This is a short list of URL with links to tons of applets in Java, HTML5 and flash to learn STEM subjects but especially Physics. Most of these applications can be run online through a web browser so it’s not needed to download and install. Feel free to suggest more to complete the list.
- PHET site (University of Colorado): http://phet.colorado.edu
- Simulations in HTML5: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/html
- The whole list of simulations: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/index
- MyPhysicsLab site (Author: Erik Neumann): http://www.myphysicslab.com/
- Flash animations for Physics (Author: David M. Harrison, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Toronto): http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/
- Virtual Physics Laboratory (Maintained by: Fu-Kwun Hwang): http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/~teb/java/ntnujava/index.html
- Tracker: Video Analysis and Modelling Tool: Tracker is a free video analysis and modeling tool built on the Open Source Physics (OSP) Java framework. It is designed to be used in physics education. Tracker video modeling is a powerful new way to combine videos with computer modeling. https://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/
Now a short list of other sites or web pages that show a list of links to other similar resources. Their lists include some of my previous links and many others but I couldn’t check if they’re still available online.
Although not all of them are under a fully unrestricted Creative Common license it’d be unfair no to thanks the institutions and authors who are sharing online their learning resources with all of us.
A guide to starting a STEM blog and how this can help young people, research fellows and business professionals to get noticed in their field and further their career is available at Why Every STEM Professional Needs a Blog.