Science - Physics
Students will understand transfer and conservation of energy.
Describe common energy transformations and the effect on availability of energy.
Energy Skate Park
Learn about energy conservation with a skater dude. Build tracks, ramps and jumps for the skater and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as he moves.
How Hydropower Plants Work: Inside the Generator
Animates how electric current is created from kinetic energy.
How Thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) Work
Discusses the transfer of heat energy by conduction, convection, and radiation.
This PBS site about nuclear power provides useful maps, charts, text, and graphics.
A collection of physics-related links organized by topic: mechanics, matter, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and more.
Roller Coaster Sim
With this simulation students will learn about the physics behind roller coasters.
The Virtual Nuclear Tourist
Not only can you tour nuclear power plants around the world, but the site offers and incredible amount of information on nuclear energy.
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