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November 2001

Fear of Physics
Physics made easy!


"FearOfPhysics.com shows you physics in action. This site is an interactive, highly visual, and non-technical way for you to see the laws of physics in action."
The main page has a simple index layout without glitz and glitter; the concepts are illustrated with neat animated gifs.
Fear of Physics is easily navigated and user-friendly. The main page is an index of all the resources, and internal pages have a link back to the main page as well as a link to see a different animation.
This is a painless way for students of all ages to learn about the laws of physics. Young children are always inquisitive about the world around them, and this site helps explain such things as "why things fall" and "how a seesaw works." Older students can use the site independently to learn about such physics concepts as atoms and the Doppler effect. All students will enjoy the interactivity and the visuals. After all, the authors of the site created it so that users could "come and 'play' with the laws of physics for a while." Included is a tool for teachers to create quizzes.

Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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