Nothing helps comprehension like working with concepts in the real world.
A true hand-on physics project appropriate for older, 6-8 grade kids. learn more
This video shows a simple way to create a compass. A great classroom demonstration project. learn more
The Little Shop of Physics at Colorado State is not horrific at all. It contains 60 experiments which use hand-on materials and computers. Students can explore their "blind spot", for instance. learn more
A tone generator has a variety of uses. You can explore interference, waves, and the physics of music. Connect a bare speaker to your computer's earphone jack and show how a speakers work. This online tone generator from Tomasz Szynalski has some special features. You can specify and dial in frequencies to the nearest 0.001… learn more
Science4Fun from Abdul Wahab Malik in Pakistan includes an extensive section on simple Physics explanations. In addition, there a number of easy-to-do physics experiments in the Science Experiments section. learn more
Janet Hoekenga shows hot to build a simple steam engine, known as a aeolipile or Heron's engine, using nothing more than a soda can, a needle and some string. While simple and quick to build, it can be used to demonstrate and discuss phase changes, energy conversion, Newton's third law of motion and the history… learn more
A string phone can be used to demonstrate critical concepts of physics. learn more