Kinesthetic Activities for Teaching Abstract Concepts Presented at the Colorado Science Conference in Denver, CO on November 2014. Click here to find see a writeup about the event. Topic #1: Your Body Knows Physics Getting Out of a Chair Falling Off a Cliff Walking a Tightrope Standing on Tiptoe Topic #2: Be the Molecule / Atom / […]
In this episode we use near infrared (near-IR) light to look at and through different objects. Near-IR is a kind of light we can’t see that is just beyond the red end of the rainbow. Some things that are opaque to visible light are transparent to infrared, including plastic bags and your skin! However, the blood in your veins absorbs near-IR light and appears dark.
Little Shop of Physics partnered with Poudre School District (PSD), the Bohemian Foundation and the Rotary Club of Fort Collins to provide kits for every elementary school in the district. Based on teacher feedback, state and local standards, and materials that are already deployed in the classroom, three different types of kits were developed.
Waves are one way in which energy can be sent down a string. When two waves meet, they interact.