Fun! Students can build and launch virtual rockets on NASA's website. Very cool!
Explain 3D has simulations explaining all kinds of machines and more. This is a 3D simulation built upon the "unity" platform, so you can move around the object in 3D. If you are teaching engineering, run a STEM lab, or work with physics, you'll want to check out what they've done on this site.
Just got this note from my friend Jeff Stanzler at U Michigan. This looks very cool and is a website dedicated to flipping physics, algebra, and calculus. Lots of great videos and resources.
The note from Jeff to me about this site and his student:
" I wanted to share the work of a former student of mine named Jon Palmer, a Physics teacher who has done some wonderfully creative work "flipping" his classroom. He's now devoting himself to making videos for free use by Physics teachers everywhere.
Knowing you, I figured you might appreciate his work. Here's an intro video about his vision of the flipped classroom model. Here's a link to his you tube channel, with more goodies."
Physics lesson plans for ages 11+ indexed by age and topic.
The physics game "portal" is free until sept 20. Download now.
Canadian physics teacher Peter Vogel heads to CERN. It is great when a person who shares in social media spaces (@petervogel) and is giving to others is recognized in this way! I think Peter is one to watch and he'll make the most of his opportunity. Stay tuned.
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