The Bean Racer

 The button above takes you to my Google Drive where I've shared the unit activity sheets.  Read through them on-line so you can work through more in class.

It's misleading to say this "air conditioner" costs nothing.  Still, the principle of cooling air by compression is valid.  Take a look!

Mesmerizing  Rube Goldberg machine with magnets and marbles.  Watch!!

Magnolia-Powered Car

Super slow-motion video of 142-mile per hour tennis serve.

Another  "perpetual motion machine"?  Take a look and decide for yourself.

Super slow-motion video of baseball hitting steel.

The button above takes you to Socrative.  Once there, click on "student login" and type in the teacher room code:  519073.  

Please sign in this way:  Period  space, Last name  space, First initial.   

For example, if Mrs. McKeen was in C period class and Mrs. Walden was in FG they'd sign in​:    

C  McKeen D           FG Walden R
Closed.  Must now redo on paper and pencil during Storm Time.

Super slow-motion video of golf ball hitting steel.

Another National Science Foundation video--this one explaining the physics of snowboarding.  Paul Doherty, of the amazing Exploratorium in San Francisco, helps explain the forces acting on the snow boarders.

This video shows the basics of a brand new lighting technology.  In remote African communities, much lightning is done by burning kerosene.  This brings with it dangers of fires and breathing unhealthy fumes.  Gravity Light would seem to solve these problems.

Have I created the world's first "perpetual motion machine" despite the laws of physics saying it is impossible??  Take a look and decide for yourself.

Great website to explore matter, energy, and subatomic partices.  Includes games, video, and questions and answers.

This is another great science simulation where you can examine the relationship between kinetic, potential, and thermal (heat) energy.

Was the ball hit to third for an out actually a foul ball?  Let's see what the infrared camera reveals!

Another really clever ad by Honda. This one shows a series of energy transfers using Honda parts.

This TED-Ed video provides a good overview of energy.  "Energy" is a huge idea in science, but can be difficult for students to explain in their own words.

Other Cool Resources:

Fundamental Goals, Outlines, and Quizlet:

                  Properties of Energy