Teaching/Learning Resources for Physics Education


On these pages, the CAP archives resources and links for educators and students, at all levels, to learn more about physics and its impact on our world.  Bookmark or check back regularly for new resources.  If you have suggestions for further links, contact the CAP at cap@uottawa.ca

Lesson plans to help young children understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts

  • New:  October 20. Power of Ideas Tour

Free “Power of Ideas” tour available to Ontario Schools in Spring 2018 from Perimeter Institute. Additional information available here.  If you are interested in bringing this tour to your school please complete an Expression of Interest

Includes science and physics lesson plans, webcasts and videos, online courses and poster

TED’s education initiative — short customizable video lessons about physics and science worth sharing, aimed at educators and students

On 2015 October 6, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita of Super-Kamiokande in Japan and to Arthur B. McDonald of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration in Canada. During discussions that day, members of the DPE google group were delighted to accept Jason Donev’s offer to share his slides on the topic, as they could serve as an excellent resource for physics educators to discuss the Nobel Prize winning physics with their students.

published in the August 2006 issue of Scientific American.

articles related to curricular change, new teaching methods, laboratory experiments at school and college, and technical training for a technical future

Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest celebration of the amazing feats of science and engineering happening right here at home.

The physics of hockey is a broad subject of analysis, covering key aspects related to performance and equipment design

Physics Education resources from the American Physics Society

A site to provide college instructors with high-quality, field-tested problem-based learning activities

CAP’s recommended undergraduate physics curriculum for Canadian universities

YouTube video to teach students about Pi

YouTube videos to explore the world through science.

Science and engineering videos featuring experiments, interviews, demos and discussions about science

An interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimension, dark matter, acellerators and particle detectors.


A expansive directory of images, resources, documents and other resources to aid those interested in space, science, and physics 

Resources and teaching tools about the earth and space sciences from the National Earth Science Teachers Association