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View Resource Minds-on Physics: Materials for Developing Concept-based Problem-solving Skills in Physics

This website describes the contents of Minds on Physics, an integrated curriculum material for high school physics developed by the Physics Education Research Group (PERG) with the University of Massachusetts and high school teachers. The website includes free sample activities on the topics of motion, interactions, conservation laws & concept-based problem solving, fundamental forces & fields...

View Resource Connecting Research in Physics Education with Teacher Education

This book from the International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE) makes available the results of research in physics education to physics educators working with pre- or in-service physics teachers. Three editions are avaiable, in English, French, and Spanish.

View Resource Structures around the World

This set of hands-on activities from the Exploratorium addresses the physics and engineering of structures such as bridges and cantilevers. The site contains a photo gallery and multiple activities to demonstrate the concepts of building out, building to scale, and building bridges. Each activity includes time and preparation guidelines, a materials list, and teacher tips. The site is geared...

View Resource Principles of Charged Particle Acceleration

This learning resources comprise a healthy introduction to charged particle acceleration. The site, by Stanley Humphries, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at University of New Mexico, amounts to an online textbook (.pdf) introducing the theory of charged particle acceleration. The book's fifteen chapters (with bibliography) summarize "the principles underlying all particle...

View Resource Light and Matter

Ben Crowell, a teacher at Fullerton College, provides great, free physics and astronomy educational resources at this website. The Physics link offers three well written, downloadable introductory physics textbooks -- one for life science students, one for scientists and engineers, and one for general education students. Each textbook covers topics in Newtonian physics, conservation laws,...

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