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Vernier Fan Attachment

How to construct and attach a constant force/acceleration fan attachment to a Vernier dynamics cart.
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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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Next-Generation Molecular Workbench

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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

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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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Direct Measurement Videos

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Direct Measurement Videos are short, high-quality videos of real events that allow students to easily explore, measure, and predict physical phenomena. Several of the videos are paired with classroom-ready activities that integrate videos into the introductory mechanics curriculum.
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How to Integrate Measurement and Uncertainty

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There are three distinct steps to integrating effective measurement technique into science instruction, and this module contains material and examples for each step. Step1: Teach the basic elements of effective ...
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The Physics of Spider-Man’s Webs | Science Blogs | WIRED

The Physics of Spider-Man’s Webs | Science Blogs | WIRED | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Spider-Man is his ability to shoot webs. But what are all the forces, tensile strengths, and other actions of these webs? Here, we break down the physics behind Spidey's iconic webbing.
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Hmm... I'll bet I can expand on this one for a post on Tekrighter's Science Blog this week!

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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...
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McCulley's HTML 5 Physics Lab Simulations

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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.

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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 ...
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The Chain Fountain, Explained

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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.
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'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
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Student Video Library

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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 ...
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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

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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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Static electricity: how does it work?

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We've probably all heard explanations about how static electricity builds up …
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STEM14

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The  technology and digital tools to help students develop scientific reasoning skills as described by the AP Science Practices.

Resources and examples of students' work.

Presentation at NSTA STEM Forum & Expo 2014

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Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown by a Balloon and a Minivan

Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown by a Balloon and a Minivan | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
If you don't already know why a helium balloon tethered to the floor of a minivan has the power to make your jaw drop, you're going to want to see this. Seriously – set aside five minutes of your time, have a seat and watch. You won't regret it.
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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.
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Roller Coasters

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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?

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Physics demonstrations: rolling uphill

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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...
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Raspberry Pirate Radio

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Simple hack turns RaspPi into an FM transmitter with a 100 meter range. Broadcast your favorite music throughout your house, dorm, or football field.
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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 ...
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