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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...
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.
This very basic video shows what people believe water is. It might be useful as a discussion point.
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).
This video highlights the misconceptions people have about earth orbiting the sun. 30% of Australians think it is one day.
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...
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, ...
A song that explains what electricity is and states some of its uses.
A song that explains how atoms form the basis of matter.
A song that explains ionic, covalent and metallic bonding in simple terms.