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Science joke: If you got it, you are one of us

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Once all scientists die and go to heaven. They decide to play “Hide-n-seek”. Unfortunately Einstein is the one who has the den… He is supposed to count up to 100 and then start searching… Everyone starts hiding except for Newton. Newton just draws a square of 1 meter and stands inside this square. Einstein is […]

Video-Based Motion Analysis Presentation

Friday, May 6th, 2011

As I am preparing to present at the BC AAPT Annual General Meeting in Kelowna, I decided to post my presentation online so I can share it with other physics teachers. I am a big fan of Video-Based Motion Analysis. I use Vernier Logger Pro to do video-based motion analysis. There are other options as […]

Pendulum Waves

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

This video was shared with me by a friend. Although I have seen this demo before, I still love it. I think you can just build it yourself – a fun project for a high school physics class. Notice, the pendula are uncoupled.

Weekly Update by the American Institute of Physics

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

I would like to share with you a report by Rachel Ivie (Assistant Director of AIP Statistical Research Center). It is an important read for any science or mathematics educator.I am fortunate to know Rachel personally and I know how much effort has been put into collecting and analyzing this data. Rachel’s team has done […]

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