Students listen to a brief lecture on the precession of the equinoxes and of its possible link to the occurrence of ice ages. They discuss the theories proposed by Louis Agassiz and Milutin Milankovich.
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Case Study The Milankovitch Cycles and Their Affect on Climate Change
Are Milankovitch cycles responsible for climate change? The last installment of a four-part module on weather and climate focuses on the cycles for eccentricity, obliquity, and precession of the equinoxes. Scholars investigate how these...
7th - 12th Science
Physics 240: Kinetic Energy and Angular Momentum
In this energy worksheet, students determine the total kinetic energy of different systems and determine the distance two objects will travel down an inclined plane starting at a given height. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
12th - Higher Ed Science
Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Climate Change
An extensive investigation of the Earth's climate changes awaits your environmental science classes. This top-notch presentation begins by looking at the history of Earth's climate and then predicts the impact on each major terrestrial...
9th - Higher Ed Science
New Review Gyroscopic Precession
Helicopters fly with the help of gyroscopic precession. An uplifting Vertasium video explains two common forces, momentum and torque. Demonstrations of both forces—along with scientific explanations—help develop an overall understanding...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Anti-Gravity Wheel?
What difference does rotation make when it comes to lifting a mass over your head? Sometimes, it makes all the difference! Young physicists observe this concept in a gravity-defying video by Veritasium. The resource shows the behavior...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
An Eclipsing Binary System with a Precessing Accretion Disk
Students work together to complete an experiment over binary sources. They determine values for the orbital period of certain objects and interpret intensity changes. They also calculate a value for the period of precession of an...
11th - 12th Science