This page provides links for resources on teaching physics as follows:
Links to PER resources.
Links to lessons, activities, labs, physics clip art, online videos and/or multimedia lessons.
Links to online lecture courses with notes and solved problems from colleges and high schools.
PHYSICS LECTURE COURSES:
A free and open educational resource (OER) for AP Physics educators.
Interactive lessons with notes, solved exercises, homework problems and labs. Includes AP Physics B and AP Physics C courses.
ComPADRE is a network of Physics and Astronomy education resource collections for communities of students, faculty, and the public.
The AP Physics Web Guide includes links to lecture notes for every single topic of the AP Physics (B and C) curriculum.
Lecture notes for undergraduate algebra/trig level physics course.
Each topic includes sample problems.
Lecture notes for calculus level physics courses. Every topic includes sample problems.
Physics resources for students and teachers: includes background information with examples of applications of physics, problems and experiments. A CD is available for purchase.
A collection of over 200 single concept lessons. These lessons may be freely copied and used in a classroom.
University of Winnipeg
All topics covered in the AP Physics B curriculum. These lectures
are very theoretical with very few problems.
Bryan Clintberg's Note-A-Rific.
Short and clear explanations with neat diagrams and step-by-step problem solution.
Catharine Colwell from Mainland High School
Good reviews with background material and examples for all topics
of AP Physics B.
Very comprehensive website with concept mapping including notes
on all physics topics, illustrations and example problems.
Great mini-notes on each unit of the AP Physics B curriculum. Good graphics and illustrations. Does not include sample problems.
Giancoli's Chapters 1-12 in pdf format.
Electricity and Magnetism slides.
Hewitt's Conceptual Physics lectures by Joseph F. Alward
Neat, straightforward review notes at a college prep level for every topic in AP Physics B.
From the famous book: 'How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life' by Louis Bloomfield. All lectures are in pdf format.
Web resources including links to tutorials, applications of concepts
and interactive websites. Still under construction.
PER PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH
From ComPADRE: Resources for physics education research.
Excellent downloadable kits with Multiple Representations, Design Experiments, Video Problems and other tasks.
Links for instructional strategies for introductory physics courses based on research into teaching and learning.
Investigative Science Learning Environment provides tools for teachers in a constructive environment.
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University
This website helps you implement innovative teaching ideas, such as Peer Instruction and Just-in-Time-Teaching, and to monitor your students' learning.
University of Massachusetts Amherst: Formative assessment resources: multiple choice questions searchable by topic and level (middle school to graduate).
Arizona State University: modeling in high school physics.
Action Research, Resources, Equipment
Detailed ideas and resources for teaching high school physics.
Physics Applets resource page.
Open Source Physics Resources, Physlets® , and other Science Applets
Electricity and Magnetism tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research
The problems can be sorted by subject and they are stored as PDF files.
Compilation of conceptual physics questions written by Paul Hewitt.
University of Minnesota problem solving resources.
Real-world problem index downloadable in pdf.
University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group
Linking concepts to problem-solving
Project resources at Dickinson College.
PHYSICS INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES
AP Physics sharing site (wiki) managed by Paul Lulai and Bill Taylor. Contains hundreds of excellent resources including labs, demos, class notes, power points, problems, etc. Free downloads!
From the Annenberg Media. These videos are viewable free of charge through Windows Media Player.
UNSW in Australia: Excellent mechanics individual video clips and animations.
Use your knowledge of physics to put these videos to the test!
Great collection by Frank Noschese
This page rates movies on the basis of how they handle physics concepts. It explains the selected scenes in detail.
Small collection of videos
Wisebridge Learning Systems
Free downloadable illustrations for all areas of Physics.
Free resources from the Physics Instructional Resource
Association (PIRA). Just copy & paste.
Free downloadable software to create circuit diagrams, flow charts.
Easy access to a great compilation of equations and constants.
Downloadable graph paper in several versions.
Another great site to find quality downloadable graph paper.
Create bar, pie and line graphs online and then print them or
save them as jpg files or copy them to a Power Point.