Structures and Engineering
Collection of links for bridge history, types,
principles and projects.
Simply the best bridge building program!
Collection of links from From PBS Nova
Collection of links
Links about designing and testing bridges
Protecting our highways and bridges
Telescope basics: advantages and disadvantages of different types
Galileo and Newton telescopes
Brief but very good explanations
Includes diagrams and optics explanations
From the Sky and Telescope magazine
Links to the different types of telescopes used in astronomy
PHYSICS APPLICATIONS SECTION ONE:
Amusement Parks and Roller Coasters
Physics resource book by Tony Wayne
Physics of roller coasters, rotating rides and swings
Discovery Channel site about roller coasters includes history, puzzles, top coasters, etc.
Interactive program from Discovery
Excellent resource on amusement park physics
Experiments performed on a variety of rides.
All you want to know about the history of roller coasters
Info about roller coasters
Basic explanations of technology
Collection of Activities
Amateur Science links
Projects on mechanics, fluids, electricity, magnetism and optics
Great collection with 30 projects that include detailed plans.
Ten catapult plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels.
Make your own hologram and other links.
Six projects: electricity, mechanics, optics, sound and heat
Visual illusions, color and perception
Project with detailed instructions, evaluation sheets, materials etc.
Mousetrap cars, electric house, rockets and other projects.
Various projects for high school level.
Physics of Sports
Liz Woolard's page on the physics of swimming, baseball, softball, basketball, ice hockey, figure skating, soccer, track, cycling, golf, auto racing, football, tennis, gymnastics and cheerleading
Excellent resource with teacher's guide
25 articles on various aspects of racing
Exploratorium magazine online. Includes hockey, surfing, skateboarding and cycling
Physics terms explained in relation to sports
Includes pressure, buoyancy, sound, light and thermal insulation
Everything you want to know about scuba diving!
Brief explanations of various topics.
Very thorough and comprehensive site.
Everything about scuba: physics, phisiology,
Gases and the efects on the human body while diving
Gas laws and topics related to the physics of
Lasers and Holography
How to make your own hologram
Lasers from science fiction to everyday life.
From the University of Virginia
Students page from ThinkQuest
From Lightforest: The Holographic Rainforest
Simple and low budget how to.
Excellent resource on the physics behind holography and lasers.