Monday, June 4, 2012

Online Reading for Physics....

I used a lot of online info for our physics class this year, so I wanted to pull it all together in one place.  Hopefully, most of these links will be valid for a while and helpful to others!

These are in order by the topics as we covered them throughout the year.  I didn't use online sources for absolutely every topic (electricity or optics, for example), but did use quite a few of them for other topics....


More on Bubbles/Foams:

Simple Machines:

Website to explore simple and then compound machines:

Archimedes’s Screw:'_screw

Compound Machine (Rube Goldberg):

About Rube Goldberg:

Read about / look at examples of Rube Goldberg Machines:

Easy steps for making a Rube Goldberg device:

World record just set by Purdue University engineering dept. for most steps to blow up and pop a balloon (300):


...and on the same topic of bicycles, here's more on wheels and axles, too:

Different types of gears:

...and there's a quiz after they read this page:

And here's a very good page with lots of links to info on gears in general and clocks in particular. It also includes some activities:

Rader's Physics 4 Kids as a good all-round reading site:

Force and Motion:

Potential and Kinetic Energy:

A body (or bodies) in motion tend to stay in motion....
Newtonian Physics:
Mechanical Waves:
Games and info on Einstein:
Flashcards for review of waves:

You can go through them online, too....

More info on waves for review:

These sort of look like a powerpoint presentation in slide form....

Green flashes (light waves):
Two online magnet quizzes:
Info on magnets:
Here's info on building various Lego robots:
Here's another sort of "robot." It's a balloon powered nano-rover:

Here's something to do with those bubbles (a bubble powered rocket):

More info from NASA on robotics:

And here's a site you can use to learn about robotic engineering:

Here's info on artificial intelligence:

Hope at least some of these are helpful!


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