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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...
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...
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...
Distance and Special Relativity: How Far Away is Tomorrow?
1 min 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
It seems obvious that two miles is more distant than one mile, but did you know nine minutes is more distant than nine hours? The concept of special relativity explains how this is possible by graphing using only two dimensions. The...