Physical Science Weblinks

[C1 The Nature of Science] [C2 Physical Science Methods] [C3 Exploring Motion & Energy] [4 Acceleration] [C5 Energy] [C6 Using Thermal Energy] [C7 Machines - Making Work Easier] [8.1-8.3 Solids, Liquids, & Gases] [C9 Classification of Matter] [C10 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table] [C11 Chemical Bonds] [C12 Elements and Their Properties] [C18 Waves, Light & Sound] [C19 Light] [C21 Electricity] [C22 Magnetism & It's Uses] [C24 Radioactivity & Nuclear Reactions] [C25 Energy Sources]

General Information:

http://www.sciencegems.com Frank Potter's Science Gems: Tons of good stuff

http://psrc.aapt.org/
Physical Science Resource Center

http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/physical.html
Hotlist of links/sites for Physical Science

http://www.school-for-champions.com/science.htm
Suceed in Physical Science, links in Physics & Chemistry

http://www.science-house.org/middleschool/
Resource Center

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/physci.html
Lesson plans & activities

http://howstuffworks.com

http://www.nasa.gov

http://chemistry.about.com

Prentice Hall's Electricity and Magnetism Simulations & Links http://www.phschool.com/science/cpsurf

Reach Out Michigan http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/subject.html

Physics labs: http://cougar.slvhs.slv.k12.ca.us/~pboomer/labsphys/physicslabs.html

http://scienceteacherprogram.org

C1 The Nature of Science

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/1410/lab-P-contents.html

C2 Physical Science Methods

C3 Exploring Motion & Energy

This website has good info and videos of crash tests for chapter 3-3. http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/kids/research/crashtest/

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/1410/lab-P-contents.html

Motion, Energy, and Simple Machines - Motion of Objects  (IV.3.HS.1)
This site gives you many small labs to do in the classroom with your students that compare the variations in the amount and direction of force applied and the motion that results through Newton's three laws.

C4 Acceleration

This is a good multimedia/applet/game for section 4-3. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/projectileOrbit/projectileOrbit.html

Chapter 4, 5 Applets, games, and information documents Newton's laws, freefall, energy, momentum, gravity, projectile motion http://jersey.uoregon.edu/vlab

Chapter 4, 5 Applets & games http://www.phschool.com/science/cpsurf/mechanics/1simu.html

Motion, Energy, and Simple Machines - Motion of Objects  (IV.3.HS.1)
This site gives you many small labs to do in the classroom with your students that compare the variations in the amount and direction of force applied and the motion that results through Newton's three laws.

C5 Energy

Energy Transformations on a Roller Coaster - Motion of Objects (IV.3.HS.2)
Contains a nice animation of a roller coaster along with graphics showing PE, KE and Total Mechanical Energy. A textual discussion is included which is aimed primarily at physics students, but most will understand the underlying concepts.

C6 Using Thermal Energy

Conduction, Convection, and Radiation http://www.solardome.com/SolarDome81.html

C7 Machines - Making Work Easier

Explore and identify over 50 different Simple Machines, from the super simple to the hideously hard! http://www.edheads.com


Inventors Tool Book: The Elements of Machines - Motion of Objects (IV.3.HS.1)
A description of 6 simple machines and where they are used and also other elements of machines; there is a link at the bottom of the page to a site where students try and figure out which simple machines are used in common devices.

Inventors Tool Box: Gadget Anatomy Quiz - Motion of Objects (IV.3.HS.1)
A quiz using common devices (3) and students guess which simple machines are used in them. Students can check their answers.

Inventors Tool Box: Sketching Gadget Anatomy - Motion of Objects (IV.3.HS.1)
A detailed activity to help students to analyze common devices to see what simple machines they contain by sketching along with real world connections at the end.

Motion, Energy, and Simple Machines - Motion of Objects  (IV.3.HS.1)
This site gives you many small labs to do in the classroom with your students that compare the variations in the amount and direction of force applied and the motion that results through Newton's three laws.

applets http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/applets.htm

8.1-8.3 Solids, Liquids, & Gases

states of matter labs http://www.iit.edu/~smile/

C9 Classification of Matter (9-2 is optional)

physical & chemical changes labs http://www.iit.edu/~smile/

C10 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

This site describes the structure of an atom and identifies properties of common families of elements found on the periodic table. http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~acarpi/NSC/3-atoms.htm

Funbrain.com - Matter and Energy (IV.1.HS.2)
A game for students to identify symbols for a given lesser known element.

Periodic Poster Project - Matter and Energy (IV.1.HS.2)
This site is very student interactive with sites to research basic information on the periodic table, similarities, differences, and additional information.  There are teacher worksheets to go along with this activity which can be adjusted to meet the needs of the class

Chem4kids - Elements - Matter and Energy (IV.1.HS.2&3)
A discussion of the periodic table with a hyperlink to the periodic table section that discusses what the "rows" or periods and "columns" or groups are. The first three rows of the periodic table, on this page, can be clicked on to find out more information about the element.

Interactive Periodic Table http://ChemicalElements.com

C11 Chemical Bonds

This is a  very student interactive that allows the student to select a room, see the most common products found in that area.  Each product can be selected to find out detailed information. http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/seahome/housewaste/house/house.htm

C12 Elements and Their Properties

WebElements http://www.webelements.com/

Periodic Table of Elements with Individual Properties http://www.chemtopics.com/elements.htm

C16 Chemical Reactions

Chemical Bonding Information - Changes in Matter  (IV.2.HS.1) New
This is an informative site that explains chemical bonding with some great graphics for better understanding.

Tutorial on Balancing Equations - Changes in Matter (IV.2.HS.1)
Interactive exercises on balancing chemical equations. Very useful.

Sound Waves: What Do They Look Like? - Waves & Vibrations (IV.4.HS.1) New
Good discription of sound and its characteristics with pictures.  Also links at the bottom of the page to the "Science of Sound" and "How We Hear".

C18 Waves, Light & Sound

applets http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/applets.htm

Speed of Light - Waves & Vibrations  (IV.4.HS.3) New
OUTSTANDING - This site gives your students a real understanding about the speed of light including, wavelength changes and units.  The simulation is very helpful for the students.

Prentice Hall's Sound & Light Simulations & Links http://www.phschool.com/science/cpsurf/sound-light/index.html

C19 Light

Color and Color Television - Waves & Vibrations  (IV.4.HS.2) New
OUTSTANDING - This site has great interactive possibilities for the students in mixing colored light.  The table of contents will also get you to a great activity on the comparison between laser light and different light sources and their coresponding frequency and wavelength.

Teacher's Lab - The Science of Light - Waves & Vibrations (IV.4.HS.2)
This site includes basic information about light and color, as well as, interactive activities that are a lot of fun.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum - Waves & Vibrations (IV.4.HS.2)
This web site presents information about our ability to see visible light waves. This site provides general information.

applets http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/applets.htm

Electromagnetic spectrum http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.h
tml

Waves & Sound Interactive Visuals www.physicslessons.com/Demos.htm#DEMOW

C21 Electricity

applets http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/applets.htm

electricity & magnetism labs: http://educ.queensu.ca/~science/main/concept/phys/p01/p01main.htm

Prentice Hall's Electricity and Magnetism Simulations & Linkshttp://www.phschool.com/science/cpsurf/elec-mag/index.html

C22 Magnetism & It's Uses

Build Beakman's Electric Motor - Motion of Objects (IV.3.HS.1) New
See a very easy way for your middle or high school students to build and even take home a motor of their own for little money and easy to find materials.  Many links to similar sites and scroll down to the end for directions to build.  Note: Play with the motor yourself ahead of time, many materials can be adjusted from the suggested materials. (such as… ring magnets instead of rectangular, plastic cup for base instead of wood block, vary wire loop sizes by getting different dowel sizes instead of toilet paper roll, different gauge wire… many opportunities for discovery for students)

applets http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/applets.htm

Prentice Hall's Electricity and Magnetism Simulations & Links http://www.phschool.com/science/cpsurf/elec-mag/index.html

C24 Radioactivity & Nuclear Reactions

Radioactive decay http://www.sciencebyjones.com/radioactivity_labs.htm

applets http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/applets.htm

description, history, and visuals of fusion http://www.fusion.org.uk/focus/

C25 Energy Sources

What are the best energy sources? http://classroom-energy.org/teachers/energy_tour/pg5.html

http://www.re-energy.ca

http://www.eere.energy.gov/education/lesson_plans