PGP Video Resources
This page lists video clips useful for teaching physics.
Physics Pre-Lecture Videos:
This list of physics videos was originally created by the folks at the University of Illinois. They cover a variety of topics.
HippoCampus has a lot of physics video topics. Some have questions built in to the video.
has video mini-lectures covering entire physics courses. Also available on the
APlusPhysics YouTube Channel
and, if you have a Roku box for your television, the
APlusPhysics Roku Channel
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Physics C: E&M
NY Regents Physics
Physics Video Database
Community. More than 500 physics videos, organized by topic, and growing. Please feel free to submit more!
While they lack clarity, and sometimes mistakenly lead folks to common incorrect misconceptions, Khan Academy does exist. Their material is posted here:
MIT has some video lectures presented by a variety of folks:
Walter Lewin is entertaining
Direct Measurement Videos:
Direct Measurement Videos
are short, high-quality videos of real events that allow students to easily explore, measure, and predict physical phenomena. I use them as formative inquiry activities and then summative exercises towards the end of the unit.
Colliding Particles - Hunting the Higgs
This is a new (2009) collection of videos describing the process of science by showcasing the work of three physicists. Has great teacher resources, including student activities, power points and downloadable videos.
This is a collection of videos ranging topics from RFID tagging to NASCAR. Sorted by topic. In particular, I like the interview with Professor Muller at UCB about his Physics for Presidents course, and why it is important for our leaders to understand physics.
Science With Mr. Noon
YouTube 10 minute clips
full lectures on Yahoo! Video
These clips show classroom physics activities, Fermilab lectures on Modern Physics, and behind the scenes tours of Fermilab particle physics experiments.
An Introduction to Saturday Morning Physics
PBS's Nova Episode Magnetic Storm:
Great 60 minute episode! Download questions to guide students at link below (credit unknown).
Magnetic Storm questions (.pdf):
NOVA - Magnetic Storm.pdf
from Francie Cashman
Falling Meter Stick with Pennies on top in Slo-mo:
This clip shot with a Casio EX-F1 shows that the end of the meter stick has an acceleration greater than g (1.5g) and that at about the 67 cm point, the acceleration is equal to g. Shot by Dan Burns with the help of Rebecca Nixon.
Links to great physics videos and video archives around the web
St. Mary's Physics Video Links
St. Mary's Physics YouTube Channel
- "Old School" physics videos and demos
Tutorials for creating a YouTube Channel for your class -
"Show me the Physics"
YouTube Channel -
- Tony Mangiacapre -
Physics for Future Presidents
. This course offered at UC Berkley is for non-physics majors. It examines a number of topics from nuclear physics to the physics of stealth that all relate to current topics. There is a popular book written by the professor and all of the lectures are posted here. If you click on
you can even download the videos.
Physics for Future Presidents
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