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Texts, prac books and problem books

Some of the print resources listed here may be out of print. They have been included because they may still be available from libraries, bookshops and private collections. Second hand copies may be availabel online

Text Books

  • Chapman, R et al. 2005, Heinemann Physics 12, 2nd edn, Student Pack (textbook and CD-ROM), Teacher Resource and Assessment Disk, Heinemann, Melbourne.
  • Conference Proceedings of AIP/STAV Physics Teachers Conferences 1992-2006.
  • Fry, C et al. 2005, Heinemann Physics 11, 2nd edn, Student Pack (textbook and CD-ROM), Teacher Resource and Assessment Disk, Heinemann, Melbourne.
  • Fullick, P 2000, Heinemann Advanced Science, 2nd edn, Heinemann, UK.
  • Giancoli, DC 2000, Physics: Principles with Applications, 5th or 6th edns, Prentice Hall.
  • Hewitt, P 2001, Conceptual Physics, Pearson Education, USA.
  • Kane, JW & Sternheim, MM 1988, Physics, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  • Lofts, G et al. 2005, Jacaranda Physics 1, 2nd edn (including CD-ROM), John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • Lofts, G et al. 2005, Jacaranda Physics 2, 2nd edn (including CD-ROM), John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • Storen, A & Martine, G 2004, Nelson Physics, VCE Units 1 and 2, 3rd edn, Nelson (textbook, teacher resource book), Melbourne.
  • Storen, A et al, 2005, Nelson Physics, VCE Units 3 and 4, 3rd edn, Nelson (textbook, teacher resource book), Melbourne.

Sources of communication articles

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Microsoft Word

SATIS, Science in Society Readers and SISCON

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These are three sets of UK Curriculum material that emphasis teaching Science in a social context. This document explains the purposes behind each of them and gives examples from each of physics related material. The units for each of the sets can be downloaded from the National STEM Centre website at the links below.

  • "Inside Science" inserts in New Scientist.  They ceased in the late 1990's, but can be obtained by subscribing to New Scientist or by buying the complete set from Amazon or other suppliers.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 11 STAWA.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 12 STAWA.

Sources of practical activities

  • Armitage, F et al. 1988, Physics Demonstrations, STAV Publishing.
  • Freier, G D & Anderson, F J 1981, Demonstration Handbook for Physics, AAPT Publishing.
  • McKittrick, B 1991, Physics Experiments and Student Investigations, McGraw Hill.
  • Gardner, E D & White, R T 1972,Practical Physics, McGraw Hill
  • O'Keeffe, D & Embury, J 1992, Investigating, STAV Publishing.
  • Swift, D G 1983, Physics for Rural Development, Wiley New York.
  • Walker, J 1988, The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers, Wiley, New York.
  • Physics Investigations in Context: Year 11 STAWA.
  • Physics Investigations in Context: Year 12 STAWA.

Problem Books

  • Association for Science Education, Science and Technology in Society, ASE (available from online from National STEM Centre).
  • Boydell, S 2005, Checkpoints Physics Unit 3, 2013, Cambridge University Press, Victoria.
  • Boydell, S 2005, Checkpoints Physics Unit 4, 2013, Cambridge University Press, Victoria.
  • Burrows, R & Lane, M, 2005, VCE Study Pack Physics Unit 3, 2nd edn John, Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • Burrows, R & Lane, M, 2005, VCE Study Pack Physics Unit 4, 2nd edn John, Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • Champion, N & Dediwalage, R, 2006, Active Physics for Senior Students Units 1 & 2, Nelson, Melbourne.
  • Champion, N & Dediwalage, R, 2006, Active Physics for Senior Students Units 3 & 4, Nelson, Melbourne.
  • Davies, M et al The Leading Edge: VCE Physics Units 3 & 4, Harcourt Education Australia, Melbourne
  • De Jong, E & McDonald, H 2005, Smartstudy, Units 1, 2, 3 & 4 NEAP Melbourne.
  • Gardner, P & McKittrick, B 1985, Problems in Physics, McGraw-HiII.
  • Physics Investigations in Context Year 11 1994, STAWA.
  • Physics Investigations in Context Year 12 1994, STAWA.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 11 1993, STAWA.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 12 1993, STAWA.
  • Tilley, C &Griffiths, J, 2005, Physics Notes Units 3, 4, A+ Publishing, Melbourne.