- Physics resource page and Physics online journals at Stewart Library
- Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
- Physics Today
- American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher, published by AAPT.
- Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP)
- Modeling Physics (ASU)
- comPADRE: Resources for physics and astronomy education
- Usenet Physics FAQ
A set of common and interesting questions about physics and physical phenomena, with answers that are written and edited by physicists.
- Physics Web
This page presents recent physics research news, updated daily and very readable.
- Physics Central (APS)
- Bob Park's "What's New" weekly column, hosted by the American Physical Society.
This site give some info and editorial regarding recent going's on in physics research.
- Physical Review's FOCUS
A collection of briefs on recent publications in physics. There is a range of readability to these pieces, but they at least give you an idea of the spectrum of topics being pursued in physics research.
Science/Physics Education resources:
- National Science Education Standards (NRC)
- Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)
- Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)
Science education weblogs
- PERticles: Small notes on articles of relevance to physics education research
Assessment & Research Tools
- Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG)
- Assessment Tools in Informal Science (ATIS)
- List of concept inventories (Foundation Coalition)
Science education journals
- Journal of Research in Science Teaching
- Science Education
- Science & Education
- Science Education Review
- Journals of the AERA
- Journal of Chemistry Education
- Education Full Text
- Listing of electronic journals in education
- Other education journals.
National Science Education Standards
General science info:
Physics Department's Library Newsletter.
The Skeptical Inquirer
A good analysis of that which is not scientific. This magazine analyzes some of the extraordinary claims from pseudoscience and sees how they hold up to actual scientific evidence.
Interesting Q&A from New Scientist's Last Word column.
General information and resources
|Center for Science and Math Education|
|Utah State Office of Education Science Home Page (including science core curricula)|
|Science endorsement info|
|Job posting info|
Utah Core Curricula (UEN)
|The Exploratorium's tools for teaching|
Organizations, commissions, and projects
|NSTA and Weber State's NSTA Student Chapter|
|Utah Science Teachers Association (USTA)|
|National Association of Research in Science Teaching|
|National Commission on Teaching and America's Future|
|Renaissance Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality|
|NARST Research Matters for Science Teachers|
| NSTA position statements
|NSTA background papers|
|Ideas for Layered Curriculum at help4teachers.com|
|The Exploratorium's Institute for Inquiry resources, including great definitions/descriptions of inquiry|
|The Learning Cycle (originally attributed to
Karlpus, then Lawson, etc.):
| The 5E
instructional model (an extension of the original "Learning Cycle," so it is
often referred to as such):
Alternative conceptions and learning:
|Misconceptions regarding the Utah State Core:
Lesson plans and ideas:
|Educator's Reference Desk database of science lesson plans|
|Professional Reflection on Teaching|
|Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) Website|
|Teaching Goals Inventory|