Physics

Roller Coaster Challenge

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In this thrilling engineering challenge, players get to build their very own roller coasters. Start by choosing a challenge card and setting up the pieces to match. Then, players use the remaining pieces to build a working roller coaster that meets the build conditions on their challenge card.

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Science
Roller Coaster Challenge

Teaching Secondary Science Through Play

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This book provides broad support for using games in middle and high school science classes including Earth science/living environment, biology, chemistry, and physics. The lesson plans and resources support a play-based approach to evolution, ecosystems, cellular organisms, elements and compounds, and vector motion. Though easy to learn, the included games provide detailed scientific accuracy allowing complex simulations and immersive learning experiences.

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Evolution. Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, Sergey Machin. North Star Games, 2014.

Teaching Secondary Science Through Play

Galileo Galilei: And Yet It Moves! (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

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Elementary
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00:07
Galileo Galilei: And Yet It Moves!

Alessandro Volta: Batteries Not Included (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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00:07
Alessandro Volta: Batteries Not Included

Albert Einstein: Everything is Relative (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
Albert Einstein: Everything is Relative

The Magic School Bus Complete Series Disc 2

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Welcome Aboard The Magic School Bus! Are you ready for a wild ride? Grab a seat and hang on for the Emmy® award-winning animated science-adventure series based on the best-selling books.

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02:41
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Relativity: Einstein's Special Theory, Part 1 (2003)

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The Cartesian system of coordinates in three dimensions is used to locate a body in space. Adding time locates a moving body in space-time. The coordinate system is an inertial reference frame. All the laws of physics hold true within each inertial reference frame. Bodies may move in different inertial reference frames.

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High
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00:22
Relativity: Einstein's Special Theory, Part 1

Relativity: Einstein's Special Theory, Part 2 (2002)

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Once Einstein knew that time and length measurements change when we change our frame of reference, his next step was to find formulas for calculating the changes. Using formulas developed by the mathematician Edward Lorentz, Einstein was able to quantify such measurement changes.

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High
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00:13
Relativity: Einstein's Special Theory, Part 2

Things in Motion (2004)

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Students will learn about force and the effects of force on objects. Visual examples and real-life demonstrations promote an understanding of how things move.

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Elementary
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00:15
Things in Motion

Destruct 3

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One player builds a block tower in the center of the board, then the other players attempt to destroy the stack using either a ramp, catapult, or pendulum. The destruction method each player uses is determined by a die roll.

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Elementary
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Science
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15 min.
Destruct 3

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