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APS: PhysicsQuest
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APS: PhysicsQuest

This web site hosts the materials for an annual middle school competition ... (more)

This web site hosts the materials for an annual middle school competition that consists of four physical science experiments centered on a mystery. The experiments are designed for small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue to solve the mystery. The current year's competition is available to join and the materials from previous years are available for download. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Albert Einstein as a Philosopher of Science
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Albert Einstein as a Philosopher of Science

Nowadays, explicit engagement with the philosophy of science plays almost no role ... (more)

Nowadays, explicit engagement with the philosophy of science plays almost no role in the training of physicists or in physics research. What little the student learns about philosophical issues is typically learned casually, by a kind of intellectual osmosis. One picks up ideas and opinions in the lecture hall, in the laboratory, and in collaboration with one's supervisor. Careful reflection on philosophical ideas is rare. Even rarer is systematic instruction. Worse still, publicly indulging an interest in philosophy of science is often treated as a social blunder. To be fair, more than a few physicists do think philosophically. Still, explicitly philosophical approaches to physics are the exception. Things were not always so. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Physics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Don A. Howard
Brian Greene on String Theory
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Brian Greene on String Theory

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of ... (more)

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 19-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
TED-Ed
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Greene, Brian
Einstein: A Timeline of His Life
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Einstein: A Timeline of His Life

This illustrated timeline from the NOVA Web site follows Albert Einstein's life, ... (more)

This illustrated timeline from the NOVA Web site follows Albert Einstein's life, including 1905, his "Miracle Year," during which he developed his Special Theory of Relativity and the equation, E=mc2. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Einstein Cannon Model
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Einstein Cannon Model

The Einstein Cannon model computes and displays the trajectory of cannonballs (particles) ... (more)

The Einstein Cannon model computes and displays the trajectory of cannonballs (particles) shot from a cannon in the vicinity of a black hole.  It was created for the study of Einstein's theory of general relativity and the Schwarzschild metric.  The main window displays a map of space in the vicinity of the black hole using Schwarzschild coordinates and a cannon located a distance r0 from the center black hole's center.  The position and firing angle of the cannon can be adjusted by dragging a marker and the number of cannon balls and their initial speed can be changed using input fields.  The maximum speed of the cannon ball is the speed of light c=1 in accordance with Einstein's theory.  Newton suggested that a cannon ball fired from a high mountain could fall to Earth, orbit the Earth, or fly away depending on how it was fired.  The same is true in general relativity but there are many important differences.  This model demonstrates these differences. The Einstein Cannon model is a supplemental simulation for the article <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3488986">"When action is not least for orbits in general relativity"</a> by C. G. Gray and Eric Poisson in the American Journal of Physics 79(1), 43-55 (2011) and has been approved by the authors and the American Journal of Physics (AJP) editor. The simulation was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool and is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_gr_EinsteinCannon.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Einstein: How Smart Was He?
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Einstein: How Smart Was He?

This essay from the NOVA Web site explores the impact Einstein made ... (more)

This essay from the NOVA Web site explores the impact Einstein made on physics and most everything we know about the cosmos. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Einstein Light: Time Dilation, Length Contraction, and Simultaneity
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Einstein Light: Time Dilation, Length Contraction, and Simultaneity

This animation-based tutorial explores the topics raised as consequences of the constant ... (more)

This animation-based tutorial explores the topics raised as consequences of the constant speed of light. This page covers time dilation, length contraction, and simultaneity in differing inertial reference frames. The <i>Einstein Light</i> project is a qualitative introduction to relativity, developed for novice learners and built around the framework of Flash media files with narration, video, and animation. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
George Hatsidimitris
Joe Wolfe
Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Spring 2011
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Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Spring 2011

This course covers the role of physics and physicists during the 20th ... (more)

This course covers the role of physics and physicists during the 20th century, focusing on Einstein, Oppenheimer, and Feynman. Beyond just covering the scientific developments, institutional, cultural, and political contexts will also be examined. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kaiser, David
Einstein Papers Project
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Einstein Papers Project

This site provides information about the Einstein Papers Project, which publishes The ... (more)

This site provides information about the Einstein Papers Project, which publishes The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, an edition of 25 planned volumes of Einstein's scientific, professional and personal papers, manuscripts and correspondence. The website lists the contents of each volume with a sample page from each, and tells how to order the series. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Science and Technology
Physics
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
California Institute of Technology
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
California Institute of Technology
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Einstein in Time
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Einstein in Time

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ... (more)

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are introduced to Einstein's scientific and humanitarian pursuits with two engaging, kid-friendly sections:Einstein in Time, a fascinating look at the major events in his life, presented in a time-line. Everyday Einstein: Humanitarian, a quick overview of how he used his fame to draw attention to the things he believed in. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Einstein's Brain
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Einstein's Brain

Einstein's brain, was it different to yours?

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
Einstein's Gravity
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Einstein's Gravity

Students use hands-on demonstration to understand how General Relativity explains gravity and ... (more)

Students use hands-on demonstration to understand how General Relativity explains gravity and explores Einstein's theories through outside research. Grades 11-12 (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Imagine the Universe, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA
NASA Wavelength
Author:
James Lochner, Ph.D.
Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
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Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity

What happens when you approach the speed of light? This video segment ... (more)

What happens when you approach the speed of light? This video segment adapted from NOVA follows one of Albert Einstein's thought experiments and his quest to find the answer. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Einstein's Thoughts on the Ether
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Einstein's Thoughts on the Ether

Do light waves travel through the ether like waves on a lake ... (more)

Do light waves travel through the ether like waves on a lake travel through water? In this video segment adapted from NOVA, a young Albert Einstein grapples with this question while examining the speed of light. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Eye on Einstein
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Eye on Einstein

This OLogy activity challenges students to find nine inventions that Einstein's ideas ... (more)

This OLogy activity challenges students to find nine inventions that Einstein's ideas helped to create. The activity begins with an illustration of Al's Junk Shop. Mixed in with his junk are a Global Positioning System, CD player, computer, calculator, scanner, laser pointer, TV, and representations of both laser surgery and nuclear energy. After making a mental list of their nine choices, students can click to a second page to check their answers. Each invention has a rollover note about how Einstein's ideas helped pave the way for its creation. Alternately, the first page could be printed and used as a handout for an offline activity. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Foundations 2: From Special to General
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Foundations 2: From Special to General

This web page is an overview of the geometrical foundations of general ... (more)

This web page is an overview of the geometrical foundations of general relativity. It gives a conceptual explanation of the topics of curvature, manifolds, and coordinates on curved spaces. It is a portion of a larger compilation of information on the mathematical foundations of modern physics, including special relativity, general relativity, black holes, and quantum mechanics. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Greg Egan
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