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2-D Electrostatic Field Simulation
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This applet simulates the electric field of many charge distributions, including point ...

This applet simulates the electric field of many charge distributions, including point charges, line charges, dipoles, cylinders, conducting planes and more. The color can be adjusted for field magnitude or potential. Equipotential or field lines are optional. The field strength and number of particles are adjustable. The field can be displayed as a velocity field or a force field. The description is also available in German.

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Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
Paul Falstad
2-D Vector Field Simulation
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The applet simulates various vector fields, including spherical, radial, and constant plane. ...

The applet simulates various vector fields, including spherical, radial, and constant plane. It is a generalized version of an electrostatic field simulation by the same author. The field strength and number of particles simulated are adjustable. Divergence, curl, and potential can be color-coded. Grid lines, potential lines, or streamlines can be displayed. Directions, specific links to the subject and source code are also included.

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Physics
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Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Paul Falstad
3-D Electrostatic Field Simulation
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This applet simulates the electric field and potential for various charge distributions, ...

This applet simulates the electric field and potential for various charge distributions, including point, line, dipole, spherical and other charges. There is also a simulation, with adjustable speed, of a charge moving close to the speed of light. The field can be displayed as a velocity or force field with particles following field lines, or as field or equipotential lines. The potential and fields can be displayed in 3-D or on a movable 2-D slice. The field strength and number of particles is adjustable, and the charge can be reversed. Source code and directions (also in German) are included.

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Physics
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Interactive
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Author:
Paul Falstad
3-D Magnetostatic Field Simulation
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This applet simulates various magnetic sources, including a line of current, a ...

This applet simulates various magnetic sources, including a line of current, a square loop, a magnetic sphere and a solenoid. Size, number of particles, and field strength are adjustable. Display options include particles in velocity or force fields, field vectors, field lines and potential vectors. The vectors and lines can be displayed in 3D or on a movable 2D slice. Charge can be reversed. Source code and directions are included.

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Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
Paul Falstad
4th Grade Students Investigate Electric Circuits Through Construction and Illustration
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As an activity related to FOSS unit Magnetism and Electricity, 4th grade ...

As an activity related to FOSS unit Magnetism and Electricity, 4th grade science students use a computer download to explore electrical circuits and to generate illustrations of electrical circuits for physical models built in class

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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
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Lorraine Aaland
APS PhysicsQuest: Ben Franklin's Secret Message (2006)
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This web site has links to the materials for the 2006 Physics ...

This web site has links to the materials for the 2006 Physics Quest middle school competition, hosted by the APS. The 2006 lesson covers static electricity, conductors and insulators, heat, and optics. These are connected to the life and science of Benjamin Franklin. The experiments are designed for small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue to solve the mystery.

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Engineering
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Physics
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About Electronic Magnetometers and Tobacco Smoking
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This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provides a ...

This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provides a non-mathematical introduction to modern magnetometers that depend on the saturation of magnetic materials. Applications include the observation the very weak magnetic fields in space and a 1979 experiment on the effects of cigarette smoking and the damage caused by asbestos. This is part of the site "The Great Magnet, the Earth". Also available in Spanish, German and French.

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Physics
Space Science
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Unit of Study
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
David Stern
Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignment: Electrical Safety 1
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This homework assignment is a realistic problem based on household electrical circuits. ...

This homework assignment is a realistic problem based on household electrical circuits. The user must make estimations of physical parameters from the properties, sizes, and shapes of common objects. Topics covered include Ohm's Law, resistivity, capacitance, alternating current, and circuits.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Edward F. Redish
Patrick Cooney
Annenberg/CPB Project: The Science of Light
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The Annenberg/CPB Project provides educators with online classroom activities and background information ...

The Annenberg/CPB Project provides educators with online classroom activities and background information about light in color and the laws of light. The website features three interactive activities that teach students about light traveling in a straight line, light properties related to distance, and angles of incidence and refraction. In the Light with Color link, students can learn about subtractive colors and how color printers work by experimenting with cyan, magenta, and yellow. Students are sure to become enthusiastic about the science of light with these fun, educational tutorials.

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Engineering
Education
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
Internet Scout Project
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Arkansas Conceptual Electricity and Magnetism: Conceptual Inventory Construction and Self-Testing Site
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This web site can be used to access self-tests and build conceptual ...

This web site can be used to access self-tests and build conceptual inventories on topics in electricity and magnetism. The topics covered range from charges and electrostatics to circuits, magnetic fields, and electro-magnetic waves. In self-test mode, a learner can access concept quizzes consisting of 5 multiple choice questions covering a selected topic. Questions are pulled from an extensive question database. These quizzes are graded, solutions provided, and a cumulative score kept for each session. In Concept Inventory mode, an instructor or learner can build concept quizzes from the question database. In building these quizzes, the number of questions, topics covered, and specific questions can all be selected. The resultant quizzes can be printed, solutions created, or downloaded for import into the Blackboard Course Management System.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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Author:
John Stewart
Assessment in Math and Science: What's the Point?
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This 8-part video workshop covers all aspects of science assessment: embedded and ...

This 8-part video workshop covers all aspects of science assessment: embedded and authentic assessment techniques, integrated math/science assessment, and extensive information about assessment reform initiatives. This material is intended for K-12 teachers and is periodically offered as a free satellite broadcast through the Annenberg/CPB channel. Supplemental materials, such as a workshop guide, are available on this site for free downloading.

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Education
Physics
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Internet Scout Project
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Internet Scout Project
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Atomic Spectra
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This well-illustrated page from Hyperphysics contains the light emitted by several elements ...

This well-illustrated page from Hyperphysics contains the light emitted by several elements and their respective spectra as well. The page also provides a description of how the size of a holographic image scales with the wavelength of the light used to observe it.

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Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Carl Rod Nave
BQ Learning: Better Questioning for Learning
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This database contains a wide selection of interactive, Java-based educational materials for ...

This database contains a wide selection of interactive, Java-based educational materials for introductory physics classes. Included are materials based on Physlets and Open Source Physics programs. Both the scripted applets and questions for students are included. Instructors can search and browse through the database, and develop a personal collection for use in their classes or access by their students. Instructors may also submit questions and scripts for inclusion in the database.

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Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Anne Cox
Mario Belloni
William Junkin
Wolfgang Christian
Balloon Electroscope
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This item is a lesson plan for the teacher of beginning high ...

This item is a lesson plan for the teacher of beginning high school physics and/or physical science. It provides directions for designing a simple electroscope demonstration and updates the classic "kissing balloon" activity with creative additions. Included are printable student data sheets and comprehensive background information on static electricity. This lesson is part of a larger collection generated by the University of Virginia Department of Physics outreach program.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Basic Function of an Oscilloscope
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This java applet shows the basic functions of an oscilloscope. By changing ...

This java applet shows the basic functions of an oscilloscope. By changing the input parameters, different sine waves can be generated and can be viewed on the screen. The time division and voltage division can be changed and its effect can be viewed. The simulation allows the user to even observe Lissajous figures. This is part of a large number of simulations available at http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/

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Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Fu-Kwun Hwang
Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment
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This lab manual describes Franklin's thoughts on the electrical nature of lightening ...

This lab manual describes Franklin's thoughts on the electrical nature of lightening and the use of lightening rods. It includes descriptions of historical experiments and studies and electrostatic experiments with simple and inexpensive generators and Leyden jars.

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History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
Robert Morse
Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments and Theory of the Leyden Jar
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This lab manual uses a letter by Franklin to motivate experiments studying ...

This lab manual uses a letter by Franklin to motivate experiments studying static electricity. The experiments explore the transfer of electric charge during the charging and discharging of Leyden jars. The material includes detailed descriptions of how to set up classroom experiments using inexpensive materials. The manual also includes historical references and pictures.

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History, Law, Politics
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Robert Morse
Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments on Electrostatic Induction
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This item is part of a set of nine educator's guides for ...

This item is part of a set of nine educator's guides for high school physics teachers exploring Benjamin Franklin's historic experiments. This page focuses on the topic of electrostatic induction. It integrates historic text and drawings with the author's annotations and ideas for applying Franklin's theory in labs designed for the modern high school science classroom. It includes a 1750 letter by Franklin describing an accident resulting in his own near-electrocution.

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History, Law, Politics
Physics
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Full Course
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Robert Morse
Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments with Points and Leyden Jars
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This lab manual integrates Franklin's first letter about conductors and Leyden jars ...

This lab manual integrates Franklin's first letter about conductors and Leyden jars with detailed explanations for setting up similar experiments in the classroom using simple materials. It also includes historic photographs and drawings of early generators.

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History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Robert Morse
Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Franklin's Kite Experiment
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This item is one in a series of nine educator's guides on ...

This item is one in a series of nine educator's guides on Benjamin Franklin's experiments. This page, focusing on the famous kite experiment, features Franklin's historic letters and descriptions, as well as related drawings and schematics from the 18th century. The author provides insight into the history of electrostatic investigations. Related resources integrating classroom labs and activities are available within the series.

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History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Robert Morse