Science - Physics
Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.
Ballistic Trajectory Tutorial
This site lets the student experiment with ballistic trajectories and visualize the flight path, speed, and duration of projectiles fired at different initial angles and velocities.
Fly By a House at Near the Speed of Light
These animations show the effect of relativistic speeds on the appearance of objects for a stationary observer.
Students explore how the motion of a Foucalt pendulum is related to the rotation of the earth.
Frames of Reference: The Basics
If a penny is dropped inside an airliner, should we calculate its motion with respect to the airliner, or with respect to the ground?
How Special Relativity Works
Simple properties behave in very unexpected ways in certain specific "relativistic" situations.
Learn About Position, Velocity, and Acceleration
Simple explanations. Also includes a simulator to compare the motion of two vehicles with changeable starting values.
A collection of physics-related links organized by topic: mechanics, matter, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and more.
Physics OER Textbook
This Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook has been written specifically for students as a reputable source for them to obtain information aligned to the Utah Science Standards.
One-stop source for information on physics and astronomy.
The Physics Classroom Tutorial
The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online textbook/tutorial written for high school physics students.
What Would Happen . . .
. . . if you fired a gun on a train moving as fast as a bullet? A great explanation of motion of one object in two different reference frames.
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