Physical Science

Latest Updates - May 11, 2020

  • A collaborative trio (researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, West Ed, and high school chemistry teachers) launched a virtual chemistry lab simulator. The NGSS-aligned activities were designed to help students develop skills with scenario-based simulations

Institute of Science Developed Resources

  • Watch our several-ton Trebuchet in action here and here.

External Resources We Like

  • Simulate a trebuchet, changing all the physical parameters, to maximize your throw!
  • Dive deep into the amazing world of Physics.
  • Sit in on the lectures of world famous physicist Richard Feynman.
  • Learn physics in The Physics Classroom using animations, questions, and answers!
  • The Khan Academy is an amazing resource for many topics...including physics.
  • Visit PBS Digital Studios’ Physics Girl YouTube channel.
  • Go-Lab hosts a large collection of free online labs, app, and more.
  • PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder offers free interactive math and science simulations that are fun and educational.
  • Check out the YouTube channel NileRed for some amazing in-depth chemistry experiments. Take a look at the reactions he does with Mercury…and why you can’t take it on an airplane!
  • The American Chemical Society has a variety of science experiments, resources, and games for kids of all ages to enjoy.
  • This interactive periodic table of elements is an incredible resource for all aspiring chemists. Learn more about the elements and their properties.