Browsing Posts tagged physics

If you want to learn about rockets, who better to turn to than NASA?

BY REBECCAH HAINES I have never been a big fan of physics.  I’m more of a biology gal.  However, if I did like physics, or if I were required by law to teach it (which of course, I am), I would definitely check out this website: Physics Central. I have to admit, despite my lack […]

OE-CAKE physics simulator is a sandbox-style physics program that allows you to see how different physics elements will interact with each other.

BY REBECCAH HAINES Now this is what I like in a website name – straightforward, telling you like it is.  There is no doubt as to what you’ll find at That’s right, you’ll find websites to help your students learn science. Essentially, is a nicely categorized clearinghouse of interactive science websites.  The first […]

BY BILL FERRIS Ever wondered about the physics behind the slapshot? I haven’t. But after looking at Science of the Olympic Winter Games from NBC Sports and the National Science Foundation, I at least feel guilty about it.

BY BILL FERRIS In this week’s by-the-numbers edition, read about the things you need to know before going 1:1, find the best free web-design tutorials, and read the heartwarming story about how the 112th element finally became a real boy got a name. More after the jump.

For this month’s random roundup, we’ve selected the Library of Congress, our nation’s storehouse of pretty much everything worth knowing. As you’d expect, a lot of great resources for teachers have been derived from the Library. See your tax dollars at work.

BY BILL FERRIS “Back in my day we didn’t have those fancy calculators,” my dad used to say. “We had to use slide rules.” Which was his way of telling me he wouldn’t be much help with my math homework. Sure, your math students are probably addicted to their TI-85s, smart phone apps, or online […]

Perform searches of computational knowledge BY JASON DON FORSYTHE WolframAlpha is an ambitious knowledge repository that functions similar to a web browser. It’s important to note the difference between a knowledge repository and a search engine — this isn’t a competitor to Google. In fact, it functions as a much different application. The concept is […]

Looking for ideas or resources for your class? MIT Open CourseWare is there to help.  Yes, the same MIT that everyone hopes their engineering-focused little one gets into has created a free and open resource for anyone in the world to use.  It’s not just math and science courses either; MIT has published complete course […]