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# PhysicsLearn

Connections to learning resources for physics teachers and students
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## Interactive Examples

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Interactive Examples (IE's) are quantitative homework problems whose "help" comes in the form of more questions. Eventually, enough information is given in the helps to work the problems, but we hope that as students work their way through these examples, they acquire some better understanding of how to approach these kinds of problems. In particular, we hope that these examples help students learn to develop problem-solving strategies that are based on conceptual understanding rather than equation manipulation. In fact, once the student correctly answers the initial problem, we present a recap of the solution in terms of sequential conceptual, strategic and quantitative analyses. Following the recap, we ask the student some conceptual follow-up questions to test understanding.

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## This Guy Reinvented the Wheel ... by Turning It Into a Cube

Seriously.
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## Introducing Newton's Laws with Learning Cycles / Labs, Activities, and Other CoolStuff

This exploratory’s emphasis is on the introduction of Newton's 1st, 2nd and 3rd laws. At each station students are asked to perform one or more activities and answer questions based on their observations. These stations use a variety of...
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## Physics of Bird Migration - Untamed Science Video

You know it's spring when you see migratory birds returning from their wintering grounds. It's pretty incredible to think that some of them have crossed expa...
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## Magic Tricks with Refraction - Teslamania 2011

Gillian Winters shows us several tricks to teach the refraction of light. For more on refraction: http://www.stmary.ws/highschool/physics/home/notes/waves/wa...
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## You're Eye-to-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean. What Does It See?

A deep dive into how the most intelligent creatures in the ocean perceive their world.
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Great information about optics and vision.

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## Going Beyond the Physics Textbook

I have the honor of being invited by Discovery Education to attend their second "Beyond the Textbook" forum to be held this Wednesday and Thursday at their headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. ...
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## The Pendulum

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Six pendulum experiments.

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## Goal-less problems

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

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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## The Shape of Sound

The shape of sound by the MIT Engineering K-12

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## How to write effective questions for evaluating deep learning

"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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## NewtonsLawsForRotation

An introductory lecture on Newton's Laws for Rotation. The angular acceleration for several systems are determined using free body diagrams. This is similar ...
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## Electric Circuits - starting at the end.

We only have a couple weeks of class left, and there's not enough time to do the traditional Physics B sequence that I've used for electricity with my seniors that asked for a non-AP physics course...
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## Quick and easy Stirling engine video plans - Scrap To Power

Free plans for alternative energy generators, such as Stirling engines, wind, solar, and thermoelectric made from scrap re-purposed items.
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## Making Audio Speakers from Household Materials | Carolina.com

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Students will make speakers from ordinary household materials and, in the process, discover the science of how speakers create sound.

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## LoggerPro Graphing Tutorial

I lead a session at this year's DuPage County Science Institute on [LoggerPro](http://www.vernier.com/products/software/lp/) for graphing (a.k.a. because life is too short to struggle with Excel). ...
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You are a game designer for Rovio Entertainment, the company that makes Angry Birds.  The human resources department wants your input. They are hiring several programmers to build the physics engin...
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## Acceleration and Skydiving - Untamed Science Video

More videos on the blog www.olecommunity.com
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## Feynman's double-slit experiment gets a makeover - physicsworld.com

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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

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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Nice one!
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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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