Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports Editor's Note: VideoAmy here ... I'm excited to have Edutopia's new Web Video Strategy Coordinator, Keyana Stevens, guest curating today's Five-Minute Film Festival. You may be seeing more of Keyana in this space moving forward, I'm sure you'll love her picks as much as I do! All the attention around the World Cup last month got me thinking: sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore scientific concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Use these videos to inspire your students to look beyond the surface of the game's latest score and find out why a ball bounces, how physics keeps a bike upright, and how a football slices through the air to travel long distances.
Math, Physics, and Engineering Applets Oscillations and Waves Acoustics Signal Processing Electricity and Magnetism: Statics Electrodynamics Quantum Mechanics Peanut Software Homepage Page last updated: 13 Sept 12 For automatic notification of updates to these pages, you can subscribe to my RSS feed. My page of FAQ (27 Sept 10) is added to as necessary. Simulations to exercise thinking skills Check out these Stagecast Creator simulations and watch ideas come to life on the screen! Students can test concepts, create simulations that show their understanding, and explore what will happen under different conditions -- all things that are difficult to do with animations or other media. Advanced Search: Search for specific criteria like subject, description, and interactivity! Get Help: Read the instructions for more information about viewing and downloading simulations.
Simple Mechanics Cams The basic principle of the cam is to turn a circular motion into a linear one. This is referred to as reciprocating movement. Physics - Content by Unit The surprising discovery that the universe is not static resulted from a long series of observational developments in astronomy. Establishing the distances to other galaxies and their recession from us was the work of many minds and hands. Building telescopes, making instruments to record and analyze the light they gather, deducing the properties of bright stars, applying measurements of those stars to measure distances, and heroic efforts to measure the spectra of galaxies all built the foundation for the discovery of cosmic expansion. Figure 4: Edwin Hubble at the telescope. Source: © AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.
Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Chances are, if you have a smartphone or tablet, you’ve played Angry Birds. While Candy Crush Saga might currently top the charts, Angry Birds is the best selling app of all time. From an educator’s perspective, what’s exciting about Angry Birds’ popularity versus something like Candy Crush is that getting good at Angry Birds means skillfully – and often unconsciously – using conceptual physics knowledge. It’s something video games have been doing for years, but Angry Birds brought it to a mass audience, sneaking a bit of science into many students’ digital diets.
HyperPhysics Concepts About HyperPhysics Rationale for Development HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation. For the most part, it is laid out in small segments or "cards", true to its original development in HyperCard. The entire environment is interconnected with thousands of links, reminiscent of a neural network.
Energy & Machines Activities and Games Free Downloads Physical Science Sorry this category is so small. I don't often get stuck in situations where I have to generate physical science resources. Evolution of the Universe - GigaPan Time Machine Jump to: From GigaPan Time Machine Direct Cosmological Simulations of the Growth of Black Holes and Galaxies This timelapse shows the distribution of matter in a simulated universe on large scales. The computer simulation was carried out using the cosmological hydrodynamic simulation code P-Gadget on facilities provided by the Moore Foundation in the McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon University. Simulation and visualization by Yu Feng (CMU), Tiziana Di Matteo (CMU), Rupert Croft (CMU), Volker Springel (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies), Nishikanta Khandai (CMU), Anirban Jana (Pittsburgh SuperComputing Center), Jeff Gardner (University of Washington).