Cool Physics Websites to Visit by Sarah Radovich for the EYH Conference Physics Major, Illinois State University, 3/1/03 Jefferson Lab: http://education.jlab.org Students check out the games and puzzles and Student Zone! Do you enjoy bubbles? http://bubbles.org Hey it’s science! The Science Explorer http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ Check out these cool experiments and activities: bubbles, lightening, mirrors, and more with nifty explanations to satisfy your curiosity. Slinky! http://www.slinky.org Get ready to take out your slinky and find the connection between science and toys. Check out the slinky physics section! How about a magic trick? http://www.kidwizard.com/Spells/dragoneggdrop.asp Yeah, it’s a little cheesy, but it makes for an awesome parlor trick. Check out the section that explains “why.” Egg Drop Contest: http://www.havilandtelco.com/havilandschool/eggdrop.htm This is just plain fun! See what some junior high students did to keep from “cracking up.” Amusement Park Physics: http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/ Do you like roller coasters? Tarzan Swing: http://www.yk.psu.edu/stem/tarzan.html Check out this “swinging” physics challenge. Science Experiments You Can Do: http://www.west.net/~science/expindx.htm Cannons and lasers and slime! Oh my! If you’re really interested in physics, you need to check out Junkyard Wars on TLC. To learn more, see their website http://tlc.discovery.com/fansites/junkyard/junkyard.html. After watching a few shows, try taking their Junkyard Science Quiz! Then get your teachers to check out the Junkyard in the Classroom section to do cool projects in the classroom. And, don’t forget to visit the Physics Department web site: http://www.phy.ilstu.edu Or, contact us if you have a question or would like more information about careers in Physics: Email: [email protected] or Phone: (309) 438-8756 This is just a small sampling of what’s out there. Enjoy! Best wishes, Sarah Disclaimer: We make no claims to the value of these web sites or any web links that they may have on their or other subsequent web pages. As a good rule, students should have their parents (and/or teachers), check out a web site first before visiting it themselves.