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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. 

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How to find Acceleration on a Physlet

UPDATED! This video will give you instructions on how to find the acceleration in a physlet's animation. Note: you need to view the video on how to fins the ...
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The Science of Riding a Bicycle

The Science of Riding a Bicycle | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
Their basic design hasn’t changed much, but scientists still don’t fully understand the forces that allow humans to balance atop a bicycle.
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Low-Cost Physics Activities

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Physics experiments/activities do not have to be costly in time or resources. Teachers also do not need to limit their equipment purchases to "high tech" or specialty materials sold exclusively through science supply catalogs. Many valuable data collection activities can be performed using inexpensive materials that may be purchased from local department, hardware, and/or toy stores.

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The Higgs Boson, a Blip That Speaks of Our Place in the Universe

The Higgs Boson, a Blip That Speaks of Our Place in the Universe | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it
The discovery of what appears to be the Higgs boson capped one of the most remarkable intellectual adventures in human history.
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The Higgs Boson Explained

Great comic strip about an interview with a CERN physicist that clearly explains what the Higgs Boson is.

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Is The Hunt For The 'God Particle' Finally Over? : NPR

The buzz is that on July 4, scientists may announce they're closing in on the elusive Higgs boson particle.
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Holy levitating Slinky!

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In this series of slow motion clips, you can see that if you hold a Slinky by one end and drop it, the bottom end doesn't actually...
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The Engineer`s Pulse: Peer Instruction Beats out Lecturing by Factor of Two

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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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Labs for LabQuest, LabPro and GO!

Labs for LabQuest, LabPro and GO! | PhysicsLearn | Scoop.it

This site as 48 labs designed around Vernier Software & Technology interfaces and sensors.

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Sport Science: Brady Ellison

ESPN Video: John Brenkus and the Sport Science team examine the science behind Brady Ellison's archery skills.
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Synchronization of Metronomes

Five metronomes are set to 176 bpm and placed on a Foam Core board. When empty cans are placed underneath, the board is free to move from side to side and th...
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Graphs and Tracks Model

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The Graphs and Tracks Model allows instructors to create custom models of a ball rolling on a track with a variable shape. This EJS model was inspired by the Graphs and Tracks program by David Trowbridge.
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Slinky drop analysis

Over the last year there’s been a lot of posting and questioning about what happens to the bottom of a slinky when you drop the top. Here’s a good video from my friend Derek showing peo...
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