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Micro maniac

Ever wondered what it would look like to microwave soap, wax crayons or even fairy lights? This virtual microwave lets you see the results without any of the mess.

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Bending Light

Calculation of the deflection of starlight expected due to bending of light close to a large mass, plus some observed results.

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Explore Big History

Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.

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Squishy Circuits

An activity to do at home to explore the world of circuits. Make two types of dough, one that carries electricity and one that doesn't, to create all sorts of circuits and explore how they work.

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Scattering of light in the atmosphere

Find out how light scattering makes the sky blue and clouds white.

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Diffraction of light

Historical background and online tutorials on diffraction in which you can vary wavelength and aperture width, and see the results as wave fronts, and as an intensity graph. Explanations include the ...

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New light cast on dark matter...

An article looking at results showing hints of evidence of dark matter.

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Microworlds

A web site from the Advanced Light Source, a device that uses X-rays to explore the world of atoms. Aimed at a variety of levels.

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Fowler's Physics

Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.

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Project Spectra!

A great resource with games, worksheets about how light is used to explore the solar system from measuring atmospheres and soils to designing your own planet. Covering many topics such as ...

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