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Still learning how to solve projectile motion problems after 20 years of study

Still learning how to solve projectile motion problems after 20 years of study | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
To me, one of the most enjoyable things about teaching physics is the opportunity to continually learn new things. I've now been studying physics for over 20 years (with about half of that time in ...
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Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each

Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
From Ancient Greece to quantum mechanics, or what a Chinese room and a cat have to do with infinity.
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Circus Physics | Classroom | Circus | PBS

Circus Physics | Classroom | Circus | PBS | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
These eight short videos use circus performers and footage to introduce basic physics concepts to anyone interested in physics, as well as high school students.
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The Bigger Ball Drops Faster — and Other Myths of Physics

The Bigger Ball Drops Faster — and Other Myths of Physics | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Our minds are filled with folk science — and it gets in the way of real learning...
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» Another Look at Launch Speed in Angry Birds

» Another Look at Launch Speed in Angry Birds | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
If the sling shot is like a spring, launching at higher angles should produce lower initial velocities.
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Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR

Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Lecturing has never been an effective teaching technique, and now that information is everywhere some say it's a waste of time. Now, physicists have the data to prove it. But efforts to lose the lecture encounter resistance — sometimes from students.
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Physics Buzz: How the Engineers Stole Christmas

Physics Buzz: How the Engineers Stole Christmas | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

Santa has around 1/1000th of a second to park the sleigh, hop out, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left for him, get back up the chimney, jump into the sleigh and get on to the next house.

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Finding Higgs Boson, or God Particle, Will Resolve Scientific Mysteries

Finding Higgs Boson, or God Particle, Will Resolve Scientific Mysteries | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Isolating the Higgs Boson, or God particle, would resolve some of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.
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Why a physicist needs speech team and wind ensemble

Not long ago, someone asked me if I thought my high school prepared me well for becoming a physicist. The short answer is, "Definitely." I was lucky to attend an excellent public high school in the...
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Open Source Physics

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The Open Source Physics project seeks to create and distribute curricular material for physics computation and computational physics education at all levels.
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Scientists Claim Neutrinos Are Faster Than Light : NPR

Scientists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics are now touting a successful second experiment that may challenge Albert Einstein's long-held theory of relativity. The results show that neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light.
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Bear McCreary Reveals the Physics Behind Your Favorite Science Fiction Theme Tunes

Bear McCreary Reveals the Physics Behind Your Favorite Science Fiction Theme Tunes | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
When you think about science fiction theme tunes, chances are there are a few that are especially stirring and heroic. Star Wars. 2001: A Sp...
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Football, Physics, and Symmetry

Two linemen colliding can light a 60W bulb for over a minute! Cool book on habits: http://www.charlesduhigg.com minutephysics is now on Google+ - http://bit....
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The Blog : Everything and Nothing : Sam Harris

The Blog : Everything and Nothing : Sam Harris | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape.
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Cosmic Log - Solar blast heading our way

Cosmic Log - Solar blast heading our way | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
The sun has unleashed a blast in Earth's direction, and that should cause brighter-than-normal auroral displays this weekend.
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Common Types of Forces (BFPM Cheat Sheet)

Common Types of Forces (BFPM Cheat Sheet) | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Before we can start building the Balanced Force Particle Model, we have to overcome some language problems. As was frequently said at the Modeling Workshop that I attended (and is repeated frequent...
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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...
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Power of Ideas - Perimeter Institute

The Power of Ideas is an interactive learning module designed to help you understand these paradigm shifts – exactly what about our conceptual frameworks was unified, and the transformative effect it has had on our world.

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Mind-Bending Documentary from the BBC



Infinity. It's a puzzling concept....
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Physicist's crowd-sourcing philosophy gains traction in the classroom

Physicist's crowd-sourcing philosophy gains traction in the classroom | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

How do you create a generation adept at collaborative problem solving and critical thinking?

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