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View Resource Physical Units

This page, authored by Rod Nave at Georgia State University, describes units of measurement, unit conversions, dimensional analysis and basic mechanical quantities. Length, Mass and Time link to separate pages that go into more detail on the physical quantities and their definitions. Also included is a link to a page that does unit conversions for the user.

View Resource Friction

This website from Kathleen Cummings Dominguez at the Illinois Institute of Technology provides a lesson plan on the concepts of friction. It describes a lesson plan which will engage students in active classroom learning.

View Resource Friction - What a Drag

This is a lab designed to teach students to recognize that weight and surface affect friction and not surface area. The experiment uses wood blocks on a variety of surfaces.

View Resource Physclips

It's certainly not impossible to learn about Newton's laws, momentum and other key principles of physics without multimedia learning activities, but it's a bit more fun to have such resources on hand. With funding from The Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Professor Joe Wolfe of The University of New South Wales has created this rather remarkable set of physics teaching resources....

View Resource Your Weight on Other Worlds

Gravity relentlessly pulls us toward Earth's surface. Everything we do requires us to expend energy, and much of that energy goes toward our struggle against gravity. Despite the powerful force that gravity exerts, we take it for granted precisely because of its constancy. This interactive resource allows students to enter their weights and see how much they would weigh on the Moon, the other...

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