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Physics Links


Stupid Movie Physics:  See examples of silly physics errors in 
movies at this site and when Hollywood gets it right.
http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/

Physics demonstrations from Wake Forest University.  Cool stuff!
http://www.wfu.edu/physics/demolabs/demos/avimov/bychptr/chptr3_energy.htm

Franklin Institute Site on Force and Motion
http://www.fi.edu/msp/force/index.html

Forces in Action from the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/forces_action.shtml

The following links are for simple machines.
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/simple/machines.html

http://www.tooter4kids.com/Simple_Machines/

http://staff.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/%7Emwampole/1-resources/simple-machines

http://juniorengineering.usu.edu/workshops/machines/machines.php

http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm

This link has videos and projects for a variety of topics, not 
just physical science.
http://www.hilaroad.com

Great site for reviewing all topics.  User name and password are 
the same:  darienps
http://www.brainpop.com

United States Department of Energy:  good source for researching 
different types of energy.
http://www.energy.gov

http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=2

Another link for sources of energy research.
http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/index.htm

Energy Story
http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html

Check out the following links for simple pendulum.  Some are 
animated.  The first is really cool.
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/pendulum.htm

http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/pendulum.htm

http://www.calacademy.org/products/pendulum/page1.htm

Physics Education Technology (University of Colorado at Boulder).
Interact physics simulation using the SIMS
http://phet.colorado.edu/index.php

Click this link to do the moving man activity.
http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=The_Moving_Man

Find out about gyroscopes and how they are used in satellites and 
the Hubble telescope among other things.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/search.php?terms=gyroscope

Mythbusters Penny Drop episode.  User name dpsmiddlesex, password 
middlesex.
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=207E49A8-5099-4A1B-9ED5-D955F272A28C&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=DSC

This link will take you to the homework assignment - Chapter 1 
Motion Test Prep.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dHA3UHVoY295TDdCYks2aTNTVXJtYUE6MQ#gid=0

Watch Supercoasters on Nat Geo.  It feels just like being 
launched off on air craft carrier.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/national-geographic-channel/all-videos/av-6668-6877/ngc-supercoasters.html

"Let's Move It: Newton's Laws of Motion" user name is 
dpsmiddlesex, password is middlesex.
http://app.discoveryeducation.com/search?Ntt=Newton+motion+laws

Go here to build an airplane.  Use to complete the Forces of 
Flight worksheet.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal109/htf/activities/forcesofflight/web/index.html

From Discovery Education - brief summary of magnetism.  User name 
is dpsmiddlesex and password is middlesex.
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=6E4A4FFF-3D1E-49CB-8E50-C7F28DB244FB&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=DSC

This link takes you to the Magnetic Storm video transcript.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/3016_magnetic.html

Pendulum Clock - watch the film and use this site to do research 
for the SEYA. I can't make it any easier for you guys.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/clock.htm

The clock video in the middle of the page above no longer works.  
Go here instead.
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/15-how-pendulum-clocks-work-video.htm


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