Physics and Astronomy Resources

Physics and Astronomy Resources
  • Al’s Relativistic Adventures

    • http://www.onestick.com/relativity/

    • This animated, interactive story of Al’s adventures of space and time is one of the best introductions to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity available on the web, and is highly recommended for all ages.

 

  • Theory of Relativity – Intergalactic Party

    • http://www.exploratorium.edu/relativity/index.html#

    • You are invited to an intergalactic party to help celebrate Einstein’s 1905 special Theory of Relativity! Thanks to Einstein, we Earthlings have a new understanding of time and space. The party is on Epsilon Eridani 3, only 10 light years away. The challenge is to get there . . . try not to be late! Rev up your spaceship and join in the galactic bash.

 

  • A Slower Speed of Light

 

 

 

 

  • Trebuchet Challenge

    • http://beta.globalspec.com/trebuchet/

    • Custom build an online trebuchet and slingshot objects to pass three challenges – distance, accuracy, and power. How does your trebuchet design affect these variables?

 

 

  • The Physics of Soccer

    • http://www.unc.edu/~ncrani/soccer1.htm

    • Every time you’ve played a game of soccer, did you realize that you were applying multiple laws of physics? Explore the physics of soccer, from how Bernoulli’s principle makes the ball spin, to the best place to kick the ball.

 

 

  • Rothney Astronomical Observatory

    • http://www.ucalgary.ca/rao/

    • Did you know that one of the biggest telescopes in Canada is located just outside of Calgary? Check out their website to see when you and your family can visit the observatory, and to see their skywatch and multimedia pages.

 

 

 

  • Space.com

    • http://www.space.com/

    • News of astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceflight and related technologies. The articles explore the latest discoveries, missions, trends and futuristic ideas, interviewing expert sources and offering up deep and broad analysis of the findings and issues that are fundamental to our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

 

  • Google Mars

    • http://www.google.com/mars/

    • Tour the red planet with a Google map custom-made for Mars. Map the landing sites of the rovers, the positions of mountains and craters, and the planet’s regions. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can go on an interactive 3D tour of Mars by downloading the Google Earth.