PhysicsLAB
Welcome to the online physics program, PhysicsLAB™!

PhysicsLAB was started in June, 1997, while I was teaching at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. As of July 2016, the website includes almost 1900 interactive lessons, labs and worksheets. You may examine the curriculum through any of the links provided on the sidebar.

On the Collegeboard AP Physics website links to PhysicsLAB can be found as Lecture Notes and Tutorials within each content area of the Topic Outline listed in the AP Physics Web Guide. PhysicsLAB is included, as Physics Lab Online, in the American Association of Physics Teachers' ComPADRE website for recommended instructional materials and in the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). The Maryland State Department of Education has included the labs in PhysicsLAB in its online instructional toolkit. Cambridge University's Department of Engineering has included resources from PhysicsLAB in their online undergraduate program. All of this in addition to the greatest affirmation that lies in the fact that countless teacher-based instructional websites throughout the nation link to PhysicsLAB to assist their school's students with its lessons, worksheets, and labs.

My curriculum maps for AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2, the restructured courses officially replacing the AP-B course in 2015, are linked on the sidebar from the AP Review Sessions.

Also available on site are three collections of past state and national tests which have been re-formated in to interactive formats. A compilation of random number practice exercies can also be accessed for the sidebar. These worksheets allow students to practice "classic" problems with a different set of values each time they reload the page. Additionally the sidebar provides links to general groupings of interactive resource lessons, worksheets, and labs.

The Table of Contents presents the site's curricular materials in a chapter format, while the search engines allow you to locate curriculum by course, curriculum group, topic, skill, and keyword. Any of the original curriculum which was not converted to our new XML format can still be accessed by visiting PhysicsLAB's first edition companion website, Curriculum Guide, where online materials are organized into content areas and instructional units for visiting educators. Note: this listing is limited to materials created from 1997 until 2003 and is no longer as comprehensive as our current search engines and Table of Contents.

Collateral math lessons, studyaids, and practice pages that support over 150 algebra, geometry, trig, calculus, and statistics topics needed for the successful completion of high school science courses are available through AlgebraLAB, an two-year project funded by Florida's Enhancing Education Through Technology grants.(2002-05)

PhysicsLAB will continue to be maintained and new curriculum developed each year. Please take a moment and generalize yourself with the directions on how to use PhysicsLAB. Although there is no fee to access these materials, my usage and copyright requirements are provided on the site's Directions page.




PhysicsLAB
Copyright © 1997-2016
Catharine H. Colwell
All rights reserved.
Application Programmer
    Mark Acton
AlgebraLAB
Copyright © 2003-2016
All rights reserved.
Application Programmers
    Mark Acton
    Jeremy R. Blawn
Project Director
    Catharine H. Colwell


LearningXchange
Copyright © 2003-2016
All rights reserved.
Application Programmer
    Jeremy R. Blawn
Project Director
    Catharine H. Colwell
CCTT
USDOE Challenge Grant
Copyright © 1997-2003
All rights reserved.
Project Director
    Marshall Ransom