Web Watch

sleek computers on tableCarl Mungan, United States Naval Academy

ESA Sky at http://sky.esa.int/ is a mouse-driven visual portal providing a variety of astronomical images of the entire sky, both in the visible and in other spectral ranges.

The National Science Teachers Association has classroom resources at http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx.

A movie of Schrödinger-cat behavior of iodine gas molecules is presented and discussed at http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-filmed-schroedinger-s-cat-behaviour-in-atoms-for-the-first-time.

The American Chemical Society has some interesting PDF posters (also available for purchase full-size) online at https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/reactions/infographics.html.

We can all use with tips to improve our writing. Check out the ones published daily at http://www.dailywritingtips.com/.

Futurity is a site dedicated to presenting research news from a select list of universities at http://www.futurity.org/.

A new vibrational mode called a relaxon has been proposed to help explain thermal transport in insulators, as discussed at http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/118.

Interested in 3D printing but daunted by CAD programs? You might want to try the free online program Tinkercad at https://www.tinkercad.com/.

Ambitious Science Teaching is devoted to authentic instruction for K-12 classrooms at http://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/.

A recent APS Physics synopsis at http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/138 considers the question of why undergraduate students choose physics as a major.

A new web search engine focused on scientific research which organizes the results into clusters of topics is http://scienceresearch.com/.

An amusing tale at Physics World about how physicists are helping a potato chip factory can be read at http://live.iop-pp01.agh.sleek.net/2016/10/26/the-journey-of-a-crisp/.

An extensive collection of videos from the Hubble Space Telescope can be perused at http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/.

A verbal essay about the physics of rainbows is available at https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/01/rainbow-physics/512027/.

Disclaimer – The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on Education Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.