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OERs at KCC: Physical Science

Faculty Guide

This is a work in progress. Please contact the guide creator to make suggestions or to request further assistance with finding discipline specific resources. Visit the Find page for the comprehensive list of OER repositories.

OERs for the Physical Sciences

Saylor Academy
Course Resources Guide for Astronomy (includes links to texts)

 

Openstax

Astronomy

 

Wikibooks
General Astronomy


Merlot repository
Astronomy resources

 

Open Course LIbrary (University of Washington)

ASTR 101 - Introduction to Astronomy

 

Open Educational Resources

Astronomy

 

Learning Space (learning materials from Open University)
Astronomy

 

Academic Earth - Free Online lectures and courses
Astronomy

 

OER Commons

Astronomy resources

Lumen Chemistry courses - all materials open and free, but to use online homework platform, PCC must create a relationship with Lumen company, cost is $10 per student.

K-12 Chemistry open texts and activities- limit by source type on the left sidebar

Openstax Chemistry - out now; see supplemental resources under “more resources;” this includes many mapped online homework options, some at a cost to students

Openstax Chemistry: Atoms First

BCcampus OpenEd: Chemistry collection

Saylor Chem 101- most materials used (including text) are open

Saylor guide to open resources for “Chem 102”

Khan Academy, Chemistry

Phet - interactive simulations, including chemistry topics

online version of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Physics OER resources

Resources for entire courses:

From Saylor Academy:  Course Guide for Physics 102 and 103 Introduction to Classical Mechanics and Magnetism (includes texts)

 

online version of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

 

** OpenStax textbooks (This title shows up in multiple places with good reviews)
College Physics

 

Merlot repository (OER textbooks)

University Physics Volume 1

University Physics Volume 2
University Physics Volume 3

 

Open Course Library (online courses)
PHYS 100 – Physics: Non Science Majors
PHYS 221 – Engineering Physics

 

Saylor Academy courses (online courses)

PHYS 101 Introduction to Mechanics

PHYS 102 Introduction to Electromagnetism

 

Learning Space (learning materials from Open University)
Physics

 

Academic Earth - Free Online lectures and courses
Physics

 

Boundless (open content in arrangements similar to textbooks)
Physics hub

The Global Text Project
Physics

Wikibooks
Subject:  Physics

 

OpenStax repository
Physics
University Physics (calculus based)

 

OER Commons
Calculus-based Physics 1
Calculus-based Physics 2

 

Physics resources

 

Merlot

Physics resources

Open NYS - to find OER textbooks and course materials adopted at SUNY and CUNY for Earth Science

The content in the OERs by Discipline guide is adopted from Portland Community College OERs by subject guide