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# PhysicsLearn

Connections to learning resources for physics teachers and students
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## Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube! - YouTube

Standing waves of fire! Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Fysikshow: http://bit.ly/Fysikshow - I'm hosting Michio Kaku in Brisbane and Melbourne: ht...
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## McCulley's HTML 5 Physics Lab Simulations

The simulations listed below were written to work on computers, tablets, phones and other handheld devices with HTML 5 capable browsers. All functionality for these programs comes from using the mouse or the touch screen an no keyboard usage is required.

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## Basic Saucer Physics (a video response) - YouTube

This is not part of the actual course about humans. It's rather a video response to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0SZZTBQmEs, an earthling video about the ...
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## The Chain Fountain, Explained

A startling video of a long bead chain spilling out of a container and rising into the air provided an intriguing puzzle for two Cambridge physicists.
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## 'Gravity' - NASA's Real-Life Images from Space

NASA images of the International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA astronauts and various images of Earth captured from space. Credit: NASA
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## Student Video Library

Jump down to: One Dimensional Motion | Two Dimensional Motion | Forces and Motion | Rotation | Impulse and Momentum | Energy | Simple Harmonic Motion | Sound | Light One-Dimensional Motion How fast is that? (July ...
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## Confusion Regarding Newton's Third Law of Motion

Recently on the Modeling Instruction listserv there was a discussion about difficulties that students have with Newton's Third Law and how teachers might best address these difficulties. It appeare...
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## Animating a Bouncing Ball - Wired Science

Here are three different ways to animate a bouncing ball. Which one looks the best?
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## Sport Activity Packs | OLE Community Blog

In our Olympic Sport Activity Packs you’ll find everything you need to teach your students about four of the top events at this year’s winter Olympic games. Each sport contains an overview and history of the sport, featured athletes, competing countries, and a primary and secondary Authentic Learning lesson plan.

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## Physics of Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics events offer the perfect opportunity to bring the excitement of the sport into your classroom and, at the same time, demonstrate the physics behind each event. With so much content related to physics and sports, we’ve recently created a resource page, entitled "The Physics of Winter Olympic Sports". You’ll discover content from AAPT journals on the physics of hockey, skating, curling, and so much more. These articles are available free for current members and subscribers.

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## WHAT IS NASA PHYSICS?

NASA Physics does two things. As the name implies it uses the examples from NASA’s exploration of the Earth and cosmos to raise the level of interest and, hopefully, excitement about physics. Secondly, NASA Physics is short, selecting the most important big ideas so that students come away understanding them even if they may not have been exposed to every detail commonly jammed into a normal textbook. NASA Physics is also meant to startle sometimes; to be unlike a textbook in using natural ways of communicating including jokes and humor

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## Why ROYGBIV Is Arbitrary

Our division of the rainbow comes from Newton—but it's more subjective than scientific.
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## Gliding High: Designing Paper Airplanes Based on the Physics of Flight

In this lesson, students design, build, test and modify paper airplanes based on the physics of flight and inspired by a Times article about the Perlan Project.
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## How One Teacher Is Making High School--and Physics--Fun by Gamifying The Classroom

Shawn Young turned physics class into a role-playing game, and now he's made the game available to teachers everywhere.
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## Roller Coasters

Many extreme roller coaster these days have vertical loops. Have you noticed that these loops are never circular? Why is this?

They all, also, seem to have the same similar ‘inverted teardrop’ appearance. Why is this?

Clearly there is the same physics and mathematics involved in their designs. Let’s take a look and see if we can derive a formula to describe their shape.

Why are roller coaster loops not circular?

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## Physics demonstrations: rolling uphill

Some of the best and most enjoyable demonstrations of physics principles can be put together quite readily with very cheap materials.  A good example of this was the simple version of the Magdeburg...
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Simple hack turns RaspPi into an FM transmitter with a 100 meter range. Broadcast your favorite music throughout your house, dorm, or football field.
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## Can You Solve This? - YouTube

Can you figure out the rule? Did you see the exponents pattern? http://youtu.be/AVB8vRC6HIY Why do you make people look stupid? http://bit.ly/12Fmlpl How do ...
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## The Arsenal

The gear behind the sports of the Winter Games.
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## Day 106: Rotational Motion Unit

Today we started rotational motion in Honors Physics. We haven't taught this topic for five year, and I'm thrilled its back in the curriculum. We're trying to approach it in a modeling-centric mann...
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## If you can fall for the length of a football field at 60 miles per hour, you can be a ski jumper

Gravity is defeated, for a beat or two, when it all works perfectly, and "it’s a great feeling because you can just float," says Jessica Jerome of the United States, who will be competing in the first women's ski jumping competition at an Olympics.
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## Felix Baumgartner's Disorienting and Amazing Fall From Space

What it feels like to step out into Earth's atmosphere.
John Myrick's curator insight,

I once made a jump of 17 000 feet while serving with the US Army, What Felix did was go 10 time higher!!!!

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## Flappy Bird Physics Is Real Life

If you don't already know, Flappy Bird is the hot new mobile game right now. The premise is simple: navigate the bird through the gaps between the green pipes. Tapping the screen gives a slight upw...
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## Direct-Measurement Video of Energy in a Pendulum - YouTube

Is energy conserved as the pendulum swings? For more videos like this one: http://goo.gl/ipe1C
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## How Do You Measure the Magnetic Field? - Wired Science

Here are two methods you can use to measure a magnetic field.
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