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THE PHYSICS CLASSROOM TUTORIAL

A set of instructional pages written in an easy-to-understand language and complemented by graphics and Check Your Understanding sections. An ideal starting location for those grasping for understanding or searching for answers.

PHYSICS INTERACTIVES

This newest section of our site includes a rapidly growing collection of HTML5 interactive physics applications. Designed for tablets such as the iPad and for Chromebooks, this user-friendly section is filled with skill-building exercises, physics simulations, and game-like challenges.

MULTIMEDIA PHYSICS STUDIOS

A large collection of GIF animations and QuickTime movies designed to demonstrate physics principles in a visual manner. Each animation is accompanied by explanations and links to further information.

SHOCKWAVE PHYSICS STUDIOS

A collection of pages which feature interactive Shockwave files that simulate a physical situation. Users can manipulate a variable and observe the outcome of the change on the physical situation.

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MINDS ON PHYSICS INTERNET MODULES

The Minds On Physics Internet Modules utilize a collection of carefully crafted questions to improve students' conceptions of physics. Interactive Shockwave files have been combined with web-based instructional resources to engage students in an exercise in thinking, reflecting and learning. Students will enjoy using these for practice and teachers can use them as homework assignments.

THE CALCULATOR PAD

With problems, answers and solutions, The Calculator Pad offers the beginning student of physics the opportunity to conquer the most dreaded part of a physics course - physics word problems. Each problem is accompanied by a concealed answer which can be revealed by clicking a button. And each audio-guided solution not only explains how to solve the particular problem, but describes habits which can be adopted for solving any problem.

THE REVIEW SESSION

A collection of pages with questions and answers/explanations which serve as reviews or practice. Each review complements a chapter from The Physics Classroom Tutorial.

PHYSICS HELP

A variety of question-and-answer pages which target specific concepts and skills. Topics range from the graphical analysis of motion and drawing free body diagrams to a discussion of vectors and vector addition.

ACT TEST CENTER

Calling all high school juniors: You've trusted The Physics Classroom to help prepare you for that unit exam in physics. Why not trust us to help prepare you for the biggest test of the year - the ACT test? That's right. Let the TPC help you with the ACT.


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CURRICULUM CORNER

A collection of classroom ready worksheets for use by teachers with their classes. Pages are synchronized to readings from The Physics Classroom Tutorial and to assignments of The Minds On Physics Internet Modules. And now teachers can purchase the Solutions Guide CD containing complete answers, explanations and solutions to all worksheets. This is a section of great usefulness to teachers and of little interest to students.

TEACHER TOOLKITS

Our newest section, the Teacher Toolkits provide teachers with packages of online resources (simulations, movies, animations, demonstration ideas, etc.) that are organized around a topic and a set of learning objectives. These resources, when combined with the numerous resources on our own site, allow teachers to plan high-quality, engaging instruction and to map out a curriculum that is NGSS-based.

QUESTION BANK CD

Writing good tests and quizzes for your physics class just got a whole lot easier! With The Physics Classroom's Question Bank CD, physics teachers can quickly put together multiple choice and free-response quizzes and tests that target concepts discussed at The Physics Classroom website. The Question Bank is available for purchase as a CD resource. Use of the CD requires the Microsoft Word application.

THE SCIENCE REASONING CENTER

The Science Reasoning Center includes teacher-friendly and classroom-ready resources for culturing your students' science reasoning skills. A resource CD is also offered to assist you in your efforts to develop a plan that both improves and assesses your students' abilities to interpret data, analyze experiments, and evaluate models and theories.

THE LABORATORY

While you explore the approximately 150 labs here at The Laboratory, you will likely generate some questions about how they are used and how you can use them. This page, and the pages it links to, are hoped to provide some answers to those questions.

THE PHOTO GALLERY

The Photo Gallery provides teachers a toolbox of physics-relevant photos from the wealth of photos on Flickr. The Photo Gallery offers teachers three things: access to photos, organized by topic; a collection of nearly 30 galleries; and an invitation to join this exciting project of capturing and sharing physics phenomenon with a camera. Of course, students are welcome to participate as well.


 




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