Senior Cycle Physics - Subject Resources


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Physics Applets


Walter Fendt Applets


A useful collection of applets for physics teaching.


Applets by CKNg

Useful applets from a Hong Kong physics teacher. 


Interactive Java Tutorials

Great resources from the Molecular Expressions Website.


Physics 2000

These are the some of the more popular and fun applets in Physics 2000.


The Interactive Library

The Interactive Library is about "real interactivity".  The database contains hundreds of activities that make use of sophisticated java and shockwave programs.


Fowler's Physics Applets

Newton’s Cannon, Rutherford scattering and more great applets from Michael Fowler at the University of Virginia.


General Applets

Java applets on various topics in physics.


University of Oregon Physics Applets

Applets on astrophysics, mechanics, energy and heat.


Fun @ Learning Physics

This site contains a colourfully illustrated electronic textbook, Java applets for interactive simulations of dynamical processes, non-interactive movies illustrating other topics and a multiple-choice tutorial.


Optics Bench

Simulated optics can be carried out here.



Realistic simulation of the collision of electrons and positrons in the LEP at CERN.


Powers of Ten Applet

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth.  Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude to reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.  After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.


Quark Applet

Put the correct combination of quarks and/or antiquarks together to make the resulting hadron.


Physics Applets, are small flexible Java applets designed for science education.