too

MATH MOL
Hypermedia textbook on water, matter and energy, atoms and molecules for grades 3, 4 and 5

MOVING ALONG WITH SIMPLE MACHINES
Thorough online integrated unit presented by the Georgia Department of Education

NASA QUEST AEROSPACE
Home of the Wright Flyer Online covering all aspects of aerodynamics; neat interactive opportunities to learn and ask questions with actual aerospace engineers!

NCBI STRUCTURE GROUP
A Molecular Modeling Database and a Protein Data Bank using a 3D structure viewer and a Vector Alignment Search Tool - technical and worthwhile

NEWTON'S LIGHT CONE
Pics and movie clips help explain Newton and the Mechanical Laws of Motion; good and basic information

PERSPECTIVES ON PLASMA
Examines plasma science for not only scientific purposes but also ways it will effect future everyday life

PHYSICS 2000
An interactive journey through modern physics, including segments on Einstein's Legacy and the Atomic Lab

PHYSICS DEMOS
Plans and instructions for numerous physics activities, includes links to other similar sites

PHYSLINK
Touting itself as the "ultimate physics resource", newspaper format makes it a familiar-looking page which is ideally suited for high school and college students

PLANE MATH
Site with the unique goal of improving access to mathematics and aeronautics curricula materials for 4th-7th graders with physical disabilities

RONALD J. RILEY'S INVENTING FOR KIDS
Recognized by MIT's Invention Dimension, this scientist offers a nice page on becoming an inventor for kids - check it out!

SIMPLE MACHINES
Inquiry Almanack spotlight on the six basic machines and the science behind each; additional nice links

SIMPLE MACHINES
Nice list of links from the Davis, Utah school district's Educational Technology Center

THE SOUNDRY
An exciting, interactive, and educational web site about sound, the Soundry aims to promote enthusiasm and knowledge of sound. Check out the sound lab!

STRING THEORY PHYSICS
Theoretical physics on particles and relativity, presented for the beginner with clear, concise explanations

UNIVERSE OF LIGHT
Studies light behavior, light measurement, amplitudes and waves; from UC Berkeley

WORK IS SIMPLE WITH SIMPLE MACHINES
Simple machines unit with links to online resources to help make this project a success in your classroom

 

 
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