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1,313 reviewed resources for theory of relativity

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Einstein and The Special Theory of Relativity

For Students 9th - 12th
Einstein's best-known work not only demonstrates that time itself is relative, but also shows how matter moves. An animated video illustrates the problem of motion, the concept of perspective, and the breakthrough idea that time is not a...
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Time Travel: Einstein's Big Idea (Theory of Relativity)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Is time-travel possible? Einstein thought it was! Explore how time changes, how it works in terms of physics, and how it is linked to space to create space-time. This is a great video that explains the concept of light speed and time in...
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Einstein's Relativity: Basics and Impact In Our Everyday Lives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
I wish they had videos like this when I was in high school! Comprehensive, interesting, and visually stimulating, this video is sure to give your class what they need to start a unit on Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Several concrete...
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Einstein's Relativity (3): The Famous Equation E=mc2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Time dilates, contracts, is relative, and can travel? Yes, all these components of Einstein's Theory of Relativity have been validated in the scientific community through extensive experimentation. What have they learned? Discover...
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How Fast are You Moving Right Now?

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know that when you are sitting in your easy chair, you may be moving up to 1000 miles per hour depending on what part of the planet you are sitting on? Consider relative speed by watching this moving video. Boggle brains in your...
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What’s Wrong with the Big Bang Theory?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
A video highlights the contradictions in the Big Bang Theory and then discusses the need for a unifying theory of everything. Space Time presents an enlightening video as part of a larger series on Cosmology.
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Relativity of Simultaneity — Special Relativity Chapter 4

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Special relativity relates how things appear when the observer moves. The fourth video in the series on Special Relativity uses multiple examples to demonstrate the principle. It describes the differences when the reference frames move...
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Kinetic Molecular Theory: What Can a Spray Can Teach Us About Chemistry?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever left a can in a hot car and had it explode? Scholars complete an online simulation in which they choose the dependent and independent variables related to kinetic molecular theory. Then after a brief lecture, pupils complete an...
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Einstein's Relativity (4): Gravity and Acceleration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here it is, the fourth component true to Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The aspects of gravity and acceleration are presented as they relate to the theory of relativity. This video sums up how gravity, acceleration, time dilation, and...
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Kinetic Theory and Phase Changes: Crash Course Physics #21

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Things get heated in a physics video on Kinetic Theory! The 21st lesson in a Crash Course playlist explains Kinetic Theory in relation to phase change. As the heat in a system changes, the motion of the particles also changes. The lesson...
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Relativity In 5 Minutes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Theory of Relativity in just five minutes? Yes, and it actually makes sense! A great video, with wonderful analogous examples describing Einstein's famous Theory of Relativity. Comprehensive visuals and narration make this perfect...
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GPS, Relativity, and Nuclear Detection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When will we need to know Einstein's Theory of Relativity in real life? Every single time you use a cell phone, GPS, or watch satellite TV. When a satellite is sent into space without accounting for relativity, problems immediately arise...
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Two Versions of Gravity: Newton and Einstein

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
We have all heard the debate about teaching both theories, but an innovative lesson takes the discussion to a new level. Scholars research and debate Newton's Law of Gravitation versus Einstein's General Theory of Relativity with...
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Einstein's Relativity (2): Time Dilation-Slowing Down Clocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does the EM stand for in terms of physics? Learners are introduced to the EM, Einstein's relativity, light years, and the speed of light in terms of relativity. Good examples and concrete visuals guide viewers through the complex...
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Special Relativity and the Twin Paradox

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Everyone knows that one twin is always older in a pair. But, could a twin be years older? A video from an extensive physics playlist explains Einstein's theory of special relativity. Topics include the speed of light, special versus...
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An Introduction to Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kenneth Waltz's 1979 book An Introduction of International Politics used game theory and rational calculation to discuss international relations. Learn more about the ways states rely on trust to interact with each other, and how large...
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Special Relativity: Crash Course Physics #42

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the concept of relativity and how it is related to light. An episode of the Crash Course physics series teaches learners the basics of special relativity. The narrator explains two postulates of relativity and gives scholars...
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Relativity Isn't Relative

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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History of Atomic Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using the Bohr model, review the structure of an atom with your young chemists. Groups will then work together to research a scientist who contributed to our current atomic theory: John Dalton, J.J. Thompson, Ernest Rutehrford, or Niels...
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Worksheet: Evidence of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at the Fossil Park

For Students 9th - 12th
Take a close-up look at the evolution of hyenas in South Africa. Natural historians read about the five hyena species found in the fossil record and examine four statements that summarize the theory of evolution. As a culminating...
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Every Force in Nature (Theory of Everything, Part III)

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you explain the standard model without doing the math? You bet! The short video uses sheep and currency exchange to express the fundamentals of the equation that explains everything. The narrator then relates the analogy to the...
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How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Why Is Relativity Hard? – Special Relativity Chapter 1

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
One of the most famous ideas in physics, special relativity, explains the speed of light, the space time continuum, and E=mc^2. Many scholars struggle with the hows and whys of this confusing concept. The first video in a series on...
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Einstein's Miracle Year

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Why was Albert Einstein initially labeled as a "failed" academic, and what events occurred in 1905 that constituted a major turning point for this great scientist? Review Einstein's major theories regarding relativity, light particles,...

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