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Explore Big History

Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.

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The Doppler Effect

A short film explaining the Doppler effect in simple, easy to understand terms. Nominated for the SciCast competition.

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The Doppler effect

An explanation of the Doppler effect, which occurs whenever the source of waves (eg sound) is moving with respect to an observer.

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An Example of the Doppler Effect

Java applet (part of a wider site) which illustrates the Doppler effect for sound, giving the example of a passing ambulance siren.

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Doppler Effect

A good clear explanation of the Doppler Effect with diagrams.

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Understanding the Doppler effect

A short and simple explanation of the Doppler effect.

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Squishy Circuits

An activity to do at home to explore the world of circuits. Make two types of dough, one that carries electricity and one that doesn't, to create all sorts of circuits and explore how they work.

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Kinetic energy, mass and velocity

The student can study the effect on distance and time of altering the kinetic energy and mass of a sphere. Results could be plotted onto a spreadsheet.

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Fowler's Physics

Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.

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Line Rider

A fun toy that lets you build a sledge run and then test it out. You'll need a good feel for the laws of motion to get results!

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