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Hewitt Drew It!

Paul Hewitt is an author and physics teacher who feels that cartoons often convey ideas more quickly and effectively than the written word alone.

He has created a set of 149 Illustrated Physics Lessons for free use in the classroom, covering everything from Equilibrium, Unit Conversion and Ocean Tides all the way to Angular Momentum, Bernoulli Principle, the Energy of Phase Changes and The Quantum World.

Hewitt-Drew-it! Lesson #108: The Rainbow

Here's an examples of a Hewitt-Drew-it! lesson, the one involving rainbows. Each lesson video is about 6 to 10 minutes long.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0qVXDkcW1o
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Engineering is Elementary

Developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, this site provides age appropriate engineering curriculum for grades 1 thru 8. Includes units like Designing Windmills to Aid Drop Packages to Prosthetic Fish Tails.

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Simple Machines

Kathi Mitchell has indexed a number of simple machine web sites, with separate sections for students (including hands-on activities) and teachers (lesson plans & resources).

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Fear of Physics

Even without prior study, some students harbor a "Fear" of Physics. This site can dispel some confusion anyway, such as why satellites don't fall to the earth and how seesaws work.

The Difference Between Mass and Weight

Using a car to show the difference between mass and weight.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z0X0yE8Ioc

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