Astro Academy: Principia - kinetic theory

This collection of videos show ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake, on the International Space Station, demonstrating kinetic theory.  In this free-fall environment, Tim can demonstrate the behaviour of an ideal gas without the observed effects of gravitational acceleration with similar experiments performed in the classroom.  The resources also contain videos where the motion has been tracked using free online software, called Tracker.  The Tracker files are also provided as part of the resources.

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Kinetic theory: box triboelectric

Kinetic theory: box triboelectric

This video shows ESA astronaut, Tim Peake, attempting to demonstrate the collisions of particles in a gas - kinetic theory.  You can observe the balls being attracted to the side of the box through triboelectric charging. Teachers’ notes can be found here.

Kinetic theory: box top view

Kinetic theory: box top view

Kinetic theory: molecule path track

This resource includes videos that can be used to demonstrate the motion of an object on the International Space Station, either with or without the use of Tracker software.  The Tracker files are provided in a zip for students or...

Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from the side

Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from the side

Kinetic theory: 2 - 2 mass x-t

Kinetic theory: 3 - 2 mass x-t

This resource includes videos that can be used to demonstrate the motion of an object on the International Space Station, either with or without the use of Tracker software.  The...

Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from above

Kinetic theory: molecule SHM from above

Kinetic theory: 5 - above 2 mass x-t

Kinetic theory: 4 - above 2 mass x-t

This resource includes videos that can be used to demonstrate the motion of an object on the International Space Station, either with or without the use of Tracker software. ...

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