Get Ready for NextGen: Teaching Energy Multimedia Unit Elements
Grade Level: Grades K-8
Concord Consortium: Energy2D - Interactive Heat Transfer Simulations for Everyone
Free, simulation tool developed to help students grasp underlying concepts necessary to approach and solve heat transfer problems.
Cirque du Circuit: A Model Unit on Electric Circuits
A turn-key module for grades 9-12: introduces learners to concepts of electricity through animated tutorials, online circuit building, and problem-based labs in which they apply their knowledge to build an alarm system and more. The unit culminates with a look at the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla.
Viewpoint: New Particle Hints at Four-Quark Matter
Two experiments have detected the signature of a new particle, which may combine quarks in a way not seen before.
The Physics of Water in Trees
The physics of water in trees is so much more complicated than one would expect. Derek Muller's videos and this article use simple puzzles to help you to better understand some of mechanisms for water flow in trees.
New Exploratorium Opens in San Francisco
Science is comprehended not through abstract principles but through concrete experience. It is revealed not through speculation but through manipulation. We learn by exploring. two recently released free Exploratorium apps for iPads, one dealing with sound, the other with color. They show with compact simplicity how even commonplace sensations become sources of insight. Or look at the Exploratorium itself: drink deep from the water fountain shaped like a toilet. Sit in a chair holding a spinning bicycle wheel. See whether you and three other visitors with incomplete controls can collaborate on a game of Pac-Man. Wear a set of headphones that seems to swap your right and left ears. Climb into a kaleidoscope. It imbues a childhood wonder we all are born with - an excitement for science.
Scientists quietly announce a potentially huge discovery in physics
While there's still a lot of uncertainty about the nature of dark matter, it feels like physicists are closing in on the answer.
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