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Online Teaching Resources for Physics Instructors (most recent additions are marked with *)

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Online Physics Demos/Lessons/Resources

  • *Omni Calculator – offers a thousand-plus free calculators, including 218 specific to physics. “Our physicists’ team constantly create physics calculators, with equations and comprehensive explanations that cover topics from classical motion, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism to astrophysics and even quantum mechanics.”

Physics Teaching Twitter Accounts

You can sign up for a Twitter account and access it on your computer or download the Twitter app to your phone/tablet.   Then find @njaapt or @iteachphysics and “follow”, reading the tweets that are posted, while adding your own.

  • @njaapt – NJAAPT (New Jersey section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) has a Twitter account.  This can be a useful tool for Physics teachers to POST questions, SHARE ideas, and even vent, if needed.
  • @iteachphysics –Bi-weekly professional development Twitter chat for physics teachers moderated by @BlackPhysicists

Teaching Online – Physics-Specific Ideas/Information

from (NOTE: Offers for a few of the “Free Resources” have expired.)

Teaching Online – General Ideas/Information

*General Science Teaching Resources (Grades 7-12)

  • Tools for Teaching Science – includes a list of websites and published resources for teachers striving to improve student learning that has been carefully curated by Perimeter Institute, the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics.  The not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavor, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.  View the resources page.

Free Tools for Online Teaching (General)

Additional Tools

(NO LONGER FREE, but may still be of interest – had offered free resources in Spring, 2020 due to school closures)

  • JoVE Science Education: A collection of simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations in eight STEM fields – including Physics
  • Positive Physics – An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.
  • Vernier – remote learning resources including Vernier Video Analysis, which lets students use their mobile devices in video analysis work, Pivot Interactives which allows students to vary experimental parameters one at a time, and 80-plus experiments with sample data covering numerous subjects.
  • Labster – provides virtual laboratory simulations for high schoolers.  Over 100 lab experiments cover biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and general sciences.

NOTE:  This webpage is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1557357 (TCNJ Noyce Grant, Preparing Highly Qualified Physics Teachers).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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