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Shown below are websites related to Physics. There is a separate listing of Astronomy websites that may also be of interest.


Measurement Topics
    NIST - Constants, Units, and Uncertainty from the National Institue of Standards and Technology
    NIST Clock - Official Time from the National Institue of Standards and Technology (referenced to atomic clocks)
    Powers of Ten - Images zooming in by factor of ten; good "order of magnitude" demonstration
Kinematics
    The Moving Man - PhET Interactive Java simulation
Vectors & 2D Motion
    Vector Addition - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    Projectile Motion - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    2D Motion - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Relative Motion - Java simulation of Frames of Reference
Forces
    Forces in 1 Dimension - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Lunar Lander - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    The Ramp - Phet Interactive Java simulation
Rotation, Circular Motion, and Gravity
    JTrack - Satellite Tracking from NASA
    Heavens Above - Satellite Tracking and Sightings
    My Solar System - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    Gravity and Orbits - PhET Interactive Java simulation of Earth, Moon, Sun, and Satellites
    Foucault Pendulums - Proof of Earth's rotation
    Tide Characteristics - Info, diagrams, animation
    the Rattleback - Information about the "space pet" and spin preference of celts
Conservation of Energy
    Funderstanding Roller Coaster - Java simulation of looping roller coaster
    Energy Skate Park - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Masses and Springs - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    Friction and Heat - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
Waves
    Wave on a String - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    Radio Waves & EMR - PhET Interactive Java simulation
Electrostatics
    John Travoltage - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Balloons and Charge - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Electric Field Lines Z Interactive Java Applet illustrating fields of point sources (different version here)
    Electric Field Lines M Interactive Java Applet drawing field lines for two point charges
    Charges and Fields - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    Electric Field Hockey - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Electric Field of Dreams - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    2D Electric Field - Interactive Java simulation
    3D Electric Field - Interactive Java simulation
    Cal Tech Java Applets - Set of programs concerning electricity and magnetism, and relativity
    MIT E&M 8.02 - shockwave and java animations concerning electricity and magnetism
Circuits
    Battery University - Everything you could ever want to know about batteries!
    Battery Chemistry - Good animations and explanation of typical chemical reactions in a battery
    Ohm's Law - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    Battery Voltage - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Battery & Resistor Circuit - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Resistance in a Wire - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    DC Circuit Construction Kit - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    AC Circuit Construction Kit - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Capacitor Lab - PhET Interactive Java simulation
Magnetism
    Magnetic Field of Bar Magnet - Interactive mapping
    Magnetic Field of a Wire - Interactive mapping
    DC Electric Motor - Interactive Java applet
    Electromagnetic Lab - PhET Interactive Java simulation
    Magnetic Field of Solenoid - Java simulation in which you build a solenoid
    Faraday's Law - PhET Interactive Flash simulation
    Electric Generator - Interactive Java applet
    Magnetic Field Calculator - Estimates Earth's magnetic field for any date and location
    MIT E&M 8.02 - shockwave and java animations concerning electricity and magnetism
Miscellaneous
    The Physics Factbook - "Encyclopedia" of essays - find the horsepower of an aircraft carrier and other such trivia
    Physics Flash Animations - Nice interactive simulations of a variety of physics topics
    PhET - Physics Education Technology (University of Colorado); Flash and Java simulations
    Walter Fendt's Java Applets - Physics simulations on variety of topics
    Physlets Problems - Java animated physics problems on various topics
    The Physics Classroom - Tutorials, simulations, etc.
    Intuitor - Interesting tidbits about physics, math, and chess
    Contermorary Physics Education Project - Overview of modern particle physics and cosmology
    Physics and Astronomy Department - University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    The Moon Landings Were Not Faked - debunking the "conspiracy theories" about the Apollo missions
    Graph Paper - free printable graph paper online

Opportunities for Students
    MIT Tau Beta Pi index - listing of high school level science programs
    Intel Education Initiative - national "science fair"
    Siemens Foundation - national "science fair"
    Junior Science and Humanities Symposium - national "science fair"
    American Museum of Science & Energy - Bridge Building Competition
    Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair - regional science fair
    Oak Ridge Chapter of American Society of Metals - Local scientists studying properties of materials. Check out the free summer day camp.