Resources for Educators
American Physical Society Online Journals Available Free in U.S. High Schools
The American Physical Society (APS) announces a new public access initiative that will give high school students and teachers in the United States full use of all online APS journals, from the most recent articles back to the first issue in 1893, a collection including over 400,000 scientific research papers. APS will provide access to its journals, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics, at no cost, as a contribution to public engagement with the ongoing development of scientific understanding. http://www.aps.org/about/pressreleases/journalshighsch.cfm
This guide was created to provide ideas, opportunities, and most importantly "how-to" information regarding physics outreach programs.
PhysicsCentral runs programs for all ages with the goal of making physics fun and interesting for everyone. From coloring books to at home experiments we have something perfect for you and your students to enjoy.
Just how does your world work? The word "physics" is loaded with intimidating terms such as "quantum" and "relativity." In reality though, physics is at work all around you, all of the time. This feature introduces you to some of the physics of your everyday world.
Interested in using your creativity to entertain and teach? Then check out our video contests. See past winners and learn how to enter a video of your own.
If you have questions about how things work, or why things are the way they are, Ask-a-Physicist.
PhysicsQuest is a middle school competition that consists of four physical science experiments centered on a mystery. The experiments are designed to be done by small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue that they need to solve the mystery. Classes can submit their answers online and be entered into a random drawing for prizes. PhysicsQuest kits are provided free to registered classrooms.
Color Me Physics is a series of books created with the goal of introducing children to physics is a fun, exciting way. We have both a coloring book of famous physicists and an activity book with games and puzzles. We will continue to add to our collection so keep checking back for more fun for kids of all ages.
Adopt-a-Physicist connects high school physics students to people with bachelors degrees or higher in physics via online discussion forums. Through their interactions, students can find out about the careers, educational backgrounds, most interesting projects, and lives of a variety of physicists.