This page has resources for my students and their parents of Thomaston High School, as well as anyone else who finds them useful.
NOTE: School documents for students, such as syllabi, will be updated and posted in late August, before school starts.
(To be posted at start of school year)
Other administrative documents:
Physics – Giancoli, Sixth Edition – free online supplement to the textbook – practice problems and other resources
Light and Matter – a free online physics textbook by Benjamin Crowell – especially suited to students in UCONN Physics / AP Physics 1
The Physics Classroom – extensive site with tutorials, animations, practice assessments, etc.
Hyperphysics – extensive website with hyperlinks sponsored by Georgia State University – geared to college students, but still very helpful to high school students.
NASA Aerodynamics Index – list of dozens of NASA links for topics in physics and other sciences, as well as aerodynamics
Vernier LabQuest information – explains how the LabQuest hand-held Vernier interface devices work
NASA’s Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum – excellent site with videos and web pages on each part of the EM spectrum
NASA’s Solar System Exploration – website with information on all parts of the Solar System and the tools we use to explore it
NASA’s Solar Scope – interactive simulator of Solar System
NASA Engineering Design Process – the general process we will follow in any engineering design project we do in class
Roots of words used in science – helpful link showing roots of words (prefixes or suffixes) that make up scientific terms
Understanding Physics by Isaac Asimov, reknowned scientist and author:
Periodic Table – interactive table that gives information on each element
Writing Scientific Reports – by University of North Carolina’s Writing Center
Geogebra Graphing Calculator – free, online graphing calculator
Geogebra – this link is to the “classic” site and allows for both algebraic and geometric graphing
Math Tools and Calculators – from Math Is Fun website, these are free, online calculators, including graphing calculators
Math Is Fun – simple, clear explanations with good graphics – looks like an elementary school website, but it is very good through high school
Khan Academy – very helpful videos and tutorials available on many subjects – the link here is the main index page for algebra
Euclid’s Elements – the Greek classic that has guided the study of geometry, and more importantly provided a guide to modern scientific thinking, for centuries