Physics in everyday life


How Televisions Work by Ford, B

 This site tells us how physics and its properties are used to make televisions work. Televisions use three light colors blue, green, and red. A part called the shadow mask is used to allow 3 electron beams to hit  specific phosphor dots on the inside of the screen.



How stuff works - Physics by Heavey, P

This site shows how many objects such as roller coasters, yo-yo's, and aerosol cans relate to physics.  



Amusement Park Physics Kostos C

This site focuses on amusement park coasters and how physics is used to design rides. The page I picked talks about how a roller coaster is safer than playing sports because the people that design roller coasters use physics. The page discusses free fall, the path an object takes in free fall and many forces that keep you in your seat and the cart on the track. You can also make a coaster yourself and when you are done it tells you whether your coaster works or not. It also gives you the reason it does not work.  



Roller Coaster Physics by Wrynn, K

This site is called Roller Coaster Physics. Using this site you can design your own roller coaster, test it in a virtual amusement park build a whole scale model and test it against other student-designed roller coasters!

How Things Work : Ramps by Lusardi, M

This site answers a lot of questions that you wouldn't normally think about. There's even a question or 2 dealing with topics were learning about right now. It also reviews some of the stuff we've already gone over. I thought it was interesting.....   



How Things Work: Automobiles Yohannan D

This is a  website that uses laws of physics to show how a car works. It tells you about different parts of a car and new technology that has been developed.  



How Things Work: Rockets Pandolfi C

This cite tells you about how rockets are made and what they do. It uses physics to explain the different parts of a rocket and what they are used for.      



Light: A Learning Unit by Wall, T

This website deals with how light works and the history behind it. This site contains categories like the science and history of light. Each lesson has activities and hands on experiments such as creating a pinhole camera.  



Force, Power, Energy by Yakubovsky, A

This site is a complete explanation on how force, power, torque and energy works.  It is complete with  definitions, equations and great interactive visuals.  One of them shows all the place of force on a car as it accelerates.  Another shows how car engines create torque. This site makes it much easier to understand these concepts along with being able to apply them to everyday life.  



Physics Life- Explore the Physics Around You by Gembressi, K

This Website is good (and was IMPOSSIBLE to find since everyone took everything  ) because you can learn about everyday physics using interactive pictures. You can click on the different pictures ( such as school, office, home) and the website tells you the physics of simple everyday things, such as the television or your photo copy machine. It's fun ( for a physics website ha ha) because instead of just boring text, you get to look at the pictures and click on the interactive display to learn more about how everyday life and physics are connected.



Science of Cycling Carton B

This site explores the science behind cycling, a recreational sport. It covers what forces keep a bicycle from falling, how gears make the bicycle efficient, the gear ratio, as well as aerodynamics. It also includes audio and video clips, images, and interactive javascripts.



Skateboard Science Conway M

This site explains how momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force relate to skateboarding tricks. Some tricks such as the "ollie" are shown in terms of physics. It also explains skateboarding terms such as "fakie" and "frontside". 


Science of Hockey Cosentino J

This site tells you all about the favorite sport of St. Mary's, hockey.  In this website scientists help break down the science and mechanics behind skating.  It also explains the gear used by the players as well as the velocity of a hockey puck. With RealVideo and Audio interviews with top scientists and NHL players, it is easy to understand the science behind the fastest game in the world.  



Science of Baseball Doremus D

This physics website exhibits a fastball's reaction time. There are games included that tests your ability to hit a 90 mph fastball. On this website you can also see what makes a homerun. Articles about baseball in Japan and biological baseball are included on this website. Activities on this website enable a person to throw a killer curveball, find the sweet spot, and determine how high bouncing balls go. My opinion of this website is that it is worth a visit. It contains a lot of information and it is put into terms for our own age level. This website is good and interesting because it is on the high-school level and it is not too hard to understand. 



Physics in Basketball by Johnson, L

This is a very good website that explains physics in basketball. It explains in detail the inertia of the ball and its effect on the players. It also shows the mass and force needed to move the ball to a different player and the effects of gravity on the ball.  



Fear of Physics by Pichardo, K

This website looks at physics in a very different way.  It has pictures and videos so you can actually view the experiments. You also can adjust heights and weights of the objects to observe how it relates.  This website is awesome!!!!! oh no!!  



The American Physical Society by Gomez, A

This site focuses on physics in everyday life. It has a link which has many different experiments using common household items, and gives a brief explanation on why it happens.  It also has a link to FAQ  called "How Things Work." It also has a link in the everyday experiments page called "Little Shop of Physics." That page has videos of physics experiments done with kids.