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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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The Roller Coaster
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This podcast shows some of the science and history of roller-coasters.


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Planet Gravity project
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This podcast was designed to cover the force of gravity. The purpose of this particular podcast is to compare weight on the various planets as a result of the force of gravity on a mass.


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Archives Aeroflyer
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Learn to make an Archives Aeroflyer with a step by step video and included handouts. 


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Balanced & Unbalanced Forces 2
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This podcast is one in a series of podcasts designed to introduce and explain forces in our world.  This particular podcast teaches the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces including a demonstration of how to calculate each.  The students also show combined forces and how to calculate them.


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Newton's Second Law
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This podcast is part of a series of podcast designed to introduce and explain forces in our world.  This particular podcast focuses on Newton's Second Law of motion and the students use real life application and demonstration to explain this law.  They also demonstrate the math skills needed to explain what is happening in Newton's Second Law of Motion.


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Nuclear and Gravitational Force
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This podcast is one of a series of podcasts that are designed to teach about the forces in our world.  This particular podcast focuses on gravitational and nuclear forces.  The students discuss Universal Gravitation, and nuclear forces and demonstrate each in the podcast.  They also define the unit for force.


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Types of Friction
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This podcast is designed to introduce and demonstrate the common types of friction.  Teachers and students alike will enjoy the descriptions and demonstations presented by students to assist with the understanding of the various types of friction forces encountered in our world.


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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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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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.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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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.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws
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Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.

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Testing your Conceptual Knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion
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Testing your conceptual knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion, Khan Academy quiz on Newton's First Law of Motion Podcast

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Newton's First Law of Motion
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Khan Academy podcast on Newton's First Law of Motion. Part 1

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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.

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Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion
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Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion. GBP Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science.

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Physics 301: Analysis of Motion
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This is a GPB Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science. This podcast talks about the motion of science.

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Physics 302: Motion Math
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This is a GPB Television Podcast on the science of motion. This podcast will explain how to calculate motion.

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Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
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Khan Academy, Khan works problems for velocity and speed

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Cacluating Velocity; Solving for time
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Khan Academy Podcast. Khan works problems in velocity in which he solves for time.

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Displacement from Time and Velocity Example
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This Khan Academy podcast works problems to calculation displacement from time and velocity.

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Newton's First Law of Motion, Part 3
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This a podcast from Khan Academy. This is the third part of a four-part series on Newton's first law of motion.

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Math in Basketball
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Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.

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