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The Particle Adventure

An interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors.

PhysLink

A comprehensive physics & astronomy online education, research & reference web site, where you can find the latest news, handy reference tables, other links and more.

physics.org

A searchable collection of physics sites from around the web.

The Big Bang | NASA

Information from NASA on the Big Bang, with links to recent discoveries.

Physics at CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research has information about dark matter, cosmic rays and other things that make up our universe.

Windows to the Universe | The history of the Universe

Read an overview of the history of the Universe, and link to videos. The website aims to provide a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets.

Physics Websites recommended by Macquarie Univeristy

  • Physics World
    Read online the latest news from the member magazine of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • The Particle Adventure  
    An interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors.
  • The Official String Theory Web site
    Patricia Schwarz, PhD, runs this diverse site with explanations, history, links, bookstore, discussion forum, and more.
  • PhysLink.com
    A comprehensive physics & astronomy online education, research & reference web site, where you can find the latest news, handy reference tables, other links and more.
  • physics.org
    Browse or search a database of over 4,000 physics sites, handpicked by 'The Physics in Society' team at the Institute of Physics.

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Top Ten Science Channels for Physics

  1. Theory of Everything: What is Matter? (2:18)

    Henry Reich of MinutePhysics utilizes quirky illustrations and the occasional field trip to explain real-world physics like: how does an airplane stay in the air? Or, why is the sky blue instead of purple? In this video, he addresses one of the core concepts of physics: matter. 

  2. Crazy Pool Vortex (4:02)

    Dianna Cowern, a.k.a. "Physics Girl," is known for her enthusiastic hands-on demonstrations of cool physics phenomena that can be easily adapted to a middle or high school classroom. In this video, she shows you how to make a half vortex in an ordinary swimming pool.

  3. How to Build a Rocket (5:01)

    These two elementary school brothers, Aiden and Jared ofWhizKidScience, love doing science experiments at home and filming the results to share with other kids. In this unboxing video they show viewers how to use a build-a-rocket kit from Bill Nye the Science Guy

  4. The Backwards Brain Bicycle (7:57)

    In this video, Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day demonstrates momentum and brain plasticity by learning how to ride a specially-built bicycle with backwards controls. It turns out that the phrase "it's as easy as riding a bike" might be more misleading than you thought.

  5. The Mysterious and Powerful Force of Gravity (3:54)

    In this excerpt from the Science Channel, scientists explain how gravity is a force so powerful that it can alter the fabric of space and even the path of light waves! Their channel features many high-stakes physics stunts, such as this video, showing world's fastest wheelie on ice.

  6. Indie Lab - Why Blowing Across Bottles Makes Music (10:54)

    Doc Schuster is a teacher at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis, and on YouTube he offers a look into his entire AP physics course. His channel is a great window into how one teacher does physics, and might give you some ideas for your own classroom. 

  7. Homemade Projector (1:25)

    Steve Spangler is an educator and TV personality with several YouTube channels. Sick Science! demonstrates Spangler's various for-sale experiment kits, and it's a great place to get ideas for fun projects to try on your own. His other channels, like The Spangler Effect, are great for in-class use. 

  8. Science Xplained: The Titanic's Metal Mysteries (5:27)

    Watch as Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, science evangelist and Edutopia blogger, explains how the Titanic sank. It turns out, it wasn't just the iceberg's fault. Ramirez has an entire series of Science Xplained videos, as well as a chemistry series called Material Marvels.  

  9. Casimir Effect & Black Holes (5:27)

    The instructors at the University of Nottingham like to discuss and debunk common physics misconceptions through their channel Sixty Symbols. This video explains some of the more complicated mechanics of everyone's favorite space theory -- black holes. 

  10. 5 Fun Physics Phenomena (5:27)

    Looking for some simple and fun ways to demonstrate physics in the classroom? Derek Muller of Veritasium has you covered! 

Elastic and Gravitational Potential Energy converted to Kinetic energy, as shown in this classic Roadrunner episode.

Too often we think of air as empty space — but compared to a vacuum, air is actually pretty heavy. So, just how heavy is it? And if it's so heavy, why doesn't it crush us? Dan Quinn describes the fundamentals of air pressure and explains how it affects ou

How Gravity Makes Things Fall

Gamification

eResources

Physics World

Read online the latest news from the member magazine of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

The Particle Adventure  

An interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors.

The Official String Theory Web site

Patricia Schwarz, PhD, runs this diverse site with explanations, history, links, bookstore, discussion forum, and more.

PhysLink.com

A comprehensive physics & astronomy online education, research & reference web site, where you can find the latest news, handy reference tables, other links and more.

physics.org

Browse or search a database of over 4,000 physics sites, handpicked by 'The Physics in Society' team at the Institute of Physics.

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