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Teaching Forces - Misconceptions and how to overcome them - Neil Atkin. Forces and how to teach them A great Newton’s third law experiment to try below – more ideas on my Forces Pinterest page here One of the many problems faced by physics teachers is that the terminology we use in a very precise way is often used very arbitrarily in the ‘real world’ Forces is a bad one; “She forced me to do it”“It was an act of force”A force of natureThe armed forces Possibly the worst of the lot when it comes to confusing the concepts –“May the Force be with you “ !

Teaching Forces - Misconceptions and how to overcome them - Neil Atkin

The Force? Before we start teaching Forces we should look at the common misconceptions Probably the biggest single misconception is that when you push or throw an object that there continues to be a force in the direction of motion. When you stop pedalling on a bike you come to stop. The science of macaroni salad: What's in a mixture? - Josh Kurz.

A mixture is a combination of two or more substances that are not chemically united and do not exist in fixed proportions to each other.

The science of macaroni salad: What's in a mixture? - Josh Kurz

Most natural substances are mixtures. Here's the basics of mixtures. Check out this website for a short explanation of the differences between elements, compounds, and mixtures. Still uncertain? Read this answer. The 2,400-year search for the atom - Theresa Doud. Ernest Rutherford Although Ernest Rutherford is well known for his discovery of the nucleus, he did a lot of other research and experiments into topics other than the atom.

The 2,400-year search for the atom - Theresa Doud

He started his career studying electricity and magnetism and it wasn’t until he left his home of New Zealand and moved to Cambridge, England that he started working with the atom. Working under J.J. Thomson at Cambridge University, Rutherford investigated electrical conduction in gases using X-rays. When radioactive atoms were discovered in the late 1890s, he switched his experiment to use radioactivity instead of X-rays to initiate electrical conduction in his gases.

In 1911 after returning to England, Rutherford conducted his most famous experiment with alpha particles and gold foil which lead to his discovery of the nucleus. Where are the Electrons? After Rutherford discovered the nucleus, Neils Bohr (another of J.J. POLARITY, COHESION and ADHESION. Water is truly an amazing substance.

POLARITY, COHESION and ADHESION

Check out the water properties section on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website to find out more about what makes water so special.Click on this link to access the National Science Foundation’s “A Special Report: The Chemistry of Water” where you can click through a series of links to get more in-depth information on water chemistry.Check out this link for some quick and interesting experiments that illustrate some of the properties of water discussed in the TED-Ed animation.Click this link to complete a virtual lab that examines some of the properties of water. Lesson Starter Movies. Life in the Freezer. Graphing Stories - 15 seconds at a time. How much water is there on Earth, from the USGS Water Science School.

All Earth's water, liquid fresh water, and water in lakes and rivers View full size The Earth is a watery place.

How much water is there on Earth, from the USGS Water Science School

Levitating Barbecue! Electromagnetic Induction. Michael Faraday - My Favourite Scientist. The Future Of Transportation Depends On Magnetic ... What is a Force? Water and You: The Water Treatment Process. Michael Pritchard makes filthy water drinkable. "Drinking from the sea", explore how and why sea water is desalinated. Cheese Omelet. SydneyWaterTV. Water and You: The Water Treatment Process. Water Quality Testing Lab with Sonia Hesp. How To Wash Your Hands In Space. Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science!

Teaching the Hypothesis. Update: Much of the explanation below I’ve now published in The American Biology Teacher – Strode, P.

Teaching the Hypothesis

K. (2015). Hypothesis Generation in Biology: A Science Teaching Challenge & Potential Solution. The American Biology Teacher 77:500-506. In science, there is no one scientific method. In fact, we practice scientific methodology in various ways. Stile. How to Balance Chemical Equations: 10 Steps. 10 Amazing Science Tricks Using Liquid! An original Apple 1 computer built by Steve Jobs is up for auction and could sell for £500,000. An original Apple 1 computer has come up for auction, and the starting bid is almost a quarter of a million pounds.

An original Apple 1 computer built by Steve Jobs is up for auction and could sell for £500,000

The Register reports that high-end auction London house Christie’s is selling off the vintage device, which was launched in 1976. Just 200 were ever made, and they were hand-built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, “but only a quarter of those still exist,” says the auction house in the listing. The starting bid is £240,000 ($US370,000), with 13 days left — but is expected to go for considerably more than that. Christie’s estimates the final price will be between £300,000 ($US464,000) and £500,000 ($US773,000). 100,000 Stars. Complexity.zone - AR/VR Solar System for Google Cardboard.

DuckDuckGo. Under water explosions and fluid dynamics. Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2. Year 7 Living World. Year 7 Chemical World. Year 7 Physical World. Year 7 Earth and Space. Electric Flame. DuckDuckGo. Year 7 Living World. Year 7 Chemical World. Year 7 Physical World. Year 7 Earth and Space. Year 8 Living World. Year 8 Earth and Space. Water Molecule Model Building Activity. Here is a simple activity to help students learn about water’s polar nature.

Water Molecule Model Building Activity

Students build models of a water droplet while indicating hydrogen bonding between water molecules. Students also use paper cut-outs to demonstrate the ability of water to dissolve ionic compounds. Water Molecule Model Building Activity I have also included links to several short episodes of a series from the National Science Foundation called Chemistry Now. These can be helpful during a review of biochemistry. If you like this activity, then you might also like these biochemistry review activities with interactives from Concord Consortium’s Next Generation Molecular Workbench. Biochemistry Activity: Hydrogen Bonds and Polar Molecules. Atom-Bill Nye. Introduction to Inquiry Learning. Excerpted from the YouthLearn Guide and Website, visit www.youthlearn.org for more on inquiry and project-based learning.

Introduction to Inquiry Learning

A (Somewhat) New Approach to Educating and Inspiring Kids Inquiry-based learning is not a new technique—in fact, it goes back to education philosopher John Dewey—but it does stand in contrast to the more structured, curriculum-centered framework of today's schools. Asking questions is at the heart of inquiry-based learning. The goal is not to ask just any questions, of course, but ones that youth honestly care about. Your role is to guide the youth in finding the answers themselves and encourage them to ask new questions along the way.

Google. LAB SAFETY Video - I Think School.com. LAB SAFETY Video - I Think School.com. Lab Safety for 7th grade Science. LAB SAFETY Video - I Think School.com. Soap Souffle #190.