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Sport Science: Brady Ellison

ESPN Video: John Brenkus and the Sport Science team examine the science behind Brady Ellison's archery skills.
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Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles

Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
A summer program at Johns Hopkins University puts high schoolers' ingenuity to the test — building bridges out of nothing but spaghetti and glue.
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Football physics: The "impossible" free kick - Erez Garty

Football physics: The "impossible" free kick - Erez Garty | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
In 1997, Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos set up for a 35 meter free kick with no direct line to the goal. Carlos’s shot sent the ball flying wide of the players, but just before going out of bounds it hooked to the left and soared into the net. How did he do it? Erez Garty describes the physics behind one of the most magnificent goals in the history of football.
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Ideas to Review for AP 1 Test

Ideas to Review for AP 1 Test | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Below are a series of simulated situations used to illustrate major ideas in physics. Next to each link I give you a few things to consider as you explore the environment that was recreated in the program.
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Series of simulations that illustrate physics concepts. 

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Take a look at these questions, you will see something like this on tomorrows test. Good luck!

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Kitchen Science: We Used Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Kitchen Science: We Used Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
There's a new use for those stale Easter marshmallows you still have lying around: calculating a constant that governs the universe.
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A Battery Doesn't Store Charge, But How Does It Work? | WIRED

A Battery Doesn't Store Charge, But How Does It Work? | WIRED | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
How does a battery work? Does it store electric charge? No. Here is a model that explains the workings of a battery.
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How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.”

This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the
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Science + music = audio frequency visualizations

Science + music = audio frequency visualizations | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
With help from a Chladni Plate, vibrating liquid on a speaker dish, a hose pipe optical trick, ferrofluid, a Ruben’s Tube, and a Telsa Coil, New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford showcases audio freq...
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Physics Interactives

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Welcome to Physics Interactives! This section of our website features a collection of HTML5 interactive pages that allow a user to explore a physics concept. Some Interactives are simulations that allow a user to manipulate an environment and observe the effect of changes in variables upon the simulation. Other Interactives are skill building exercises in which a user practices a skill that is crucial to learning some aspect of physics. And still other Interactives provide game-like environments that require the user to use a physics concept to meet a challenge. The Interactives are intended to be used by the individual student or learner who is attempting to further understand the concept or by a teacher-led classroom as part of a lesson or homework assignment. Most of the Interactives are accompanied by an activity sheet that suggests ways to use the widget. 

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Day 25: Dueling Fan Carts

Day 25: Dueling Fan Carts | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Based on the bowling ball and mallet activity, our force-motion model was: tapping = changing motion no tapping = constant motion Enter the dueling fan carts. We go through various configurations o...
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This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun

This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Local Projects teams up with the New York Hall of Science to build an app that reveals the physics of the playground.
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Physics Invention Tasks

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We develop tasks in which students use data from contrasting cases to invent ratio or product quantities, rules or equations to characterize a variety of physical systems. Students work through sequences of such tasks to ramp up from everyday contexts to more abstract physics contexts. 

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Updated Measurement Uncertainty Activities

Updated Measurement Uncertainty Activities | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Like [last year]( we started Honors Physics with Measurement Uncertainty activities. Based on last year's experience, last fall's Illinois Science Education Conference, and this summer's QuarkNet w...
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AP Physics 1 Essentials

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AP Physics 1 Essentials is the ultimate review book and exam prep book for AP Physics 1.
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Great supplement questions matched to Learning Objectives and Science Practices of the new AP Physics 1 course.

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Circuits and Charges: A Physics Active Exam

Circuits and Charges: A Physics Active Exam | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
This fall, I will be starting my 2nd year at a really cool progressive day school in NYC. The science curriculum is in the process of evolving, but the current program has 9th and 10th graders rota...
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The Physics Video Vault

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Matt Blackman ‏@UniverseAndMore has collected videos on a variety of units in physics.

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How Physics Explains Thor's Hammer And Captain America's Shield

How Physics Explains Thor's Hammer And Captain America's Shield | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits theaters Friday. To get prepped, I talked to Professor Jim Kakalios of the University of Minnesota, who researches nanocrystalline semiconductors by day and is the au...
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The mystery of the magnetic train

The mystery of the magnetic train | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
This past week, thanks to Laughing Squid and other sources, a lot of people watched and were amazed by this simple demonstration of electromagnetism in action. It is billed as the "world's simplest...
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The Science of 'Interstellar' Explained (Infographic)

The Science of 'Interstellar' Explained (Infographic) | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Wormhole travel across the universe and supergiant black holes are just some of the wonders seen in the film 'Interstellar.' See how the film's astrophysics works in this Space.com infographic.
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Blue Physics

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Blue Physics by David Derbes is a free textbook (PDF), released under a Creative Commons license.

It is intended to be a "teach yourself" text for adults, covering first year college physics.
Knowledge of high school algebra is a prerequisite; calculus is taught as needed.
No prior knowledge of physics is presumed.

The book has many historical notes and worked examples. Internal references are hyperlinked.

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McCulley's HTML 5 Physics Lab Simulations

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

The simulations listed below are programs that I wrote for my students to use in lab as a complement to a live part of the lab. These programs 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.

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Next-Generation Molecular Workbench

Next-Generation Molecular Workbench | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Molecular Workbench is already one of the most versatile ways to experience the science of atoms and molecules, and now we're making it work in Web browsers everywhere.
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Student Difficulties With Wave Concepts

Student Difficulties With Wave Concepts | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
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Student Difficulties with Waves:Research methods and contextResearch into student mental modelsEvidence for the existence of mental modelsStudent use of mental models in advanced topicsRelevance for studies of quantum mechanics
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The Acceleration of Moon Dust | Science Blogs | WIRED

The Acceleration of Moon Dust | Science Blogs | WIRED | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
This is a video I mentioned a while ago as a potential project for video analysis. Why? Because it’s on the moon and that makes it have a double cool factor. Dust on the Moon I love this video, not just because it is in HD, but because it shows someone driving in a car…
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