Kia Ora, Hello and Welcome to the Whangarei Girls' High School NCEA3 Physics Wiki
There are two purposes for this page:
Firstly, to provide a handy place for links to useful and/or interesting sites.
Secondly, to provide a place where the lesson plans, lesson notes and other handy files can be stored and accessed online. This could be handy for reference, review or for people who are not able to attend classes right now because they are away from school for sickness or field trips.
Photoelectric equipment.JPG
Hayley took this picture of the three main parts: the microammeter, the photoelectric cell and the "Power Pack" (source of stopping voltage). Thank you Hayley!


Prefix Multiplier Mnemonic – courtesy of Monica Booth. Thank you Monica!
Mnemonic
Name
Multiplier
Peter
pico
x 10-12
now
nano
x 10-9
mses
micro
x 10-6
my
milli
x 10-3
“kakes” (to)
kilo
x 103
Make
Mega
x 106
Girls
Giga
x 109
Twirl
Tera
x 1012

THE FIRST PART - LINKS
The Physics Education Trust (PhET) from the University of Colorado in the USA kindly make available their simulations to everyone.
There are some linked here. Try them out - and the others here too. You might like to hunt out more and, if you like them, let me know and I'll post a link. Click on their descriptions and try them out. I strongly urge you to have a go because it takes the learning from "memorisation" to "understanding", which is a really helpful step.
WAVES
Waves on a string
Interference of sound and
Interference of light
Resonance
Standing Waves on a violin string
The connection between frequency in Physics and Pitch in Musical Notation
How do 3D glasses work? - a youtube clip from two mad passionate Physicists
The youtube clip from "The Big Bang Theory" explaining the Doppler Effect
A clip showing natural frequency, resonance and beats (MIT lab)
The 2013 Waves Exam Booklet The 2013 Waves Exam Marking Schedule
The 2014 Waves Exam Booklet The 2014 Waves Exam Marking Schedule
MECHANICS
Animation showing SHM is 1 component of circular motion
The Help Site "No Brain Too Small"
Professor Paul G. Hewitt demonstrating the Conservation of Angular Momentum
The World's Fastest Ice Skate Spin (Conservation of Angular Momentum)
Unbalanced force, torque, angular acceleration and rotational inertia
youtube clip of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Failure in 1940 (resonance)
2013 NCEA3 Mechanics Booklet 2013 Mechanics Marking Schedule
2014 NCEA3 Mechanics Booklet 2014 Mechanics Marking Schedule
MODERN PHYSICS
Alpha Decay simulation
wikipedia page on the visible part of the Hydrogen Spectrum
ELECTRICITY AND ELECTROMAGNETISM
Video of High Voltage Worker - Faraday Cage and Earth Isolation
DC Electricity simulation
A simulator for AC circuits with resistors, capacitors and inductors
APPLYING TO ALL ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS
NZQA's Formula Sheet
Mr Stewart's Schol Channel on youtube - from Takapuna Grammar
A simulator for AC circuits with resistors, capacitors and inductors
The "Search Physics" page from NZQA This can be used to find standards AND old exam papers AND marking schedules AND commentaries. It is more useful than many people realise.
Sal Khan tutorials on Algebra These are small "lecturettes" with worked examples to help with Algebra.
Sal Khan Physics tutorials These cover our three main external achievement standards ALONG with some other stuff we don't need for our course.
The NZQA list of NCEA3 Physics standards - with hotlinks
The NZQA list of NCEA3 Physics Assessment Reports and Judgement Statements - with hotlinks
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/ncea-resource/achievements/2013/as91521.pdf
The Physics Lounge - resources for those aiming for Merits and Excellence (plus Scholarship resources too)
Sixty Symbols - a collection of explanatory videos from some passionate Physicists at the University of Nottingham in the UK
INTERESTING STUFF THAT APPLIES TO NONE OF THE ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS


THE SECOND PART - NON-LESSON FILES
There are some files that are important and useful but don't contain Physics. They contain administrative stuff like course outlines and so on. Useful and important but without Physics content.





This is a simplified version of the standard with the key parts emphasised





THE THIRD PART - VIDEO CLIPS AND SONGS
There are some really neat songs and video clips about Physics. The web is a BIG place. Here are some interesting ones to whet your appetite. If you find something else that you think is interesting and you think it might be worth posting, please send me a link. If I agree, it will go up.
Mechanics
A nice little song about the Physics of Motion - a fid code nomination if you walk in singing it.

A clip showing the conservation of angular momentum on a typing chair

A youtube simulation of a rolling race between ball, hoop and cylinder

Eric Idle's Original Universe Song (caution: it contains one slightly rude word at the end)

Eric Idle's New Biological Version of the "Galaxy Song"

Modern Physics

A song called Radioactive - (nothing to do with Physics but it sounds pretty neat)

General Interest (not part of any Achievement Standard)


This is the link to the 6min video on the trick for finding the fifth root of numbers

Waves

A video by a Physics Lecturer from the USA on the Physics of Music(19 mins)
A video clip of the strings on a guitar seen from INSIDE the guitar with a phone video camera

THE FOURTH PART - Mr H's youtube clips
The Quantum Particles Argument Song
The Quantum Waves Argument Song

Finally, feel free to email me with comments about this wiki page. I've put my email in the rather cryptic form below as this will reduce the chances that my email address will get harvested by spambots.

haggis(dot)henderson(at)wghs(dot)school(dot)nz
I hope you find this page useful. Please send me an email and let me know if you liked it, disliked it or would like to see some changes and/or additions and/or deletions. I value your thoughts.

Cheers and thanks

Haggis Henderson
Physics and Science Teacher
Whangarei Girls' High School
Tuesday the 13th of October 2015 at 1011hrs