Physics websites

BBC – GCSE Bitesize revision:

BBC Scotland Standard Physics (GCSE) revision website:

BBC Scotland Higher Geography (A-level) revision website:

Revision website for GCSE physics:

Edexcel course with units on Mechanics, Radioactivity, Electricity, Thermal Physics, Topics, Waves and our Universe, Fields and Forces and Synthesis

Revision materials for GCSE and A-levels, including hints and tips for passing exams

This site allows you to do experiments (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

Times Educational Supplement. Check out the teacher forums too – free sign-up:

Fear of Physics: For example, animated swinging pendulums:

Simulation library:

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:

Computer simulations in physics. Contains free physics simulations:

Java Applets on Physics: For example, the Doppler Effect animated:

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.,,.htm

U.C. Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations. University of California physics demonstrations for university undergraduates:

The European Space Agency has various movies for kids about the Solar System:

NASA in the USA:

Powerpoint presentations for all subjects:

Create and share materials and resources for your subject:

Free science and video lectures online:

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:

This site has revision materials for preparing 16 year olds for GCSE exam subjects:

For physics applets showing waves, acoustics, etc:

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":

This site has fascinating talks by remarkable people:

Super site for science animations, lesson starters, revision, lesson plans at all levels:
Physics teaching materials for different levels:
Fantastic website: HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation:

Interactive phsics simulation software:

Designed to stimulate the imagination about science and technology. Provides science resources for primary and secondary school students and their teachers:

MIT opencourseware for physics in High Schools:

Example MIT lecture on Classical Mechanics:

PhET Interactive Simulations for all levels of science from Primary to University level:

Rubrics for science teachers:

Childern's University of Manchester:

Science website:

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

Brightstorm Science is great teachers explaining concepts and sample problems on video:

Great website for making tests for your learners and it keeps records of the marks online, times the test and provides feedback:

Excellent maths and science website which is available in all European languages:

Fantastic website for learners to explore the universe using CERN (and it is in several languages):

Great website for learners to use:

Physics materials to use or adapt for your classes:

This website has very clear and simple science videos for the first years of secondary school:

Do a free course yourself on an introduction to physics for major students:

This website has resources of lesson plans, interactive materials and to major CERN experiments:

The most beautiful experiment: quantum theory, perception, reality and the effect of the observer:

Here you can read, watch and test yourself on physics:

Here is a wikibook which provides a textbook for A-level physics:

Feathers and coins dropping in a vacuum:

Educational Java Applets to hlep visualise concepts in physics, engineering and maths:

How nuclear power works:

A course for learning about 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:

Spark Notes provides summaries and notes on studying physics:

Educational Videos, Games and Lessons for K-12 learners:

Free educational videos for learning about physics:

Spongelab has stunning science content with free animations, games, images, and lesson plans:

The Bozeman science website has videos with clear explanations for physics:

Twig is a brilliant website that has three minute videos for science - it is not expensive and has some CLIL materials as well:

Youtube Physics materials

The infamous double-slit experiment:

Basic Atomic Structure:

Disappearing coin experiment total internal reflection:

How we get electrical energy from nuclear fission:

Electrical energy from nuclear fission:

Big Bang Theory comedy series:

BBC Drama "Einstein and Eddington" about the proof of Einstein's Theory:

Clear explanation of space-time and the speed of light:

Part 1 of a BBC documentary series about the history of science:

Documentary on Quantum Mechanics:

ESA video of Newton's First Law of Motion:

ESA video of Newton's Second Law of Motion:

ESA video of Newton's Third Law of Motion:

Watch lectures byWalter Lewin, e.g. on motion:

Gravity experiement showing coin and feather falling in a vacuum:

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:

Professor Walter Lewin physics lectures at MIT:

Nuclear fission explained:

Nuclear fission revision at GCSE level:

Fission and fusion:

Pressure and Pascal's Principle:


Air pressure experiment putting an egg in a bottle:

Air pressure experiment inflating a balloon in a bottle by sucking:

Air pressure experiment breaking a ruler:

Flemings left-hand rule (for motors):

Documentary on trhe life of Marie Curie:

Bozeman Science has a great collection of videos with clear explanations:

Crachcourse in physics: short videos to explain things, starting here with motion:

Physics songs

A song about quarks:

The Law of Thermodynamics Song:

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Song:

Song about waves and sound:

Physics song for F = MA:

The Large Hadron Rap song:

Phases of the Moon rap song:

Mr Parr - The Atmosphere Song:

Phases of the moon rap song:

Physics online dictionaries

A glossary of physics terms:

A free physics dictionary:

Films which have some physics/science content

The Theory of Everything (2014, Eddie Redmayne) (Film trailer:

Interstellar (2014, Matthew McConaughey) (Film trailer:

Gravity (2013, Sandra Bullock) (Film trailer:

The Story of Science (2010, BBC Documentary series) (Film trailer:

Wonders of the Solar System (2010, documentary series, Professor Brian Cox) (Film trailer:

Through the Wormhole (2010, Documentary series, Morgan Freeman) (Trailer:

Einstein and Eddington (2008, BBC drama, David Tennant) (Film trailer:

Apollo 13 (1995, Tom Hanks) (Film trailer:

Publisher websites

Nelson Thornes


Hodder Education:

Cambridge University Press:


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

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