Journey to the Center of the Earth

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“Journey to the Center of the Earth” is a curated collection of articles published by the Smithsonian magazine. As you scroll down the page, you move deeper into the Earth — a thermometer and a depth gauge keep track of how far down the page you’ve scrolled. At each division (surface, crust, mantle, outer core, inner core), you’re given a selection of pieces about that layer as well as quick facts about the materials and physics which can be found at that depth.

It’s a lot to take in, but it’s very interesting!

Journey to the Center of the Earth

The Physics Classroom: Physics Interactives

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“Welcome to Physics Interactives! This section of our website features a collection of HTML5 interactive pages that allow a user to explore a physics concept. Some Interactives are simulations that allow a user to manipulate an environment and observe the effect of changes in variables upon the simulation. Other Interactives are skill building exercises in which a user practices a skill that is crucial to learning some aspect of physics. And still other Interactives provide game-like environments that require the user to use a physics concept to meet a challenge. The Interactives are intended to be used by the individual student or learner who is attempting to further understand the concept or by a teacher-led classroom as part of a lesson or homework assignment. Most of the Interactives are accompanied by an activity sheet that suggests ways to use the Interactive.”

The Physics Classroom: Physics Interactives

PhET Interactive Simulations

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“Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.”

PhET Interactive Simulations