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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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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.


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



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Subject: Science
Title: Dryer Sheets     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how the old saying opposites attract relates to your laundry. Positively charged particles are attracted to negatively charged particles, which can cause static cling in clothing. 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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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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Newton's First Law of Motion
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Khan Academy Youtube podcast on Newton's First Law of Motion (Part 2) presents the concepts of Newton's First Law as an explanation of a quiz.

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Physics 402: Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 402: 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 of Projectile Motion
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Physics 405: Projectile Motion. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science. Includes an embedded 30 minute video lesson,two note-taking guides and a problem worksheet (PDF).

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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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