Kickstart Resources

Kickstart Calendar

Kickstart YouTube channel.

Have a look at some of the videos we have on the Kickstart YouTube channel.

The videos are a showcase of what you'll see when you come to the Kickstart program.


Kickstart Blog

Kickstart Instagram


Interactive Lab tours

If you want to know what a real life working Physics lab looks like, have a look at these. Take a step inside the universities top class Physics labs, have a look around, see what you can see.

Interactive Lab tours

HSC Physics Kickstart worksheets

The Kickstart worksheets are be available for you to download and use with and without the answers. You'll also see some other relevant links.



Motors and Generators

Student worksheet

Teacher Worksheet


Ideas to Implementations

Student Worksheet

Teacher Worksheet

Superconductivity paper

Kickstart Photo Electric effect activity



Student Worksheet

Teacher Worksheet


Quanta to Quarks

Student Worksheet

Teacher Worksheet

Camelia Web Demo

Hypatia Applet


Medical Physics

Student Worksheet

Teacher Worksheet


Preliminary Physics

Student Worksheet

Teacher Worksheet

Inverse Square light intensity TSP project

Other experiments


c in a microwave





  • Physics graduate jobs. A Sydney University resource full of information for students, teachers and parent about the sort of jobs and careers that are open to you with a degree in Physics.
  • Veritasium, an element of truth. Veritasium is a science video blog which aims to present topics in all areas of science from the simplest to the most complex. The goal is to make scientific ideas clear, accessible, and interesting.
  • Amps The Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website. This project is an interdisciplinary collaboration among physics experts and academics, high school teachers, educational researchers, university students, science communicators, and web design specialists to provide resources and lesson plans linked to syllabus dot points.
  • Dr Karl The Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, delivers over 4 hours of high-quality radio science each week. One of these shows, the "Science Talkback" show on Triple J (Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 midday), attracts up to 300,000 listeners - about 1.5% of the Australian population.
  • CAASTRO is the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics at the University of Sydney School of Physics.
  • CoEPP is the Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale.
  • CUDOS research program has two central themes: micro-photonics and nonlinear photonics. CUDOS is an ARC Center of Excellence at the University of Sydney School of Physics.
  • WolframAlpha. Computational knowledge engine. Have a look (or have a play) with the incredible power that Wolfram|Alpha has. The smart phone and tablet apps are very powerful and would be a great addition to any student or teacher toolbox. Have fun!
  • Zooniverse. Real science online. Zooniverse is a citizen science project where anyone and everyone can contribute to real science. The concept is simple. Log in, follow the instructions on any one of the many science projects, and you are instantly helping scientists with their research. Follow the links to the education page for complete lessons and activities as well.
  • Khan Academy. This video resource contains over 2 600 video tutorials on a whole range of things from Astronomy to logic problems. It also has lessons, excersises, badges and rewards. All I can say is WOW! It is people like Sal Khan, who will change education.
  • TED. Technology Education and Design, is a magnificent resource of inspiring and thoughtful talks from all over the world. TED hosts presentations about all subjects. My favourites include Hans Rosling, Neil deGresse Tyson, Brian Cox and Bobby Mcferan (he's the guy that sang "Don't wory, be happy!").
  • Particulars Particulars is a game with a unique combination of arcade action and puzzle gameplay, set in the mysterious world of subatomic particles. Alison is a young scientist who feels like life has gotten away from her. Join her on a dark and strange journey through the unsolved mysteries of the subatomic realm on her way towards regaining clarity. Other particles will push and pull at you, keeping you on the brink of losing control and being dragged towards annihilation!
  • A slower speed of light is a first-person game prototype in which players navigate a 3D space while picking up orbs that reduce the speed of light in increments. Custom-built, open-source relativistic graphics code allows the speed of light in the game to approach the player’s own maximum walking speed. Visual effects of special relativity gradually become apparent to the player, increasing the challenge of gameplay.

Kickstart Newsletter

The quarterly kickstart newsletter is available here for download.

Physics Bridging Course Quizzes

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 1

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 2

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 3

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 4

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 5

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 6

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 7

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 8

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 9

Physics Bridging Course Quiz - Chapter 10