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Where does the Sun get its energy?

The video begins by demonstrating the many misconceptions people have about the source of the sun’s energy. Using water-filled spheres, collisions between protons are modelled and the creation of energy and helium nuclei. The equation E=MC2 is introduced and is used to show that mass is converted into...

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Where did the Earth come from?

The video begins by showing the many misconceptions that people have concerning the Earth’s formation.  It then explains that the Earth was formed from elements formed in stars.

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What is water made of?

This very basic video shows what people believe water is.  It might be useful as a discussion point.

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States of matter

This video covers the basics of state changes in water. It explains how the distance between molecules and their motion can be used to explain the three states of water (solid, liquid and gas).  

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How long does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun

This video highlights the misconceptions people have about earth orbiting the sun. 30% of Australians think it is one day.

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Mini lectures: cosmology

This animated video describes how Einstein’s field equations led to the cosmological constant, which was later shown to be incorrect.  However, Friedmann and Lemaitre found solutions to Einstein’s equations, if the universe was still expanding.  Hubble found evidence from the red-shift of galaxies that the universe...

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Physics Careers Posters

These resources are from the Institute of Physics and consist of a range of posters that illustrate physics-related careers. The posters cover a wide range of careers and include:

Physicists Predict, Protect, Inspire and Save: Nicola Lang - geophysicist, Emma Sowter - medical physicist,  ...

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What is electricity?(Are you gonna be my girl?)

A song that explains what electricity is and states some of its uses. 

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I'm atoms (scientific cover of Jason Mraz's I'm yours)

A song that explains how atoms form the basis of matter.

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Atomic bonding song

A song that explains ionic, covalent and metallic bonding in simple terms. 

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