Photo credit: Discovery Channel On the Mythbusters episode titled Crash Force, Adam and Jamie focus on Newton’s 3rd law to determine whether two cars colliding head on at 50 mph each, is the same as one car traveling at 100mph, colliding a stationary wall. dordi from Sweden, has put together a free lesson plan on […]
Photo Credit: Dr. Skateboard (Bill Robertson) & Edutopia Dr. Skateboard uses his passion for physics and his love of skateboarding to help connect the two for young people. Check out his short video. Photo credit: Action Science Fundamentals of Motion Photo credit: Action Science Speed and Velocity Forces Newton’s 1st Law Newton’s 2nd Law Newton’s […]
Photo credit: National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation has created a series of short videos to explain Newton’s Laws of Motion, using NFL football to explain the concepts. Newton’s 1st Law Newton’s 2nd Law Newton’s 3rd Law
Photo credit: Veritasium What is a Force? is Photo credit: Veritasium Disclaimer: Gravity draws two objects together. We are pulled towards the surface of Earth more dramatically because our mass is smaller than the Earth’s. Inside the body, there are atomic forces at work holding together one’s atoms.
Photo credit: Manhattan Beach Unified School District The Observing Human Traits Lab is a great activity that provides students a way to make observations about genetic traits, collect data, and to look for patterns to determine which traits might be dominant or recessive. Disclaimer: As scientists gain more insights, we are learning that some observable […]
Photo credit: Philosophical Chairs is an excellent strategy to use to structure a classroom discussion. To review the ground rules, see the video above. Some topics for discussion, that are focused on genetics, are listed below: Should we grow GM crops? Should we create babies by design?
Photo credit: momondo.com Momondo is a travel search site that believes that travel broadens people’s minds by expanding their experiences. Ultimately, they hope that people will travel more as they find that the differences of others are a source of inspiration rather than intolerance and prejudice. To help humanity tear down barriers, and to bridge […]
Untamed Science has created a number of short videos to teach students about scientific concepts and to answer many interesting questions that are based in science. Here are some of the music videos that they have made, which tie in well with what is taught in 6th and 7th grade. Photo credit: Untamed Science […]
Photo credit: Novel Games Ltd. In the game Rainbow Mechanic, players generate a rainbow by placing or removing mirrors so that the light can be reflected towards the prism. If light cannot be reflected to reach the prism, you can press the Reset button to start over. There are solar powered devises, such as flashlights, […]
Photo credit: Ben Tibbetts Blob’s Story is a game that students can use Newtonian physics to help Blob meet up with its love.