Physics websites

BBC – GCSE Bitesize revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/physics

BBC Scotland Standard Physics (GCSE) revision website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/standard/physics

BBC Scotland Higher Geography (A-level) revision website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/higher/physics

Revision website for GCSE physics: www.gcsescience.com

Edexcel course with units on Mechanics, Radioactivity, Electricity, Thermal Physics, Topics, Waves and our Universe, Fields and Forces and Synthesis http://www.asa2physics.co.uk/pages/index.html

Revision materials for GCSE and A-levels, including hints and tips for passing exams http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

This site allows you to do experiments (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations

Times Educational Supplement. Check out the teacher forums too – free sign-up: www.tes.co.uk/resourcehub.aspx?navcode=70

Fear of Physics: http://www.fearofphysics.com/index1.html For example, animated swinging pendulums: http://www.fearofphysics.com/Pendulums/pendhl.html

Simulation library: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com:8100/legacy/college/halliday/0471320005/simulations6e/

Materialworlds. Download and run simulations, e.g. laws of motion, structures, solar system, kinetic gas theory. Allows you to play and experiment with the material world: http://www.materialworlds.com/sims/SolarSystem/index.html

Computer simulations in physics. Contains free physics simulations: http://panoramix.ift.uni.wroc.pl/~maq/eng/index.php

Java Applets on Physics: http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/ For example, the Doppler Effect animated: http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/dopplereff.htm

Physics Virtual Laboratory. An Intuitively easy-to-use collection of more than 105 interactive Physics simulation modules that allow the user to simulate and visualize Physics experiments. Useful from High School to University. http://www.itlocation.com/en/software/prd58387,,.htm

U.C. Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations. University of California physics demonstrations for university undergraduates: http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/physics/index.html

The European Space Agency has various movies for kids about the Solar System: http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMF8WVLWFE_OurUniverse_0.html

NASA in the USA: http://www.nasa.gov/

Powerpoint presentations for all subjects: http://www.pppst.com/

Create and share materials and resources for your subject: http://www.quia.com/

Free science and video lectures online: http://freescienceonline.blogspot.com/2006/07/even-more-physics-videos-and-video.html

Navigate your way around this site to find and use documentaries about your subject, transcripts are provided as well as class worksheets to go with them at Teacher Resources: http://www.pbs.org/teachers

This site has revision materials for preparing 16 year olds for GCSE exam subjects: http://www.projectgcse.co.uk

For physics applets showing waves, acoustics, etc: http://www.falstad.com/

Phun is a typically Swedish invention - functional, free, educational but fun at the same time. If you're studying physics then you should get a lot of enjoyment out of this "game": http://phun.en.softonic.com/

This site has fascinating talks by remarkable people: http://www.ted.com

Super site for science animations, lesson starters, revision, lesson plans at all levels: http://www.kscience.co.uk/
Physics teaching materials for different levels: http://www.learner.org/
Fantastic website: HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html

Interactive phsics simulation software: http://www.design-simulation.com/IP/download.php

Designed to stimulate the imagination about science and technology. Provides science resources for primary and secondary school students and their teachers: http://www.planet-science.com/

MIT opencourseware for physics in High Schools: http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/

Example MIT lecture on Classical Mechanics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZGbtK2KBoY&feature=relmfu

PhET Interactive Simulations for all levels of science from Primary to University level: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new

Rubrics for science teachers: http://www.rubrician.com/

Childern's University of Manchester: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/

Science website: http://www.skoool.co.uk/

yTeach is an elearning superstore where you can find, buy and use high-quality teaching and learning resources for physics:

http://yteach.com/

Brightstorm Science is great teachers explaining concepts and sample problems on video: http://brightstorm.com/science/

Great website for making tests for your learners and it keeps records of the marks online, times the test and provides feedback: http://www.thatquiz.org/

Excellent maths and science website which is available in all European languages: http://www.scienceinschool.org

Fantastic website for learners to explore the universe using CERN (and it is in several languages): http://www.cernland.net/

Great website for learners to use: http://www.brainpop.co.uk/

Physics materials to use or adapt for your classes: http://www.collaborativelearning.org/sciencephysicsonline.html

This website has very clear and simple science videos for the first years of secondary school: http://www.makemegenius.com/

Do a free course yourself on an introduction to physics for major students: https://www.coursera.org/course/physics1

This website has resources of lesson plans, interactive materials and to major CERN experiments: http://portal.discoverthecosmos.eu/

The most beautiful experiment: quantum theory, perception, reality and the effect of the observer: http://theobservereffect.wordpress.com/the-most-beautiful-experiment/

Here you can read, watch and test yourself on physics: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

Here is a wikibook which provides a textbook for A-level physics: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/A-level_Physics_%28Advancing_Physics%29

Feathers and coins dropping in a vacuum: http://video.mit.edu/watch/feather-and-coin-in-a-vacuum-6407/

Educational Java Applets to hlep visualise concepts in physics, engineering and maths: http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html

How nuclear power works: http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power1.htm

A course for learning about physics: https://www.learner.org/courses/physics/

Free website showing 3D view of the sky and planets, stars, etc. also possible to see the sky as it looked 30,000 years ago and how it will look in the future: http://www.stellarium.org/

Spark Notes provides summaries and notes on studying physics: http://www.sparknotes.com/physics/

Educational Videos, Games and Lessons for K-12 learners: http://www.neok12.com/

Free educational videos for learning about physics: http://watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=188

Spongelab has stunning science content with free animations, games, images, and lesson plans: http://www.spongelab.com/index.cfm

The Bozeman science website has videos with clear explanations for physics: http://www.bozemanscience.com/physics/

Twig is a brilliant website that has three minute videos for science - it is not expensive and has some CLIL materials as well: https://www.twig-world.com/




Youtube Physics materials

The infamous double-slit experiment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEzRdZGYNvA

Basic Atomic Structure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP57gEWcisY

Disappearing coin experiment total internal reflection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVN4E8cnejQ

How we get electrical energy from nuclear fission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJiT674ofVI

Electrical energy from nuclear fission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If2AHeBRCk8

Big Bang Theory comedy series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFS1F-3XVtk

BBC Drama "Einstein and Eddington" about the proof of Einstein's Theory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xwGE1oUoSUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvZfx7iwq94

Clear explanation of space-time and the speed of light: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvZfx7iwq94

Part 1 of a BBC documentary series about the history of science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pii_PVrYpOw

Documentary on Quantum Mechanics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv1_YB1IedE

ESA video of Newton's First Law of Motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Wz5P0JdeU

ESA video of Newton's Second Law of Motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzvhuQ5RWJE

ESA video of Newton's Third Law of Motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP0Bb3WXJ_k

Watch lectures byWalter Lewin, e.g. on motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeXIV-wMVUk

Gravity experiement showing coin and feather falling in a vacuum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV-qyDnZx0A

Discoverey Channel science series called "Through the worm hole" narrated by Morgan Freeman about the nature of the universe is made by God or if it is the result of physical and mathematical laws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG4LWFMRYrc&list=PL2RJySlti1JGy3T60gx_xDO2YAe2FlmVN

Professor Walter Lewin physics lectures at MIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz_W6sSoowo&list=PL5D0C531EAA351B24

Nuclear fission explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBdVK4cqiFs

Nuclear fission revision at GCSE level: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qjaDB0Coqs

Fission and fusion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTkojROg-t8

Pressure and Pascal's Principle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK_cG85iOO4

Pressure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UC2P8Ovg_0

Air pressure experiment putting an egg in a bottle:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28TIyWdfxxc

Air pressure experiment inflating a balloon in a bottle by sucking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CXd2h5O8OU

Air pressure experiment breaking a ruler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMmfacVA24

Flemings left-hand rule (for motors): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZtsrgso2A

Documentary on trhe life of Marie Curie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYPB5S0eHDw

Bozeman Science has a great collection of videos with clear explanations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL495D7879B0AB8AB7

Crachcourse in physics: short videos to explain things, starting here with motion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM8ECpBuQYE



Physics songs

A song about quarks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0kXkWXSXRA

The Law of Thermodynamics Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTHiIwxcexI

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjOGNVH3D4Y

Song about waves and sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzU79Egl3-c

Physics song for F = MA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQmYBF_Sd8I

The Large Hadron Rap song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

Phases of the Moon rap song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79M2lSVZiY4

Mr Parr - The Atmosphere Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQPyNY2WIdw

Phases of the moon rap song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRNzepe4wI


Physics online dictionaries

A glossary of physics terms: https://www.learner.org/courses/physics/glossary/

A free physics dictionary: http://www.icoachmath.com/physics/main.html



Films which have some physics/science content

The Theory of Everything (2014, Eddie Redmayne) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUayjO_KgsQ)

Interstellar (2014, Matthew McConaughey) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm8p5rlrSkY)

Gravity (2013, Sandra Bullock) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiTiKOy59o4)

The Story of Science (2010, BBC Documentary series) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHM5iinYQmY)

Wonders of the Solar System (2010, documentary series, Professor Brian Cox) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUfd7RLMScU)

Through the Wormhole (2010, Documentary series, Morgan Freeman) (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoJ2udjytSM)

Einstein and Eddington (2008, BBC drama, David Tennant) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxVUq7IWyB8)

Apollo 13 (1995, Tom Hanks) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEIMC58sZo)


Publisher websites

Nelson Thornes http://www.nelsonthornes.com/aqagcse/

Pearson: http://www.pearsonIS.com/EdexcelIGCSE

Hodder Education: http://www.hoddereducation.com/Home.aspx

Cambridge University Press:http://www.cambridge.org/gb/education/secondary/?site_locale=en_GB


Books

Excellent clear description of science, including physics, biology, chemistry, and geology:"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, ISBN: 9780552997041




If you come across any other useful websites that you think could be added here, just email me at grahamworkman@aol.com