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Measuring the speed of light

A short cartoon explaining how the speed of light is measured

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How to Use a Multimeter: Measuring Voltage

Instructional video on how to use a multimeter to measure voltage.

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How to Use a Multimeter: Measuring Current

Instructional video on how to use a multimeter to measure current.

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How altimeters work?

Altimeters work by measuring changes in pressure from moving in the atmosphere.

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Heat and temperature

These pages aim at explaining what heat and temperature are, including different ways of measuring temperature and plenty more information.

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt: a Star of the Brightest Magnitude

A profile of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a female computer, who did a lot of work categorising and measuring the brightness of stars.

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The Photoelectric Effect

Java Applet simulating a photoelectric effect experiment, measuring current and stopping potential for a variety of metals and monochromatic wavelengths. A sophisticated simulated experiment.

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Swiveling Science: Applying Physics to Hula-Hooping

An experiment you can do at home about forces and gravity. All you need is a tape measure, calculator, PVC cutter, polypipe, poly insert coupling, hair dryer, wide plastic tape, one cup of sand, ...

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The Vernier Scale

A Vernier scale is a small, moveable scale placed next to the main scale of a measuring instrument. It is named after its inventor, Pierre Vernier.

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Measuring the Speed of Light

What is the speed of light and how was it measured?

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