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Center for the History of Physics
This site has rich visual archives and lots of info on famous scientists.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

The Center for History of Physics, a site maintained by the American Institute of Physics (ADP), provides exhibits, sample syllabi, booklists, and other resources for physics history and its allied fields.
Navigation of this user-friendly site is easily accomplished by using the menu on the left side. Additionally, a search tool and a site map are available.

Teachers, students, or anyone interested in the field of physics would profit from visiting this site. The exhibits offer interactive modules for learning about prominent physicists such as Marie Curie and Albert Einstein and important research such as the discovery of the electron, global warming, and nuclear fission. Additionally, the exhibits include several mini-exhibits featuring brief vignettes of famous physicists. The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives offers thousands of historical photographs, drawings, slides, engravings, and other images and video materials. These materials can be searched by name or browsed by alphabetical order. Teachers can find sample syllabi, booklists, and links to related information. Researchers can learn how to access the other materials held at the Niels Bohr Library, such as the collection of oral history interviews that includes over 3,000 hours of interviews with thousands of physicists, astronomers, and others.


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