Physics Resources

Astrophysics Science Project: Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE) offers lessons for learning about the atmosphere, force, gas particles, cosmic rays, kinetic energy, lunar phases, machines, momentum, the night sky, refraction demos (prisms and…  (National Science Foundation)
The Physics Front provides selected resources for teachers of high school physics. Hundreds of lessons, labs, and activities can be found in four categories: conceptual physics, algebra-based physics…  (National Science Foundation)

Physical Sciences Resource Center offers hundreds of annotated lessons, simulations, and resources for teaching topics in the physical sciences, including astronomy, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism…  (National Science Foundation)

The Elegant Universe: It’s String Theory is a 3-hour miniseries exploring one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: the “theory of everything.” String theory proposes that the fundamental ingredients of nature are…  (WGBH Educational Foundation, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Physics to Go is a collection of reviewed resources for teaching and learning about astronomy, electricity and magnetism, fluids, light, modern physics, motion and energy, quantum physics, and waves…  (American Physical Society, supported by National Science Foundation)

NSTA: Teaching Objects provides web-based science learning activities for teachers. Activities include simulations, questions, and students’ common misconceptions (with practical ideas for addressing them)…  (Multiple Agencies)
Matter provides video lesson, video clips, and interactive resources for learning about air, atoms, atomic basis of the properties of matter, atomic nucleus, chemical change, chemical…  (Teachers’ Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Motions and Forces provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about electricity and magnetism, forces between objects, gravity, objects in motion, tension and compression, and velocity…  (Teachers’ Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)

Searching for the Building Blocks of Matter looks at Fermilab’s search for the smallest building blocks of matter. It also describes the accelerator and detectors needed for the discovery of these building blocks (quarks…  (Multiple Agencies)
Windows to the Universe explores the Earth, planets of our solar system, and the universe. It includes images, animations, and data sets, and information about books, movies, scientists, and myths…  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Origins lets us look over the shoulders of scientists and glimpse the often-unseen moments of investigation. Take “virtual field trips” to eight observatories — Arecibo, where…  (National Science Foundation)
CERN, the World’s Largest Particle Accelerator features scientists and machines that explore the universe’s tiniest particles. Follow a proton through the accelerator. Meet scientists at CERN. Hear why…  (National Science Foundation)

Project Links provides 7 web-based modules for teaching advanced math methods, probability and statistics, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear systems, and calculus…  (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, supported by National Science Foundation)
National Science Digital Library provides access to resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. From video clips teaching cell division to simulations demonstrating plate…  (National Science Foundation)

The Particle Adventure introduces, through an interactive adventure tour, the theory of fundamental particles and forces. It also looks at why physicists want to go beyond the Standard Model theory. In…  (Multiple Agencies)

From Stargazers to Starships is a self-contained book-on-the-web course on basic astronomy, Newtonian mechanics, the sun (and associated physics), and spaceflight and spacecraft…  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Citizen Kurchatov: Stalin’s Bombmaker tells the story of a complex, world-class physicist who became the driving force the Soviet Union’s race to develop the atomic and hydrogen bomb…  (Oregon Public Broadcasting, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
A Science Odyssey highlights some the most spectacular discoveries in science and technology during the 20th century. The site includes an Educator’s Guide with activities, discussion questions, and…  (WGBH, supported by National Science Foundation)
Decades of Discovery describes 100 important discoveries in energy sciences, nuclear and plasma physics, advanced computing research, and biological and environmental research. Topics include the world’s…  (Department of Energy)