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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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Gary Faust's curator insight, January 27, 2013 11:02 PM

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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US NSF - News - The Science of Speed

US NSF - News - The Science of Speed | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
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The Science of Speed explains the scientific principles that are so essential to the NASCAR experience. Viewers learn how science makes cars powerful, agile, fast and safe--and how these same principles affect their own cars.

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Direct Measurement Video Library

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Scroll through this library of direct measurement videos. You can step through the video frame-by-frame. Use the grids, rulers, and frame counters to make measurements from the videos.For each video, sample ...
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Usain Bolt vs. Gravity

Who's faster over 10 meters - the fastest sprinter in the world, or gravity? Also, explore a map of the big bang! http://www.bigbangregistry.com MinutePhysic...
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Cristiane Tavolaro's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:51 PM

Usain Bolt... sabe tudo de física!!!

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Bowling Ball Grand Prix

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The activity will help give students a kinesthetic feel for the inertia concept. This lab is a great way to provide students with an experience that can be very thoroughly discussed and analyzed.

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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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Physics of Nuclear Power Plants

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Students use conservation of mass-energy to explain how a nuclear power plant operates. Students will explore nuclear energy by researching and arguing for or against federal approval to operate Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant's reactors for 20 more years.

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Toy Box Physics: The Ollie *Viewers Choice Winner*

This is my entry into the Toy Box Physics Film Contest. I focus on the ollie and explain the physics between the board and rider during the maneuver. Please ...
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Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics

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A Comprehensive Collection of Franklin's Electrical Works and a lab manual 'Ben Franklin As My Lab Partner - Experiments in Electrostatics'

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Cristiane Tavolaro's curator insight, December 14, 2012 5:41 PM

Material interessante para História da Ciência.

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Determine the Speed of Sound

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I will go through a process that will allow you to determine the speed sound travels. This is a classic physics lab that in the past would have requir...
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MicroLabs - Effective, brief, hands-on science experiments.

MicroLabs - Effective, brief, hands-on science experiments. | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

47 easy demos that could be used as mini-labs.

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