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  • Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon
    Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon
    by Sara Howard
  • NOVA - Origins
    NOVA - Origins
    starring Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Human Body: Pushing the Limits
    Human Body: Pushing the Limits
    starring Bray Poor

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Saturday
Jun052010

Video Demo: Ring Inertia


I shot a lot of video before the end of school, and here is a favorite but simple one of mine.  All you need is some chalk (or pennies), a wooden ring (from a craft store), and a flask.  Watch the video.

Sunday
May302010

Video Demo: Egg Inertia


I've posted this demo on the site before, but now I have it in high definition.  It's a classic experiment showing the principle of inertia in action.  Watch the video!

Monday
May242010

Video Demo: Laser Light Behavior

Light can be absorbed, transmitted, reflected, refracted, and/or scattered.  In this simple video, laser light is transmitted through glass, reflected off a mirror and refracted through a prism.

Saturday
May152010

Video Demo: Fish Tank Spectrum

 
When studying light, students need to learn that visible light can be refracted into its different wavelengths.  Of course it's ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet).  A simple prism is usually used to do this, but I think there is a better way.  Fill up a fish tank with water, put it in the sun, use a mirror and ta da a spectrum!  Check out the video.

Thursday
Apr292010

Video Demo: Refracting Jelly Marbles

From the Science Outlet, I ordered some Jelly Marbles. I tried them out this past week, and I have to say they are pretty amazing.  Check out the video of what they are and how they can be used in the classroom.  You can also learn more on how to teach refraction, by viewing the laser lens eye demo that I did a couple of months ago.