- The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has a great online gateway to science materials including a news service, audio and videos, quizzes and games, teaching resources, science careers, and more at http://www.abc.net.au/science/.
- A nice set of computer animations of processes in physics arranged topically can be accessed at http://www.physics-animations.com/.
- The Perimeter Institute in Canada has posted videos of a panoply of their past public lectures at http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Outreach/Public_Lectures/View_Past_Public_Lectures/.
- This past December, Fox News reported that the U.S. Navy achieved a 33 MJ railgun firing, http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/10/navy-railgun-shoots-bullets-electromagnet/, launching a projectile at faster than Mach 7.
- An insightful essay about mathematics education that has many analogs to physics education is at http://www.fordham.edu/academics/programs_at_fordham_/mathematics_departme/what_math/.
- I hereby retract inclusion of the term “physics education research” in my summer list of teaching phrases (http://www.aps.org/units/fed/newsletters/summer2010/mungan.cfm). Sciencegeekgirl (http://blog.sciencegeekgirl.com/2010/07/09/the-real-meaning-of-common-teaching-phrases/) correctly points out that it’s a research not a teaching phrase and that my definition was a bit edgy. My apologies!
- Occasionally I get stumped over the full name of an abbreviated science or engineering journal title. A useful lookup list is online at http://scieng.library.ubc.ca/coden/.
- A useful resource for faculty in the sciences is the National Academy of Sciences book “Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend” at http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=5789.
- A useful set of multimedia prelecture modules for introductory physics to accompany a new text under development called “SmartPhysics” is currently accessible at: Mechanics: https://online-s.physics.uiuc.edu/courses/phys211/gtm/No_Login/page.html
- Check out the “Just-in-Time Teaching” (JiTT) materials at http://jittdl.physics.iupui.edu/jitt/.
- Have you ever been to a Gordon Research Conference? Take a look at the list of meetings and locations at http://www.grc.org/home.aspx.
- The U.S. government has an authorized portal to federal agencies and information about science at http://www.science.gov/.
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