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Brian Greene on String Theory
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Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of ...

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.

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Physics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
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TED
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TED-Ed
Author:
Greene, Brian
Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Spring 2011
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This course covers the role of physics and physicists during the 20th ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
World History
Physics
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kaiser, David
Einstein's Gravity
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Students use hands-on demonstration to understand how General Relativity explains gravity and ...

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

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Astronomy
Physics
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Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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NASA
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Imagine the Universe
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Wavelength
Author:
James Lochner, Ph.D.
Eye on Einstein
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This OLogy activity challenges students to find nine inventions that Einstein's ideas ...

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.

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Astronomy
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Frontiers of Knowledge: Einstein, The Moon, and the Long-Lost Soviet Reflector
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As part of UC San DiegoŐs Division of Physical Sciences 50th Anniversary ...

As part of UC San DiegoŐs Division of Physical Sciences 50th Anniversary Lecture Series, join UC San DiegoŐs Tom Murphy on an exploration of how his project looking for deviations in EinsteinŐs theory of general relativity led to the discovery of the Soviet Lunokhod 1 lunar rover that vanished mysteriously nearly 40 years ago. (58 minutes)

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Physics
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Video Lectures
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
GP-B Educator's Guide
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This 52-page booklet provides an overview of the history, science and technology ...

This 52-page booklet provides an overview of the history, science and technology of this mission, including an introduction to Einstein's theory of curved spacetime. The guide also contains 18 pages of hands-on classroom activities related to gyroscopes, curved spacetime, frame-dragging and other concepts related to the GP-B experiment.

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Physics
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Activities and Labs
Provider:
NASA
Stanford University
Gravity: Making Waves
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This interactive feature story is part of Science Bulletins, an innovative online ...

This interactive feature story is part of Science Bulletins, an innovative online and exhibition program that offers the public a window into the excitement of scientific discovery. Published in November 2004, this AstroBulletin examines the difficulties in proving Einstein's theories about gravity.

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Astronomy
Physics
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
History of Science, Fall 2005
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Intensive reading and analysis of key works in the history and historiography ...

Intensive reading and analysis of key works in the history and historiography of science. Introduces students to basic interpretive issues, bibliographic sources, and professional standards. Topics change from year to year. This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the physical sciences to natural history and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on: deciphering different theoretical approaches; the pros and cons of different research questions, subjects, and sources of evidence; and what makes for good and interesting history of science.

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jones, David
Light, Matter, and Energy
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This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ...

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 life and work with four engaging and kid-friendly areas. Equation Invasion, a look at the world's most famous equation about the relationship between energy and mass. Web Master, the scientists whose ideas and discoveries shaped Einstein's career. Light the Way, an introduction to "the fastest thing in the universe" and the waves it travels in. Everyday Einstein: LASERS, a comic strip that illustrates how Einstein's work led to the development of lasers.

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Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Make Your Own Einstein Stationery
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This OLogy activity gives kids a fun way to mesh their own ...

This OLogy activity gives kids a fun way to mesh their own thoughts with those of Albert Einstein. Three ready-to-print letterheads are provided as downloadable PDFs. They include colorful looks at:that most famous of equations, E=mc2the great web of existing scientific thought that Einstein built his ideas upon a thought experiment that asks the question, "What if you could ride on a beam of light?"

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Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Nobody's Perfect
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This brief OLogy article helps kids understand that even Einstein made mistakes ...

This brief OLogy article helps kids understand that even Einstein made mistakes and didn't always finish everything he started. And, more importantly, that both his mistakes and his unfinished work also led to new ways of thinking. The article uses Einstein's Unified Field Theory as evidence of the value that can be found in imperfection.

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Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
OLogy
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OLogy is a science web site for kids ages 7 through 12, ...

OLogy is a science web site for kids ages 7 through 12, created by the American Museum of Natural History. It is based on the premise that "everyone wants to know something," and is designed as a place for kids to explore, ask questions, get answers, meet OLogists, play games, and see what other kids are interested in. With age-appropriate content in archaeology, astronomy, biodiversity, earth science, genetics, marine biology, paleontology, and physical science, OLogy makes science learning rich and engaging. A "For Educators" section of the site provides an After-School Educator's Guide to Ology with suggestions and tips on how to use the OLogy web site, as well as an index to sort by grade, title, resource type, and topic.

Subject:
Life Science
Genetics
Astronomy
Archaeology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
General Science and STEM Gateways and Resources
Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Physics for Future Presidents Spring, 2006
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Physics for Future Presidents Spring, 2006. The title is serious. The official ...

Physics for Future Presidents Spring, 2006. The title is serious. The official designation is Physics 10 and is sometimes called qualitative physics -- but this is not trivial physics. You will be learning material that is generally not learned by the physicist until after earning a Ph.D. After every lecture, you should come away with the feeling that what was just covered is important for every world leader to know. Topics covered may vary and may include energy and conservation, radioactivity, nuclear physics, the Theory of Relativity, lasers, explosions, earthquakes, superconductors, and quantum physics.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Video Lectures
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
U.C. Berkeley Webcast
Author:
Richard Muller
The Restless Universe
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The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the ...

The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.

Subject:
Physics
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Author:
The Open University
See the Light
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This set of OLogy activities provides insight into light and how we ...

This set of OLogy activities provides insight into light and how we see it moving every day. Along with an engaging overview of light, it has three separate activities: Reflection, in which students use a flashlight and a mirror in a darkened room to see firsthand how light can reflect in different ways. Refraction, in which students see how light actually slows down and changes direction as it moves through transparent materials like glass and water. The Color of Light, in which students see firsthand how objects appear one color or another because of how they reflect and absorb certain colors of light.

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Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Space Jell-O
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This hands-on OLogy experiment uses Jell-O, fruit, nuts, and candy to demonstrate ...

This hands-on OLogy experiment uses Jell-O, fruit, nuts, and candy to demonstrate how space bends around anything that has mass. The activity begins with kid-friendly introductions to the concept of mass and Einstein's theory of bending space. The illustrated, step-by-step directions include notes about how the fruit, nuts, and candy represent stars, planets, and other objects in space. At the end, kids are encouraged to celebrate their newfound knowledge by digging into their edible space.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Thinking in Three Dimensions
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This OLogy activity uses the traditional Japanese art of paper-folding to help ...

This OLogy activity uses the traditional Japanese art of paper-folding to help kids understand dimensions. The activity begins with a brief introduction to both dimensions and origami. The kids are then given instructions, included as printable PDFs, for morphing 2D paper into 3D models (a simple box and a water bomb).The activity ends with an illustrated look at dimensions, from the zero dimensions of a point to the fourth dimension of time.

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History