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5 Amazing Stars We’ve Discovered in Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists estimate as many as 400 billion stars may exist in our galaxy alone. As part of a larger physics series, an out-of-this-world video introduces five amazing stars. Each star holds the record in something!
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The Black Hole Death Problem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know black holes aren't black? Learn more about space with an episode from a larger series exploring physics. We know more about black holes now than ever before in history, yet we aren't sure we really know anything at all.
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5 Weird Ways to Put out a Candle

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How many ways do you know to put out a candle? An entertaining video introduces strange ways that extinguish flames. It demonstrates each method and then explains the science behind why it works. The video also offers tips for safety...
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How to Shrink a Quarter with Electricity

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Electrocuting metal until it shrinks sounds crazy, but it happens! Part of a larger physics playlist an intriguing video explains how an electromagnet shrinks any metal coin. The narrator discusses the electric and magnetic forces as...
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What Are Antibubbles?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can you make bubbles filled with water floating in water? An interesting video introduces antibubbles as part of a larger series about physics. The narrator brings in physics students at different levels, college and PhD, to...
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Does Height Matter in Sports?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are all gymnasts short and all basketball players tall? The comparison of strength and height does benefit some sports. A sporty video as part of a larger series on physics introduces allometry and the application to sports and medicine. 
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How Do Touchscreens Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why can't we text when wearing wool gloves? The narrator explains the science behind touchscreens as part of a larger physics series. From sensors to translation, the complex process of sending a simple emoji comes to life.
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Why Outlets Spark When Unplugging—EMF and Inductors

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever observed a spark when unplugging something? An engaging video series covering physics concepts tackles why this happens and if you should be concerned. Learn about inductors, Faraday's Law of Induction, and watch sparks fly!
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Zero G Ferrofluid Fail

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is it like to go up in a zero gravity airplane? Physics Girl shares her experiences and the science experiments she brought along as part of her video series. From the way your body feels to the failed experiments, she laughs and...
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New Results! Cosmic Quantum Bell Test

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The topic of eliminating bias occurs in all branches of science. As part of a larger series on physics, an interesting video introduces viewers to one way quantum physicists approached this issue. She explains the problem with quantum...
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The Ultraviolet Catastrophe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do scientists do when their observations don't match the theory? An interesting video introduces the ultraviolet catastrophe as part of a larger series covering physics concepts. Starting with ultraviolet light and ending with...
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Can Explosions Work in Space?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Would an evil mastermind trying to take over the universe use explosives in space? A video that is part of a larger series approaches this question with physics of course! She explains the role of the atmosphere, the properties of waves,...
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Impossible Zero G Skyscraper

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What happens if you build a skyscraper so tall it breaks the laws of physics? This hypothetical scenario leads to an interesting discussion of Newtonian forces and the imaginary forces that explain them. As part of a larger series on...
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Can You Solve These Physics Riddles? (Part 1/3)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Physics Girl and Simone Giertz team up to challenge each other to answer science riddles as part of an extensive video series on physics. In a subset of three videos, both physics and electronics questions challenge viewers to apply past...
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My Dad Was Hit by Lightning (Twice!)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
You have a one in a million chance of being struck by lightning—and 90 percent of those who are struck survive! As part of a larger series on physics, the narrator interviews her father who has survived being hit by lightning twice. It...
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Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s Fears

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...