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  • Newton in Action
    This website has simulations of Newton's First, Second and Third Laws as well Centripetal Force. Information is provided about Forces, Friction, Gravity, Speed and Acceleration.
  • Change in momentum and car safety
    Explains how safety features such as crumple zones, seatbelts and airbags reduce the impact of a car crash. Physical sciences.


  • The Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
    Website devised by NASA has information about aircraft forces, thrust, weight, lift, drag, aircraft motion etc.
  • How things fly
    Interactive activities examine the forces that affect things that fly, including aeroplanes, spacecraft and balloons.


  • Forces at work
    This teacher-created physics site has pages on force and inertia, and non-contact forces with sections on machines: levers, inclined plane, wheel and axle, pulleys and gears.
  • What is force?
    Explains force with simple interactive diagrams to illustrate types of forces, balanced forces, unbalanced forces and Newton's laws of motion.

  • Forces
    A series of animations exploring the direction and effect of force on an object. Forces can change the motion or shape of an object.

  • Non-contact force
    Force and its types, specifically non-contact forces such as gravitational force, electrostatic force and magnetic force.

  • Non contact force
    Tutor Circle provides a definition of non-contact force with examples of gravity, magnetism, electrostatics, and nuclear force.


  • Science of surfing
    This website provides an analysis of the scientific or physics principles involved in surfing. The website includes images and diagrams to illustrate the concepts. Topics include gravity, waves, forces, buoyancy etc.

  • Gravity, a non contact force.
    This Prezi made for a science class, looks at what gravity is, gravitation pull, and the difference between weight and mass. It also examines the different rate at which objects fall, as well as terminal velocity, using sky diving as an example. Non-contact forces.

  • Gravity
    The Science Trek topic on gravity has a video to explain how gravity exerts its force even at great distances. Facts, games, and top questions are available. The games on gravity and motion, and black holes are suitable for an interactive whiteboard. Non-contact forces.


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Skeletal and Muscular Systems

  • Science of anatomy
    The subject areas include the structure and function of muscles, bones and nerves and how these tissues combine to allow bodies to move.
  • Muscle types
    Based on certain structural and functional characteristics, muscle tissue is classified into three types: cardiac, smooth and skeletal. A chart details the different fibre types of skeletal muscle followed by an explanation of the impact of exercise.
  • Types of muscle contraction
    The types of skeletal muscle contraction in the human body are explained in this physical education revision resource: isotonic, isometric and isokinetic. Further pages look at structure of skeletal muscle, muscle fibre types, shapes of muscle, and muscle contraction.

The Science of Sports - Video Clips


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