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Sites for Teachers


Primary Teachers


Image of Space Shuttle over Cook StraightThe following sites have hands-on activities for children with explanations:

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Secondary Teachers

NZ-based Resources

Other Resources


General Interest


As well as the resources listed above, some useful resources are:

  • The Science Media Centre has science news and briefings.
  • The American Institute of Physics supports Inside Science, a site that looks at science in the news.
  • A New Zealand website dedicated to the life and achievements of Ernest Rutherford.
  • TED Talks have talks relevant to physics.
  • The Royal Institution has the RI Channel, which includes recent Christmas Lectures as well as a special collection celebrating the centenary of the discovery of x-ray diffraction by crystals by W.L. Bragg and W.H.Bragg. The Christmas Lecture Archive is on the main Royal Institution site.
  • The Royal Society of New Zealand has a collection of videos of public lectures.
  • The Royal Society also has videos of its public events.
  • The National Academy of Sciences Distinctive Voices Collection has videos relevant to physics.
  • The Kavli Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara has videos of its public lectures, including Bill Phillips’ talk ‘Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe’, if you missed it when he was in Dunedin.
  • The American Physical Society has resources for Physics Enthusiasts and an online magazine, Physics with highlights of research published in APS journals.
  • The Physics World website, sponsored by the Institute of Physics has physics news.
  • You can follow the Institute of Physics on Facebook.
  • The Division of Sciences at the University of Otago has a Science for non-scientists page with links relevant to climate change.
  • The BBC has two radio programmes that are available as podcasts: In Our Time, in which Melvin Bragg coaxes a panel of four experts to explain their specialist subject to a general audience, and The Life Scientific, in which Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Surrey, interviews scientists about their life and work.
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