Links

Home Experiments

Boundless Brilliance

Science Bob

Physics Girl — Youtube

Science Fair Tips

Astronomy

Mars Mission Page This is NASA’s home page to the various missions to Mars. There are lots of pictures and links to Mars science pages, as well as a history of Mars exploration and plans for future NASA projects.

Photos from Hubble This NASA page has pictures taken by the Hubble space telescope.

Messier Catalog Charles Messier was a French astronomer of the 18th century. He compiled the catalog of nebulae, galaxies, and clusters of stars that can be found on the web page. The pictures are beautiful and there is a short description of the catalog. There is a detailed description for each picture.

Matter

All about atoms This web page teaches you about “atoms,” the tiny particles that make up all matter.

Elements Loads of information about the periodic table and every single element known to exist, plus lots more on applications to science and technology.

General Physics

Physics 4 kids This web page explores basic physics in all subjects, starting with motion and going through thermodynamics, light, modern physics, and electricity.

Motion at Home “Monsters, Motion, and Mechanics” is a web page about special effects and physics.

Special Topics

Optics for kids A web page about light and optics designed for kids.

Ear Guitar The Exploratorium shows you how to build an ear guitar. It also comes with an explanation of how the whole thing works.

Physics of skateboarding At times, skateboarders appear to defy the laws of physics. As this web page explains, this is not so. Learn how skateboarders pull of those ollies and frontside 180s.

Soap bubbles It turns out that the physics of soap is very interesting. This web page includes a basic explanation of soap and recipes for great bubbles.

Chaos (suggested for high school students) A description of “Chaos” from the Exploratorium. Includes information about their exhibits as well as a glossary of terms and information about chaos and complexity.

Science Museums

MOXI Museum Santa Barbara

The Exploratorium in San Francisco

The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Arizona Science Center in Phoenix

Explorit Science Center in Davis, CA

Television Shows

Radio Science Show

ABC’s cool science link Australian Broadcasting Channel

The Discovery Channel

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Physics Education Research

Universities

Arizona State University Download the Force Concept Inventory and the Mechanics Baseline Test.

Harvard University Education page for the Mazur Group

University of Maryland Home page for the Physics Education Research Group.

University of Minnesota

University of Montana Home page of the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research Team.

University of Nebraska — Lincoln

North Carolina State University

Ohio State University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

University of Washington

Projects

The Modeling Workshop Project -David Hestenes, et. al., Arizona State U 

The CPU Project – Fred Goldberg, et.al., CSMRE ANDES: An intelligent tutoring system for physics 

ANDES: An intelligent tutoring system for physics 

Physics Courseware Evaluation Project 

Project PhysLab

C3P – Comprehensive Conceptual Curriculum for Physics 

Contemporary Physics Education Project 

Computational Science Education Project 

Remote Access Astronomy Project

Center for Polymer Studies