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Physics Videos on a Padlet


I've made some new additions to the Physics Video Padlet, based on links that have been sent to me by colleagues and students over the last few months.


I really enjoyed this: The Man who Tried to Fake an Element. The story it tells is really interesting, but perhaps most usefully, it gives a great overview of particle physics over the first 15 minutes that I think most students and many teachers (or at least me) could learn from.

https://youtu.be/Qe5WT22-AO8

And this is great from Jim Khalil. I was aware of his documentary on electricity, but I had missed The Clash of Titans, about how the modern understanding of the atom developed, featuring the work of Bohr and Einstein and Heisenberg. https://youtu.be/GOJFznzSZhM


Six Experiments that Changed the World gives a very entertaining, brief, intro to several key moments in scientific history, including Curie, Faraday and Galileo: https://youtu.be/Uaiq-eus-c0



Older videos that I enjoy also linked to there include.....

This from avid Hockney, which I always use a little of to finish up our study of optics. It explains his belief that the renaissance artists were all projecting real images onto a screen and painting over those, making the incredible realism of their work a little easier to understand: BBC David Hockneys Secret Knowledge 1of2 DivX MP3 MVGForum - YouTube


And this famous video is great at showing students the connection between the physics we learn in class and the music they might listen to themselves: CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford - YouTube


Or this one, which a student shared with me a few years ago and which I find very useful when talking about colour mixing and how the eye works: How Color Blindness Works - YouTube


Videos clips and TV shows (padlet.com)

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