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Is Racewalking a Sport?

What is a sport? Do arbitrary and technophobic rules matter? Help share science with the world and translate MinutePhysics into other languages! http://trans...
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Science of NFL Football: Kinematics

Science of NFL Football: Kinematics | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
NFL running backs show us how body position, acceleration, and velocity help put points on the scoreboard...
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Understanding v-t Graphs

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There are two types of information that one normally wishes to find from a velocity versus time graph. The first and simplest objective is finding the acceleration. The second is to find a position versus time graph that produced the velocity versus time graph.

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Levitating Barbecue! Electromagnetic Induction

At the Palais de la Decouverte in Paris, they showed me this experiment where a 1kg aluminium plate is levitated above a large coil of wire that is being sup...
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Exploring balanced forces and the nature of locality with slinkies

Exploring balanced forces and the nature of locality with slinkies | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
I started this blog 2 years ago to mostly record the things I was doing in my physics classes. It’s been quite some time since I’ve written anything about physics teaching, so I thought...
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LivePhoto Physics Project: Fan Cart

LivePhoto Physics Project: Fan Cart | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

This series shows a dynamics cart with a fan mounted on it. It is useful for sorting out the signs of acceleration in various cases.

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The $2 Interactive Whiteboard

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Yes, you read that correctly. The TWO DOLLAR interactive whiteboard. But first… The $2,000 interactive whiteboard While watching the video, count how many times the kids are interacting with ...
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NASA's Huge Mars Rover Curiosity: 11 Amazing Facts

NASA's Huge Mars Rover Curiosity: 11 Amazing Facts | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
A look at the Curiosity rover's science instruments and what they can do.
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Physics of Juggling with the Tardy Brothers

Center of Mass and juggling 'objects' is explained with the help of the world famous High Energy Juggling Duo of Matthew and Jason Tardy.
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Understanding x vs t graphs

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Given a particular position versus time graph, we need to be able to describe the motion of an object.

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THE BEST Multimeter tutorial (HD)

What to look for in a multimeter and to use a multimeter to measure voltage, current, resistance and continuity. Multimeter link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/...
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This 'Mousetrap' can crush a car -- and teach physics

This 'Mousetrap' can crush a car -- and teach physics | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
If the crooked blue staircase, colorful crank and dangling bathtub looked familiar, well, that's the point.
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Journey in Technology: Pseudoteaching: Laboratory Experiments

Journey in Technology: Pseudoteaching: Laboratory Experiments | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

Laboratory work is essential in the sciences; after all, don't we want our students to have a first-hand experience of thinking like scientists?

Why then are ‘cookbook’ type of labs ubiquitous?

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Magnetic Field Activities

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Helps students understand the vector nature of fields, the ubiquity of fields in the environment, and the 3-dimensionality of fields.

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Optimal Lawn Mowing Patterns | Wired Science | Wired.com

Optimal Lawn Mowing Patterns | Wired Science | Wired.com | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
What is the best way to mow your yard? Back and forth? In squares?
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Using Direct Measurement Videos to Teach Physics

Using Direct Measurement Videos to Teach Physics | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Peter Bohacek, Henry Sibley High School, peter.bohacek@isd197.orgMatthew Vonk, University of Wisconsin - River FallsEllen Iverson, Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton CollegeKarin Kirk, Science ...
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Marc Reif's comment, August 7, 2012 10:00 AM
This is the most awesomest thing ever. Their videos are full of things I always wanted to do and never got around to. They will be great with my ipads next fall. Thanks, Dolores!
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Operation Physics: Children's science misconceptions

Operation Physics: Children's science misconceptions | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

A list compiled by the Operation Physics Elementary/middleschool physics education outreach project of the American Institute of Physics.

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Brigham French's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:03 AM

List of common misconceptions for science related material. First step in conceptual change model is identifying misconceptions.