These are physics-related web links for students at Bartlesville High School and the public at large.
Links I Use in Class
One easy way to make conversions is by using Google. In its standard search box, type the quantity you have with its units, then the word in and the units you desire. For example,
The website OnlineConversion.com can also help you make unit conversions.
Night Lecture Applets
Space & Astronomy
Unit 11 Applets
Astronomy Java Applets by Rob Scharein; I use several of these applets in Unit 11: Gravity and the Solar System.
- The NASA Homepage
- NASA - JSC Digital Image Collection
- NASA Quest
- NSSDC Photo Gallery
- Jet Propulsion Lab
Astromeeting has beautiful images of both astronomical and atmospheric objects.
Animated Physics Lessons
HippoCampus offers dozens of online physics lessons with video, animation, interactive problems, and narration.
Several physics teachers have collaborated on APlusPhysics, a collection of web tutorials covering entire physics curricula, video mini-lessons, discussion and homework help forums, educator activities and projects, interactive quizzes, etc.
Bad Movie Physics
Hollywood loves to violate the laws of physics. See how various films defy nature at the Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics site.
How Things Work
Physics Professor Louis Bloomfield of the University of Virginia has a neat website on How Everything Works where he answers submitted questions.
Newton's Laws of Motion: Automobiles
The Auto Insurance Center has a collection of links about Newton's Laws of Motion applied to automobiles.
Saturday Morning Physics
The University of Michigan has held lectures designed for the public on Saturday mornings since 1995. You can view the online videos and download the Powerpoints for many of the lectures, or subscribe to their podcast via iTunes.
- The Particle Adventure is a superb website on the fundamental particles and forces of nature.
- Physics 2000 is a great interactive journey through modern physics.
Physics of Sound Resource Guide
The Physics of Sound Resource Guide has oodles of great links on the physics of sound.
Link courtesy of Ryan, student of Ms. Julie Elan
The Physics of Racing
The Physics of Racing goes into great detail on this subject.
PhysicsWeb has global physics news and info.
Annotated history of perpetual motion
Link courtesy of students of Ms. Arden Doern
Deceiving Art: A Guide to Stereograms
Link courtesy of students of Kelly in Compton, CA
- AP Physics Resources
A vast collection of AP Physics resources from Texas physics teacher Dolores Gende.
- The Physics Classroom
Fantastic resources from the physics teachers at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois.
- Vernier Software and Technology
Homepage of the vendor of the Graphical Analysis and LoggerPro software and the probes used in our physics classes.
- Dr. Clint Sprott of Wisconsin sells videotapes of his Wonders of Physics shows, and has a number of PowerPoint presentations at his website (some of which teachers can find on Mr. Meador's Inquiry Physics CD-ROM). In 2000, Mr. Meador brought Dr. Sprott to the Phillip Petroleum's Green Country Science Teachers Workshop in Bartlesville.
- Physics demonstrations from the University of California at Berkeley.
- PrintFreeGraphPaper.com lets you easily download and print a variety of blank graph papers in Adobe Reader format.
- Interactive Physics computer simulator.
- Martindale's 'The Reference Desk'.