Kids Korner - What's It All About? Acknowledgements Kids Korner is made possible by the creative, talented and dedicated team consisting of the following: Valerie Williams Valerie Williams, Apogee’s Art Director and Lead Artist is the creator and artistic talent behind Kids Korner. Margaret M. Margaret M. Michael Overstreet, Product Manager Michael Overstreet is Apogee’s Kids Korner Product Manager and the mastermind of the site’s programming and navigational design. Susan Gilbert, Curriculum Development Susan Gilbert brings to Kids Korner and its growing number of support materials her education and experience as an instructional designer and her enthusiasm for energy education. Dick Niess, Technical Director Dick Niess is Kids Korner’s technical reviewer responsible for assuring accuracy and clarity of the concepts covered on the site.
How Circuits Work" Have you ever wondered what happens when you flip a switch to turn on a light, TV, vacuum cleaner or computer? What does flipping that switch accomplish? In all of these cases, you are completing an electric circuit, allowing a current, or flow of electrons, through the wires. An electric circuit is in many ways similar to your circulatory system. Your blood vessels, arteries, veins and capillaries are like the wires in a circuit. The blood vessels carry the flow of blood through your body. Your heart is the pump that drives the blood circulation in the body. Take the simple case of an electric light. The diagram above shows a simple circuit of a flashlight with a battery at one end and a flashlight bulb at the other end. Circuits can be huge power systems transmitting megawatts of power over a thousand miles -- or tiny microelectronic chips containing millions of transistors. In this article, we'll learn about the two basic types of electric circuits:
Student Video Library - PER INQUIRY Jump down to: One Dimensional Motion | Two Dimensional Motion | Forces and Motion | Rotation | Impulse and Momentum | Energy | Simple Harmonic Motion | Waves| Sound | Light One-Dimensional Motion How fast is that? Space Shuttle launchview (Quicktime Video 12.9MB Feb16 14)download (Quicktime Video 12.9MB Feb16 14) Two-Dimensional Motion Hover puck on lab floorview (Quicktime Video 2MB Jul7 12)download (Quicktime Video 2MB Jul7 12)YouTube Forces and Motion Force and acceleration with glider on an air track (Multi-video)Gen-2 dmv player Forces on ramp part 2: perpendicular to ramp dmv playerdownload (Quicktime Video 7MB Feb15 14) Metal cylinder sliding across a tabledmv playerdownload (Quicktime Video 107kB Jul7 12) Puck sliding on a smooth surface (fast)DMV Playerview (Quicktime Video 6.3MB Nov8 13)download (Quicktime Video 6.3MB Nov8 13) Puck sliding on a smooth surface (slow)DMV Playerview (Quicktime Video 7.1MB Jul15 13)download (Quicktime Video 7.1MB Jul15 13) Rotation Impulse and Momentum Energy
About NEED More than 30 years ago, the NEED Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. Since its founding, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment and engage and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students. NEED is expanding and evolving to best meet the needs of teachers and students – in the classroom and beyond. NEED students and teachers understand energy. The same principle is present in NEED training.
Electrcity: History & Science © Matthew Modoono Indoor bolts produced by the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator spark exciting explorations of lightning, conductors, insulators, electricity, magnetism, and storm safety. Seating is first come, first served. Now Showing Schedule Approximately 20 minutes long See schedule Location Theater of Electricity Find on map Recommended for Grades 3 – 12 and adults Free with Exhibit Halls admission Accessibility: American Sign Language Interpretation Available Upon RequestAssistive Listening Devices Available At Information DeskWheelchair Accessible Kids Zone: Our Electricity What is electricity? Where does it come from? Did you know? Electricity Concepts - All About Circuits It was discovered centuries ago that certain types of materials would mysteriously attract one another after being rubbed together. For example: after rubbing a piece of silk against a piece of glass, the silk and glass would tend to stick together. Indeed, there was an attractive force that could be demonstrated even when the two materials were separated: Glass and silk aren't the only materials known to behave like this. Anyone who has ever brushed up against a latex balloon only to find that it tries to stick to them has experienced this same phenomenon. This phenomenon became even more interesting when it was discovered that identical materials, after having been rubbed with their respective cloths, always repelled each other: It was also noted that when a piece of glass rubbed with silk was exposed to a piece of wax rubbed with wool, the two materials would attract one another: More attention was directed toward the pieces of cloth used to do the rubbing.
Home SxT Heelan Science Welcome! On this website you should find all of the materials you need for Physics, Honors Physics, Chemistry Principles, and AP biology courses at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa. Use the navigation bar to the left to view the particular class and unit you're interested in. If you click on the "Biology, "Chemistry," or "Physics" links, you will find a list of homework assignments and their due dates. To download materials on this website, you may need to download Dropbox onto your tablet or click "Allow popups from this website." If you have any questions about the content found on this site or are in need of any assistance, please feel free to contact me by mail, email, or phone using the information found below: Travis Monk 1021 Douglas Street Sioux City, IA 51104
Mike's Electric Stuff The Energy Story - Chapter 1: Energy - What Is It? Energy causes things to happen around us. Look out the window. During the day, the sun gives out light and heat energy. At night, street lamps use electrical energy to light our way. When a car drives by, it is being powered by gasoline, a type of stored energy. The food we eat contains energy. We learned the definition of energy in the introduction: "Energy Is the Ability to Do Work." Energy can be found in a number of different forms. Stored and Moving Energy Energy makes everything happen and can be divided into two types: Stored energy is called potential energy. With a pencil, try this example to know the two types of energy. Put the pencil at the edge of the desk and push it off to the floor. Now, pick up the pencil and put it back on the desk. How Do We Measure Energy? Energy is measured in many ways. One of the basic measuring blocks is called a Btu. Btu is the amount of heat energy it takes to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit, at sea level. 1.