HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS ONLINE INVESTIGATIONS

A WebQuest, according to Bernie Dodge, the originator of the WebQuest concept from San Diego State University,  "is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than on looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation."

The PhysicsQuests adapt the main guidelines of a WebQuest.

PhysicsQuests can be used:
-  as extension activities to tie a particular Physics topic to a common
  experience such as electricity, roller coasters,
- as tutorials to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom or
- as an exploration of topics that are not generally covered in class.

The PhysicsQuests have been divided in sections as follows:
I. MECHANICS

1. Linear Motion
2. Projectile Motion
3. Isaac Newton
Part I. Biography
Part II. Forces and Newton's Second Law
Part III. Light, Color and Optics        
4. Conservation of Energy
5. Roller Coaster Physics          
6. Bridges
Bridge Project
7. Conservation of Momentum
Part I. Questions
Part II. Collisions Virtual Lab
Pages created and maintained by: 
Dolores Gende

Questions, comments and suggestions:
I.  MECHANICS
II.  WAVES AND OPTICS
III. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
IV. MODERN PHYSICS
V. ASTRONOMY
II. WAVES AND OPTICS

8. Waves
9. Wave Behavior
Part I. Boundary Behavior
Part II. Interference
Part III. Standing Waves Virtual Lab
10. Waves in Nature: Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Part I. Earthquakes
Part II. Tsunamis
11. Simple Harmonic Motion
Virtual Lab
12. Light and Color
a. Version 1: Electromagnetic Spectrum and Color
b. Version 2: Applications

III. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

13. Electrostatics
14. Electricity
Part I. DC Circuits Virtual Lab
Part II. Electric Hazards
Part III. Ammeters and Voltmeters
IV. MODERN PHYSICS

15. Einstein
Part I. Einstein's Life
Part II. Einstein's Dreams
Part III. Photoelectric Effect Virtual Lab
16. Atomic Discoveries
Part I. The Atom
Part II. The Electron and the Nucleus
Part III. Physics and Poetry (Robert Frost)
17. The Standard Model
18. Atomic and Nuclear Physics
V. ASTRONOMY

19. Exploring the Planets
20. Telescopes
21. The Sun: Our Parent Star
22. A Comet's Tale
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