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Feynman's double-slit experiment gets a makeover - physicsworld.com

Feynman's double-slit experiment gets a makeover - physicsworld.com | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Latest version of famous thought experiment is truest yet, say physicists
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Workshop Tutorials for Physics

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These workshop-style tutorials and accompanying activities guide students in all topics of physics.

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MIT Engineering K-12 Videos

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These videos were produced by MIT students to highlight the Institute and its students as super-qualified sources for hands-on projects, demonstrations, and laboratory experiments.
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26 videos on a variety of topics

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What Is Light? Young's Double Slit Experiment

Light is so common that we rarely think about what it really is. But just over two hundred years ago, a groundbreaking experiment answered the question that ...
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Marc Reif's comment, February 24, 2013 9:31 AM
Nice one!
Marc Reif's comment, February 24, 2013 9:31 AM
Wish my students were so impressed when I do this in class with the overhead.
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Arkansas Conceptual Physics Inventory

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Arkansas Conceptual Electricity and Magnetism
Conceptual Inventory Construction and Self Testing SiteThis site allows a visitor to test his or her conceptual knowledge of electricity and magnetism. Electricity and magnetism inventories can also be constructed and printed from the site. 
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Relativity: Einstein's theory of relativity in animations and film clips. Einstein Light

Relativity: Einstein's theory of relativity in animations and film clips. Einstein Light | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Relativity: Einstein's theory of special relativity in multimedia tutorial. The introductory level takes 10 minutes, but has links to over 40 explanatory pages giving greater depth and detail.
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Edison’s Cradle? A Kinetic Toy Reinvented with Light | Colossal

Edison’s Cradle? A Kinetic Toy Reinvented with Light | Colossal | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
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Class project anyone?

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Physics of Particle Colliders

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Students will utilize conservation of mass-energy to explain how the annihilating collision of a proton and an anti-proton can produce a particle with six times the mass of either.

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Many other interesting activities.

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APlusPhysics

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APlusPhysics is an online resource for high school physics students, featuring physics tutorials, physics videos, forums, blogs, and activities to build deep conceptual understanding
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Free Energy – Why Won’t This Work? | WellHome.com

Free Energy – Why Won’t This Work? | WellHome.com | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

One of the more interesting memes to come out of 4chan are posts of rudimentary drawings of inventions or scenarios that, at first glance, seem to violate the laws of physics and allow for something supernatural to occur. One of the most common types of of these posts are ones related to “free energy” or perpetual motion. We’ve taken ten of these images and askedSteve Nelson, a Physics professor who holds a Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, to explain why these somewhat intuitive ideas fall flat in real life.

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Earth- A Matter of Gravity

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In this problem set, learners will analyze a map of Earth's gravity field derived from satellite data to answer questions on gravity averages and anomalies in certain regions. Answer key is provided.
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Goal-less problems

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I talked about my use of goal-less problems on my physics semester exam. The essential idea is that the question is actually just a description of a situation. The student's job is to model the sit...
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MIT Physics Demonstrations

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MIT Tech TV is the video-sharing site for the MIT community. It supports community through the aggregation and distribution of science, engineering, and MIT-related video on the web.

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Physics Demos in electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, SHM, conductivity and mechanics

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How to write effective questions for evaluating deep learning

How to write effective questions for evaluating deep learning | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
"Are my students really learning anything?" When I ask teachers from all corners of the world about what worries them most about their teaching, this is by far the most popular response...they wond...
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Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics | Smarter Every Day 58

High Speed video. Cats. Physics. Weightlessness. Of all my videos, if you don't share this one, you probably never will. Please consider sharing by clicking ...
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The Brutal Physics of Football | Big Think TV | Big Think

The Brutal Physics of Football | Big Think TV | Big Think | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Ainissa Ramirez, hailing from the birthplace of American football, Yale University, walks us through the major physics concepts at work in the sport.
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Physics Circus

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The National Science Foundation's Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Marc "Zeke" Kossover, performs a series of physics feats and explains the science behind them.
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Understanding the Cavendish Experiment

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Henry Cavendish, in 1798, performed the experiment that can be used to measure the gravitational constant, G, however Cavendish calculated Earth's density not G.
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Marc Reif's comment, January 24, 2013 9:10 AM
Cool. The article referenced in this page is here, for everybody to read: http://archive.org/details/philtrans01861213
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Can you analyze me now? Cell phones bring spectroscopy to the classroom | News Bureau | University of Illinois

Can you analyze me now? Cell phones bring spectroscopy to the classroom | News Bureau | University of Illinois | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline developed a cell-phone spectrometer for high school chemistry classes. He wrote free software that analyzes JPEG images taken by students' cellular phones.

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Goodyear Blimp | Blimp Basics

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Within the long-standing tradition of Goodyear Blimps have come numerous technological innovations. From the lights on the outside to the controls on the inside, this interactive tour will give you an in-depth look at these amazing airships.

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NASA Wavelength Digital Library

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NASA Wavelength is your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs.
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