Physics 30

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Use this resource to locate magazine articles, science experiments, science encyclopedia articles, images, audio & video clips, illustrations, graphs & web links related to a wide range of science study: earth science, science history, life science, space, physics, math, chemistry, biology, natural science, environmental science, biotechnology & more.

Physics 30 Physics 30 addresses numerous topics from the senior high school physics curriculum such as Conservation Laws; Electric Forces and Fields; Magnetic Forces and Fields; and Nature of Matter. The resource presents interactive Gizmos licensed from ExploreLearning and interactive applets that simulate a wide range of physics experiments. It also includes videos from the following two series: The Mechanical Universe and The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond.

Safety in the Science Classroom 
Science Program Update

Physics Source Website This website is being developed to support the new Physics 20-30 curriculum. 

Diploma Exam Data Book

Physics! Alberta Learning has produced a set of learning objects for Physics 20 and 30 that are now available online. The learning objects are designed to develop an understanding of concepts in physics by using a highly hands-on, interactive approach using the latest multimedia software. 

HippoCampus Outstanding physics lessons that includes video, animations, and problems. Introductory to advanced physics topics. 

PhET Physics Education Technology  Fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena from the Physics Education Technology project at the University of Colorado. 

Studyhysics! Bryan Clintberg has built a website that contains web assignments, notes, links and interesting activities for Physics 20 and 30 of the Alberta curriculum. If you use his site be sure to sign the guestbook.

Sixty Symbols - Videos by the university of Nottingham explaining many physics principles.

Modern Physics This link is to the Ross Sheppard, Physics 30, curriculum links. It features notes, Quicktime videos and links to other web pages. has a comprehensive physics links webpage covering most topics in Physics 20 and 30.

smallnew.gifThe Physics Classroom - like the title, everything for a physics classroom, tutorials, animations, interactive studios, calculator help, lab, etc.

Phys Links

Unit 1: Conservation Laws

Unit 2: Electric Forces and Fields

Photoelectric Effect The photoelectric effect is examined in this laboratory simulation using a java applet. 
Ohm Zone This is a simulation program that allows the student to explore Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's rules for electrical circuits. 
Electricity This link is to the Ross Sheppard, Physics 30, curriculum links. It features notes, Quicktime videos and links to other web pages.

Unit 3: Magnetic Forces and Fields

Ray Tracing Using a Convex Lens - discover the mathematical relationships among the distances and sizes of an object and its image as found by a convex lens of a given focal length

Unit 4: Nature of Matter

The Photoelectric Effect - simulation of an experiment for the determination of the Planck constant and the work function.

The Alpha, Beta, and Gamma of Radiation

This interactive resource from The Learning Federation simulates a radiation laboratory and allows students to explore the measurement of radiation from a range of isotopes. Students can choose an isotope, select a type of barrier, set the distance of the Geiger counter, and then record the amount of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. Using the resource, students are able to test absorption effects of various materials on the radiation emission levels. Glossary terms, background information, and challenges to test and extend the student’s knowledge are also included.

Fission Control

This interactive resource from The Learning Federation allows students to explore the conditions that produce the greatest amount of electricity in a simulated nuclear reactor. Students choose materials for the control rods and a coolant for the reactor core; they then manipulate the control rod levels and the coolant flow rate to test the effects. Glossary terms, background information, and challenges to test and extend the student's knowledge are also included.