Physics - Introduction to Physics answers questions


stars in the sky
The Milky Way


Laws of Motion






Simple Machines

Physics Projects

Bibliography and further reading about physics:


Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound, by Janice VanCleave (1991). Ages 9-12. All good activities.

Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Physics, by Corinne Stockley (2007). Ages 9-12. Not, as you might think, in an alphabetical format.

Physics: Why Matter Matters!, by Dan Green and Simon Basher (2008). Ages 9-12. A good intro - NOT high school level physics.

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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

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Now that the weather's nice, try some of these outdoor activities! How about bicycle polo, or archery for a Medieval Islam day? Or kite flying or making a compass for a day in Medieval China? How about making a shaduf for a day in Ancient Egypt? Holding an Ancient Greek Olympic Games or a medieval European tournament? Building a Native American wickiup?