List of Links still to be uploaded: ASSEL MERLOT SlowMation Phet Sims Rice Uni Online Textbok Physics Resources on WIO Site
Physics Parent Bodies
1) STAWA http://stawa.net/
Science Teachers Association of WA and the starting place for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) at all levels as well as the rest of us.
2) AIP http://www.aip.org.au/info/
Australian Institute of Physics - there is a branch in each state and territory and most have functions and outreach activities. Accrediting body for physics at university level but also a living resource of people doing things!
3) IOP http://www.iop.org/
Institute of Physics UK. Brilliant website and good resources. You can get a cheap membership deal if you are already a member of the AIP.
Websites With Learning Resources
1) EINSTEIN LIGHT
“Einstein's theory of special relativity includes electricity and magnetism in a simple, logical extension of the relativity of Galileo and Newton. Its conclusions, including time dilation, length contraction, and E=mc2 have changed profoundly our ideas of time and space, matter and energy. These multimedia modules give a brief overview of relativity.” (Info from the website accessed Dec 2015)
2) ANSTO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Posters, workbooks, factsheets, online games, scientists profiles and educational videos all syllabus-focused about nuclear science.
3) ICRAR International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
They have a significant outreach and education section, not only for school students but also for uni students.
Wikipedia is a good source of background information on this topic
Basically a concept inventory is a criterion based test which is designed to determine if students have an accurate working knowledge of a specific set of concepts.
The following is a journal paper "Surveying students' conceptual knowledge of electricity and magnetism" by Maloney, O'Kuma, Hieggelke and Van Heuvelen"
This link is to the journal paper "The Design and Validation of the Quantum Mechanics Conceptual Survey" by McKagan, Perkins, and Wieman
Another journal article "Relativity concepts inventory: Development, analysis, and results" by Aslanides and Savage
Last but not least "Introductory Thermal Concept Evaluation: Assessing Student's Understanding" by Yeo and Zadnik
Websies Related to Learning & Teaching Pedagogy
I will admit I have not had an indepth look at this website yet but it definately looks interesting. According to his bio "Dr. Richard M. Feider is an Emeritus Prof. of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University". He publishes in the area of Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Inductive Teaching and Learning and Student-Centered Instruction. His website also has many links to other sites which have L&T resources. So this could be the start of a most excellent adventure.
Websites Related to the OLT Fellowship
- The WorkItOut websie http://www.workitoutts.com/ contains material produced during the time of the Fellowship which is not found on this website.
- LiveJournal Blog of the Fellowship journey http://chris-creagh.livejournal.com/
- July 31 2013 National Teaching Fellowship: A New Adventure
You Tube Videos of Interest
1) CYMATICS: Science vs. Music - Nigel Stanford
This video showcases standing waves to a set of good beats.
2) Optical Illusions
This video shows how the Ames Room and Following Eyes work as well several other well known illusions.