Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Physics Classroom - Tutorials and Animations

The Physics Classroom is a great resource for high school Physics teachers and high school Physics students. The Physics Classroom was developed by Tom Henderson, a high school physics teacher since 1989. The Physics Classroom offers detailed tutorials on thirteen different physics topics including waves, static electricity, Newton's laws, and vectors. In addition to the written tutorials, The Physics Classroom also offers more than 50 animations and 6 videos demonstrating physics concepts.

Applications for Education
The Physics Classroom could be a very good resource for high school physics teachers and their students. The animations in particular could be very helpful to students that learn concepts better when they can see those concepts in action.

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