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Spacetime Diagrams — Special Relativity Chapter 2
15 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
The 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.
Eclipse Over America — Relative Sizes and Distances of the Sun and Moon
1 min 6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Here'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...
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...
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...
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...
Light, History, Gravity, Distance, Relativity, and Space-Time
6th - 12th
Let the star's color be the guide! The color of a star indicates its temperature and its mass and distance affect the gravitational force. The lesson presentations address these concepts as well as how the theory of special relativity...
Length Contraction and Time Dilation — Special Relativity Chapter 5
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Special 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...
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.