Check out these applets that were created to help with the visualization of various concepts in math and physics (written by Paul Falstad, a software developer). Although not an applet, I especially like the pictures he took of objects around the house with a thermal camera.
[Note: My husband, who happens to be a physicist, found the link to this site on geekpress.com. ]
3D images of the surface of Mars are being sent to earth as a result of NASA’s recent unmanned mission to the red planet. These images have contributed to a recent fad…3D glasses. An article in Thursday’s issue of USA Today, “Geeky 3-D glasses are looking good” , describes this recent obsession.
- You can find information about 3D vision from the Optometrists’s Network at vision3d.com.
- At the U.S. Geological Survey’s TerraWeb for Kids you will find:
- instructions for making your own 3D glasses
- 3D satellite images of Earth taken from outer space
- create your own 3D landscape
- Many sites on the web will send you a free pair of 3D glasses (the cardboard variety). You can find the necessary information in the USA Today article, at either of the Web sites listed above, or try a search on Google for “3-D glasses.”
100 years ago today, Wilbur and Orville Wright, better known as the Wright Brothers, flew 120 feet over the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in a powered aircraft to become pioneers in aviation.
The following sites have some ideas for activities and experiments related to aviation and aeronautics:
Science Fun with Airplanes
Celebrating 100 years of flight at the Scholastic Teachers Web site
Aeronautical Classroom Activities from NASA
Airplane Lesson Plans from Lesson Planet
The Physics Classroom is an on-line high school physics tutorial which allows you to review basic physics concepts. The site also offers:
Multimedia Physics Studio – animations to help you “visualize and understand major physics concepts.”
Physics Help – additional resources to help you understand principles of physics.