We found 2,059 reviewed resources for relative distance
Spacetime Diagrams — Special Relativity Chapter 2
15 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThe second video in the series on Special Relativity introduces the concept of perspective, relative distance, and graphing spacetime. Simple illustrations create clarity while describing each concept in depth.
How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Galileo established relativity, and Einstein developed the laws of special relativity to more fully explain physics. A brief video explains how special relativity relates to electromagnetism. Through simple illustrations, complex...
Eclipse Over America — Relative Sizes and Distances of the Sun and Moon
1 min 6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHere's a lesson that is sure to overshadow others! Introduce young astronomers to the unique size and distance relationship between the sun and moon with an activity from a larger series exploring space. A short video illustrates the...
Pythagorean Theorem to Determine Distance: Ladders
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Young mathematicians to the rescue! Pupils use an interactive to find lengths relating a ladder against a building. The problems involve determining how long a ladder must be to reach a given floor to what floor can a given ladder reach.
Relativity Isn't Relative
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Discuss relativity as it relates to objects, science, and famous relativity theories. It offers ideas of why scientists don't use relative terms if they can avoid them. It even covers the concepts scientists once thought weren't relative...
Length Contraction and Time Dilation — Special Relativity Chapter 5
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewSpecial relativity provides rules for making time both shorter and longer simultaneously—and does the same for distances. This concept seems confusing, but with help from a spacetime globe and mathematical explanation, the concepts...
Understanding the Effects of Differences in Speed—Problem Set D
5th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Fall back and slow down. The fourth lesson in a six-part series on air traffic control leads the class to find the difference in distance traveled based upon the difference in speed. Pupils work through a problem related to walking...