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Subject: Science
Title: Billiard Break     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the probability of sinking all 15 balls on the opening break of a game of pool. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Foucault's Pendulum      
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students learn how the motion of the Foucault pendulum proves that the earth is rotating. The lesson helps to expand students concepts of motion and gravitational force.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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The Physics of Football
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This podcast tells about the physics that are applied in the game of football: Momentum, acceleration, and force.


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Subject: Science
Title: Billiard Break     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the probability of sinking all 15 balls on the opening break of a game of pool. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Lunar Landing
http://phet.colorado...
Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control

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When Pigs Fly! Make Your Own Plane
http://www.usmint.go...
Students use this website to construct and fly their own plane. They can compete to see whose plane flies the furthest and longest.

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Rutherford Scattering Model
http://phet.colorado...
The interactive tool demonstrates how Rutherford figured out the structure of the atom without being able to see it. Teachers and students can simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.

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