General relativity, the geometric theory of gravity developed by Albert Einstein in the early 1900's, is today considered one of the twin pillars of modern physics. Along with quantum mechanics, it is fundamental to our understanding of the universe.
In this posting I discuss the advantages of using simulations, different types of simulations, simulation resources, and instructional strategies about implementing simulations in the science classroom.
Links to Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics are provided.
Library of challenges using household items. 60 seconds on the clock.
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People are playing these deceptively difficult games at home, at work and at parties. The show features everyday Americans competing in 60-second challenges with household objects for a shot at a million bucks.
For all of the games, previous episodes and info on becoming a contestant go to nbc.com/minutetowinit.
Dolores Gende's insight:
Great collection of 'hook' activities with step-by-step directions.
The Physics Classroom utilizes Flickr photo service to aid in teaching physics.
Dolores Gende's insight:
We physics teachers are so eager to make our course come alive. Our eagerness spurs a good deal of effort to relate the applicability of physics principles and laws to everyday occurrences. We love to show that video or photograph or movie clip that depicts some application of physics in a lively, unique and practical manner. Our wish is that every student walk away from our course with the confidence in and appreciation for the fact that physics matters - that it relates to and enriches our experiences in life. And being that our subject describes the physical world that our students will touch, see, feel, hear and move around in, it isn't that difficult of a task to convey this message that physics matters.
This section of The Physics Classroom website makes an effort to to assist teachers in bringing the physics matters message to our classrooms. The Physics Classroom combines with one of the web's most popular photo sharing sites (Flickr) to produce a toolbox for physics teachers.
Xiangjun Shi, otherwise known as Shixie, studied animation at RISD and physics at Brown. Then, she harnessed her training in both disciplines to create an animation explaining the virtue of studying physics.
30-page illustrated guide to fundamentals of measurement. This is intended to be a clear, comprehensive overview of effective measurement technique. Intended for advanced high school or introductory college level ...