SCIENCE IN THE SOUTH: Session II  10:20 - 11:20 AM

Virtual Simulations: An Alternative to Expensive Physics Equipment

Presenter: Michael Dollins

mldollins@gmail.com

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler
                                                                                                --Albert Einstein

I. Starting Point and Lab Manual - - - www.physicsuniverse.com

 

II. Numerous Virtual Labs - - - www.physicsuniverse.com    then Science Teacher Resources

  

III. Virtual Websites

 

1. ELECTRICITY

            * (circuit board) http://www.article19.com/shockwave/oz.htm

                * (power house) http://www.article19.com/shockwave/ph.htm

                * (energy costs) http://zebu.uoregon.edu/nsf/work.html

 

2. OPTICS

            * http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=48

* http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/optics4/default.html

 

3. MAGNETISM

            * (induced current) http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/lenzlaw/index.html

                * (induced current) http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/faraday2/

 

4.) RADIATION

            * (simple nuclear reactor) http://www.ida.liu.se/~her/npp/demo.html

                * (complex nuclear reactor) http://www.ae4rv.com/games/nuke.htm

           

5. PERSONAL FAVORITES

                  * http://www.ionaphysics.org/lab/Demoes.htm (numerous applets)     

                  * (shoot the monkey) http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspView&ResourceID=42

                  * (airplane) http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap7/7.1/part2.htm