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Physics Videos on a Padlet

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

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 - including a few links I've picked up from following the always informative @kelleherscience on twitter.

There's a new video of an easily copied demonstration of the effect of wavelength and grating constant on an interference pattern - which links in with another on leaving cert derivations.

There is also this: on Olber's Paradox (why it gets dark at night) - and a link to several hundred great videos from the BBC Science in Action on a range of scientific topics.

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

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.

This from David 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

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