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Khan Academy's Physics section provides video tutorials for a broad range of topics, including One & Two Dimensional Motion, Forces, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy, Momentum, Thermodynamics, Electricity, Magnetism, Waves, and Optics. However, it's important to know that the content here isn't as robust as you'll find elsewhere on Khan Academy. The math lessons, for example, are filled with formative skill assessments that you won't find here, without the missions interface. One exception here is the section on Newton’s Laws of Motion, which includes two short skills assessments. Be aware, though -- the “hint” provided for Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion doesn't help kids figure out the correct answer; it simply gives them the correct answer. Use these physics lessons selectively, and preview them first before sending them to students. Some videos could lead to confusion or misconceptions. When you find a video you'd like to send to your students, simply click Recommend Task from the teacher dashboard.
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Key Standards Supported
Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.
Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.