PhysicsLearn
Follow
Find
8.0K views | +11 today
Scooped by Dolores Gende
onto PhysicsLearn
Scoop.it!

Physics experiments

Physics experiments | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Physics experiments...
more...
No comment yet.
PhysicsLearn
Connections to learning resources for physics teachers and students
Curated by Dolores Gende
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube! - YouTube

Standing waves of fire! Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Fysikshow: http://bit.ly/Fysikshow - I'm hosting Michio Kaku in Brisbane and Melbourne: ht...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

McCulley's HTML 5 Physics Lab Simulations

McCulley's HTML 5 Physics Lab Simulations | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

The simulations listed below were written to work on computers, tablets, phones and other handheld devices with HTML 5 capable browsers. All functionality for these programs comes from using the mouse or the touch screen an no keyboard usage is required.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Basic Saucer Physics (a video response) - YouTube

This is not part of the actual course about humans. It's rather a video response to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0SZZTBQmEs, an earthling video about the ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

The Chain Fountain, Explained

The Chain Fountain, Explained | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
A startling video of a long bead chain spilling out of a container and rising into the air provided an intriguing puzzle for two Cambridge physicists.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

'Gravity' - NASA's Real-Life Images from Space

NASA images of the International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA astronauts and various images of Earth captured from space. Credit: NASA
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Student Video Library

Student Video Library | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Jump down to: One Dimensional Motion | Two Dimensional Motion | Forces and Motion | Rotation | Impulse and Momentum | Energy | Simple Harmonic Motion | Sound | Light One-Dimensional Motion How fast is that? (July ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Confusion Regarding Newton's Third Law of Motion

Confusion Regarding Newton's Third Law of Motion | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Recently on the Modeling Instruction listserv there was a discussion about difficulties that students have with Newton's Third Law and how teachers might best address these difficulties. It appeare...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Animating a Bouncing Ball - Wired Science

Animating a Bouncing Ball - Wired Science | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Here are three different ways to animate a bouncing ball. Which one looks the best?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Sport Activity Packs | OLE Community Blog

Sport Activity Packs | OLE Community Blog | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

In our Olympic Sport Activity Packs you’ll find everything you need to teach your students about four of the top events at this year’s winter Olympic games. Each sport contains an overview and history of the sport, featured athletes, competing countries, and a primary and secondary Authentic Learning lesson plan.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Physics of Winter Olympics

Physics of Winter Olympics | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

The 2014 Winter Olympics events offer the perfect opportunity to bring the excitement of the sport into your classroom and, at the same time, demonstrate the physics behind each event. With so much content related to physics and sports, we’ve recently created a resource page, entitled "The Physics of Winter Olympic Sports". You’ll discover content from AAPT journals on the physics of hockey, skating, curling, and so much more. These articles are available free for current members and subscribers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

WHAT IS NASA PHYSICS?

WHAT IS NASA PHYSICS? | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

NASA Physics does two things. As the name implies it uses the examples from NASA’s exploration of the Earth and cosmos to raise the level of interest and, hopefully, excitement about physics. Secondly, NASA Physics is short, selecting the most important big ideas so that students come away understanding them even if they may not have been exposed to every detail commonly jammed into a normal textbook. NASA Physics is also meant to startle sometimes; to be unlike a textbook in using natural ways of communicating including jokes and humor 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Why ROYGBIV Is Arbitrary

Why ROYGBIV Is Arbitrary | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Our division of the rainbow comes from Newton—but it's more subjective than scientific.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Gliding High: Designing Paper Airplanes Based on the Physics of Flight

Gliding High: Designing Paper Airplanes Based on the Physics of Flight | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students design, build, test and modify paper airplanes based on the physics of flight and inspired by a Times article about the Perlan Project.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

How One Teacher Is Making High School--and Physics--Fun by Gamifying The Classroom

How One Teacher Is Making High School--and Physics--Fun by Gamifying The Classroom | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Shawn Young turned physics class into a role-playing game, and now he's made the game available to teachers everywhere.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Roller Coasters

Roller Coasters | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

Many extreme roller coaster these days have vertical loops. Have you noticed that these loops are never circular? Why is this?

They all, also, seem to have the same similar ‘inverted teardrop’ appearance. Why is this?

Clearly there is the same physics and mathematics involved in their designs. Let’s take a look and see if we can derive a formula to describe their shape.

Why are roller coaster loops not circular?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Physics demonstrations: rolling uphill

Physics demonstrations: rolling uphill | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Some of the best and most enjoyable demonstrations of physics principles can be put together quite readily with very cheap materials.  A good example of this was the simple version of the Magdeburg...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Raspberry Pirate Radio

Raspberry Pirate Radio | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Simple hack turns RaspPi into an FM transmitter with a 100 meter range. Broadcast your favorite music throughout your house, dorm, or football field.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Can You Solve This? - YouTube

Can you figure out the rule? Did you see the exponents pattern? http://youtu.be/AVB8vRC6HIY Why do you make people look stupid? http://bit.ly/12Fmlpl How do ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

The Arsenal

The Arsenal | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
The gear behind the sports of the Winter Games.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Day 106: Rotational Motion Unit

Day 106: Rotational Motion Unit | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Today we started rotational motion in Honors Physics. We haven't taught this topic for five year, and I'm thrilled its back in the curriculum. We're trying to approach it in a modeling-centric mann...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

If you can fall for the length of a football field at 60 miles per hour, you can be a ski jumper

If you can fall for the length of a football field at 60 miles per hour, you can be a ski jumper | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Gravity is defeated, for a beat or two, when it all works perfectly, and "it’s a great feeling because you can just float," says Jessica Jerome of the United States, who will be competing in the first women's ski jumping competition at an Olympics.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Felix Baumgartner's Disorienting and Amazing Fall From Space

Felix Baumgartner's Disorienting and Amazing Fall From Space | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
What it feels like to step out into Earth's atmosphere.
more...
John Myrick's curator insight, February 3, 9:21 AM

I once made a jump of 17 000 feet while serving with the US Army, What Felix did was go 10 time higher!!!!

Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Flappy Bird Physics Is Real Life

Flappy Bird Physics Is Real Life | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
If you don't already know, Flappy Bird is the hot new mobile game right now. The premise is simple: navigate the bird through the gaps between the green pipes. Tapping the screen gives a slight upw...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

Direct-Measurement Video of Energy in a Pendulum - YouTube

Is energy conserved as the pendulum swings? For more videos like this one: http://goo.gl/ipe1C
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dolores Gende
Scoop.it!

How Do You Measure the Magnetic Field? - Wired Science

How Do You Measure the Magnetic Field? - Wired Science | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Here are two methods you can use to measure a magnetic field.
more...
No comment yet.