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Concept Cartoons: Change of State and Insulation

This concept cartoon explores student's ideas about heat and insulation. A common misconception is that some materials have the property of making things warm. In this case because we have put coats on to keep warm there is a tendency to believe that the coat will also make the snowman warm so that it will melt...
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2000 - 2009

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Planet 10

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), is a virtual model of our solar system. There are two main activities in this resource.1. Solar System:Explore the planets, comets and asteroids on an interactive virtual fly-through. Zoom in close on a particular planet or choose a different orbit view...
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2000 - 2009

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Charges and fields

This simulation allows students to arrange positive and negative charges in space and view the resulting electric field and electrostatic potential. They can plot equipotential lines, discover their relationship to the electric field and create models of dipoles, capacitors, and more!Sample Learning Objectives...
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2010 to date

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Gas Properties

This simulation allows students to pump gas molecules into a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, change gravity, and more. They can measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.Sample learning objectives include:...
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2010 to date

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Carbon Footprint Toolkit

This BP Educational Service (BPES) resource includes a simple animation explaining how solar panels provide electricity for homes, businesses and the national grid, and a factsheet describing global carbon agreements. The resource helps students to understand more about the impacts of carbon emissions, choices for...
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2010 to date

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Tides Simulator and Workshop

Produced by the National Schools Observatory, this PowerPoint workshop and accompanying flash animation explains tidal activity on Earth. The workshop takes the form of a PowerPoint presentation that explains why tides exist, why there are two tides each day and covers related topics such as spring/neap tides and...
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2010 to date

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SimSpace

SimSpace is a SimPhysics game-based learning resource where players take on the role of space scientists, scouting the skies for Near Earth Objects (NEOs) that may pose a risk to life on Earth.The premise is that planet Earth is overdue a major impact from an asteroid or comet, and players are leading the effort to...
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2000 - 2009

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SimSound

In this SimPhysics game, players get the opportunity to manipulate sound, style a rock band and work on their recordings.Players are presented with some wrinkles in the recorded sound that they have to iron out. On their way, they will learn how to analyse wave forms and use recording packages (in this case Audacity)...
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2000 - 2009

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Kinetic theory: box top view

Kinetic theory: box top view

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2010 to date

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Collisions: rebound

Collisions: rebound (v-t)

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2010 to date

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