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Fast and curious: speed, acoustics and the Doppler effect

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Measuring the world around us: classic versus modern tools of measuring distances and heights

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Spot the physics: analysing movements, acceleration and free fall by video

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Earth's magnetic field: experiments with Helmholtz coils,compass and smartphones

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Makerbot 3D printing educators guide and project ideas

This Makerbot educations guidebook supports the users of 3D printers to understand the basics on how 3D printers work and how to use them, including a crash course on 3D design. It provides nine, 3D printing lesson plans to integrate the technology into the classroom, bringing STEM and project based learning to a...

Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?

This animated clip investigates the idea of orbits. It begins with Alice and Bob wondering why the Moon doesn’t fall to the Earth but an apple does. Alice throws an apple hard enough that it goes into orbit around the Earth. This clip could provide a lead in to topics such as gravitational force, acceleration,...

Why Is It Dark at Night?

Alice wonders why it’s dark at night. If we are in an infinite Universe, why isn’t the sky full of starlight. Bob suggests that for some reason the light from the very distant stars hasn’t reached us yet. This leads on to the idea that the universe has a beginning and an age. This clip could provide a lead in to...

Is That Star Really There?

Alice wonders if a star in the sky is really there. Alice and Bob explain that the light we are seeing now is how the star looked many years ago. This leads them on to the idea that if we look out far enough into the Universe, then we may be able to see back towards the beginning of the Universe.

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Where Does Energy Come From?

Alice wonders where her energy to be alive comes from. This leads them through food to plants to sunlight to fusion and finally that energy comes from mass. Alice declares that they are “eating the Sun”.

This clip could provide a lead in to topics such as the fusion, energy-mass equivalence and mass...

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