Special Relativity Teacher Resources
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Distance and Special Relativity: How Far Away is Tomorrow?
The confusing negative properties of time and distance are clarified, quickly and succinctly, in a super-short clip. Make this a part of your presentation on the speed of light, or special relativity.
1 min 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Is Time Travel Possible?
What flies faster than the speed of light? A time traveler! This video explains the time-speed-distance relationship, time dilation, and the theoretical possibilities of time travel in a way that is super engaging. Along with the video, find multiple choice and discussion questions.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 29 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Einstein's Innovative Thinking
Students consider Einstein's theories of Relativity. In this physics instructional activity, students learn the questions that led Einstein to his theories. Students then create "Einsteinian Thought Experiments" of their own. This instructional activity includes 3 videos and 1 interactive activity.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
WS 6.7 Effects & Applications of Nuclear Chemistry
In this nuclear chemistry worksheet, students are given the biological effects of nuclear radiation. They are also given a list of uses of nuclear chemistry and Einstein's theory of special relativity to calculate the energy change in three nuclear reactions.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Effects and Applications of Nuclear Chemistry
In this nuclear chemistry instructional activity, students determine the biological effects and the applications of nuclear chemistry. Then students use Einstein's theory of special relativity to complete 3 problems.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students research physical science by completing worksheets. In this gravity lesson, students read assigned text regarding the rotation of Earth and the gravitational force caused by the speed of which it rotates. Students complete a Frayer model regarding the information they read and conduct a class discussion.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
According to Einstein's theory of special relativity, nothing can go faster than the speed of light, but Einstein didn't know about neutrinos. In fact, physicists are just beginning to be able to study these tiny particles that zip through rock, flesh, and space faster than the speed of light.
3 mins 10th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Gravity in Terms of Space-Time
The History Channel presents a short video explaining gravity in terms of the fabric of space-time. These mind boggling concepts will be fascinating to your physics class. Show it as an introduction to relativity. Unfortunately the otherwise fabulous clip ends abruptly.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
You Can Depend On me
Discover the natural beauty of California. With a conservation bent, this activity delves into some of the attributes that make this state unique. Learners discuss Yosemite and the forest habitat. They focus on the things plants and animals need to survive.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Physics 152 Fall 2004 Final Exam, Parts A, B, C, D
At the end of a general physics course focused on light and electricity, you can administer this exam. Concepts covered include electromagnetism, circuits, induction, light rays, lenses and mirrors, characteristics of light, electron energy levels, and radioactive decay.
9th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 17 Downloads
A Classical & Relativistic Trip to a Black Hole
High schoolers calculate distance, velocity, acceleration and time on their fantasy trip to the black hold. They apply Newton's Laws of Motion and calculate circular motion. They discuss any questions that may arise.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 28 Downloads
First Things First: Using the Newspaper to Teach the Freedoms of the First Amendment
Students use the newspaper as a tool to make connections about what the five freedoms guarantee in the First Amendment. In this first amendment lesson plan, students analyze events in the newspaper to form conclusions about the freedoms of the First Amendment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 89 Downloads
Second graders examine recipes to determine the importance of the sequencing and ingredients. They talk about their favorite family recipes while discussing connections foods brings to families. While reading Stone Soup they focus on the ingredients and the process of making the soup while working through comprehension activities.
2nd Language Arts 8 Views 20 Downloads