Physics

Center for Polymer Studies
An excellent source of science education materials for high school students. http://cps-www.bu.edu

ComPADRE Resources and Services for Physics Education
"ComPADRE is filling a stewardship role within the National Science Digital Library for the educational resources used by broad communities in physics and astronomy. This partnership of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the American Institute of Physics/Society of Physics Students (AIP/SPS), and the American Physical Society (APS) helps teachers and learners find, and use, high quality resources through collections and services tailored to their specific needs". http://www.compadre.org/

A Dictionary of Measures, Units and Conversions
This site provides a summary of most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today (and a few of historical interest), together with the appropriate conversion factors need to change them into a "standard" unit of the SI. http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/

Physical Science Resources Center PSRC
"The Physical Sciences Resource Center is a web-based databank that provides K-20 teachers links to a wide range of teaching and learning resources in the physical sciences. All materials are classified by their grade level, topic, and activity type, and have descriptions outlining their content. Information about authors, publishers, costs, and copyright is also provided". http://www.compadre.org/psrc/index.cfm?

Physics Central
Explains physics in action, pictures, people, videos, and physics comic books. http://www.physicscentral.org/

The Physics Classroom (Tom Henderson, Glenbrook South High School, Illinois)
Provides a interactive resources, practice and review physics as well as teacher tools. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

Physics Classroom Resources (National Science Foundation)
Collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers mostile from the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). http://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/physics.jsp

Rainbow Lab
A detailed yet accessible explanation of the science of rainbows. http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/

Resources for Teaching Physics (Dr. Norman Herr, California State University, Northridge)
Provides links to physics demonstrations, teacher resources, references and more, http://www.csun.edu/science/physics/

Sharemylesson by Teachers for Teachers
Provides physics resources created by teachers including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, puzzles, assements and more for grades 9-12. http://www.sharemylesson.com/high-school-physics-teaching-resources/

Yahoo! Physics Education K-12
List of physics web sites by popularity. http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Physics/Education/K_12/

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