47 article(s) found in Physics
Nothing is simple about Edheads' Simple Machines at www.edheads.org/
activities/simple-machines. This site is jammin' with cool information about simple machines found in and around the house. In the Toolshed, you'll learn about compound machines: two or more machines working together to get the job done. Interactive games teach you how to identify different machines and the jobs they do. Use the glossary if you find any terms that you've forgotten or don't understand. This site is simply wonderful. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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Learn about The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb at http://intergate.cccoe.
k12.ca.us/abomb. During World War II, Germany, Japan and the United States competed to create the first super-bomb. Explore a timeline of events that were important to the creation of the atomic bomb. You will learn about people who had their hands in the matter as well, including James Chadwick and Albert Einstein. Explore carefully. This site is exploding with facts. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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Positively charge yourself for The Particle Adventure at http://particleadventure.org. You'll understand how the universe is held together by learning about small particle physics and forces such as electromagnetism. You'll find details about particle decay, half-life, radioactivity and bubble chambers. Take more than a particle-second to discover the theories about atoms. Then check out the String theory and other unsolved mysteries of the universe.
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Board a space shuttle headed to Fundamental Physics in Space at http://funphysics.jpl.nasa.gov. You can read about the Big Bang and physics topics such as theories of the creation of the universe. You'll find details about the research that led Niels Bohr and Lord Rutherford to make the first model of the atom. If you're feeling gutsy, join Albert Einstein in the fourth dimension where you'll learn about the bending of space. When you're ready to relax, scope out the gallery and play games of cosmic proportions.
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Tiny Planets is filled with huge surprises at www.tinyplanets.com. Bing and Bong will be your guides as you explore a galaxy filled with interactive and educational games. Start at the Home planet where you can send a Tiny Planets e-card to a friend. Next, the Technology planet will have you building cars and fixing musical walls. Then, blast off to the Nature planet for games that involve wind and the seasons. Finally, land on the Light and Colour planet where artists can create animations and experiment with shadows.
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