Common Physics Misconceptions

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Some commonly accepted concepts are not completely valid. In this video, the following ideas are thoroughly explained away:

  • Light cannot be effected by gravity
  • Velocity is additive
  • The earth appears to be flat
Not only is this an eye-opening clip for physics fans, it can also be used to spur a discussion about how new technologies can challenge what previously may have stood as scientific fact.

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Pros

  • Adept animation adds to the engagement factor
  • Encourages critical thinking and raises awareness of the limits of science
Cons

  • Brevity does not allow concepts to be deeply investigated