## ALEX Podcasts

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Introduction to Newton's 3 Laws of Motion
Overview:
This podcast is a short introduction to Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. It will hopefully provide students with a link between forces of objects that are familiar to them and the terminology and mathematics associated with the Laws.

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E-Nertia & The Laws
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Newton' 3 Laws explain the properties of motion.  "E-Nertia & The Laws" highlight the basic principles in rhythmical terms as an introduction to others following their own study of Newton's Laws of Motion. Students built "Derby Cars" from recycled materials as a means of studying and learning Newton's Laws through personal application.  In the background of the video, you will notice students driving the Derby Cars in our annual race.

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Literature Resources From Gale: Biographies in Science
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This podcast gives a brief overview of how to use the person search tool in the Literature Resources from Gale database, a part of the Alabama Virtual Library. The podcast will show how to search for a scientist for a research paper in science.

## Thinkfinity Podcasts

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Subject: Physical Education, Science
Title: Curve Balls
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the mathematics behind baseball pitching. Mathematician Chuck Romine discusses a new mathematical model that describes the trajectory of a curve ball. 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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Subject: Science
Title: Fuel-saving Speed
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the ideal vehicle speed for the best fuel efficiency. Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineer Brian West describes the relationship between engine efficiency and drag. 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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Subject: Science
Title: Ping-Pong Avalanches
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how ping-pong balls may help the science of avalanche prediction. 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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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Wheelchairs
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about an organization that counts on some of the world's poorest countries to develop some of the most innovative new ideas in wheelchair design and manufacturing. 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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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.