Gravity Resources & Links

 Understanding Gravity Links :

Sir Isaac Newton

page of links

 

Physical world OU pages:

http://physicalworld.org/restless_universe/html/ru_4_24.html

 

The Physics Classroom

http://www.physicsclassroom.com

 

Newton's Cannon Simulation 

http://www.waowen.screaming.net/revision/force&motion/ncananim.htm

 

Air Pressure and Gravity : Hot Air Ballons

http://science.howstuffworks.com/hot-air-balloon6.htm

 

Life of Stars

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lessons/xray_spectra/background-lifecycles.html

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lifecycles/LC_main_p1.html

 

http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_uni/uni_101stars.html

 

Nasa HEASARC Education :

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/outreach.html

 

Gravity - Black hole - lisa gravity wave detector

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/universe/gwave.html

 

ESA - Black holes and X-rays

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=36570

 

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Roller Coaster Physics

 

Funderstanding Roller Coaster

http://www.funderstanding.com/k12/coaster/

 

WebQuest

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/rollercoast.shtml 

 

Science Behind the Thrills

http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/211_fall2002.web.dir/Shawna_Sastamoinen/Roller_Coasters.htm

 

How Roller Coasters Work

http://www.howstuffworks.com/roller-coaster.htm

 

Roller Coaster Software

 

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

Commercial game around £19

Information

Buy from Amazon UK 

 

NoLimits Coaster Simulation

Not as easy to use as RCT3, but also fewer restrictions.

Free download and demo, but save disabled. $29.95 for full version.

http://www.nolimitscoaster.com/

 

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Images and Movies 

 

Cosmic Cookery

 

URL for 3D 1600x600 QT movie

http://www.astro.dur.ac.uk/~dph0elh/COSMIC-COOKERY/

 

Nebula stereo images

http://nzphoto.tripod.com/astro/3dastro/index.html

Orion:

http://nzphoto.tripod.com/astro/3dastro/orion3d.html

Rosette:

http://nzphoto.tripod.com/astro/3dastro/rosette.html

Doradus / Tarantula

http://nzphoto.tripod.com/astro/3dastro/doradus.html

 

http://www.stereo3dgallery.net/cgi_bin/gallery/imageviewg.cgi?type=PARA&iscale=100%25&setprefs=1&PicID=382&orientation=NORM

 

Other stereo pairs

 

ISS Columbus

http://www.stereo3dgallery.net/cgi_bin/gallery/imageviewg.cgi?PicID=552

 

STEREO Sun Mission

 

http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/classroom/classroom.shtml

 

Stereo animation - download images and rebuild as movie

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003286/index.html

 

http://www.openastro.com/osx/open-source-astronomy-for-osx-idx.html

 

Intel Mac programs

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/X86_software#Maxon_cinema_4d_9.5.2

 

Resources

Mars Hi Res MOLA

http://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/mgs/megdr.html

 

Planet Textures

http://planetpixelemporium.com/planets.html

 

Marc W Buie

Asteroids, TNO's and stuff :-)

http://www.lowell.edu/users/buie/

 

HubbleSite 

http://hubblesite.org

 

Planetary Society 

http://www.planetary.org

 

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Simulation Software :

 

Simple Pendulum

http://www.myphysicslab.com/pendulum1.html

 

Planet X

stereo gravity simulator

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Workshops

 

ISS experiments for schools 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/station_education_prt.htm

 

Worksheets and activities

 

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/F_Astronauts_in_Training.html

 

http://www.nasaexplores.com/search_nav_5_8.php?id=03-008&gl=58

http://www.nasaexplores.com/show_58_teacher_st.php?id=030306153541

http://www.nasaexplores.com/show_58_student_st.php?id=030306153541

 

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Starheads website:

Find an astronomer 

http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/~heck/sfheads.htm