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Letter to students & parents
Introduction to physics with Mr. Halverson
Topics, dates and labs
Concise answers to most of your
Factor label method
How to solve certain types of word
How to make a good graph
CA physics standards
This is what you are supposed to learn (new
standards are coming soon)
Short videos by the author of our book, Mr H says they're
good! The videos are more or less in the same order as our
book. To see the specific topics, click
on a group of 10.
Links to cool physics
Force and mass
Mr H says watch this! User-friendly minilecture by our
Hoops and nuts
to "Inertia in action", then select the high-speed video to
watch hoop dreams fail (how not to do it) or success (see the
difference in technique?)
Epic fail at the shipping dock! Click on
"Shopping cart inertia"
gravity, but full inertia
on the moon
Hammer and feather race to a tie, genuine
Tour the space
station to appreciate what weightless means.
get too close or you're a goner!
ball vs feather
Race in the world's biggest vacuum
Dramatic, large-scale demo
with a volunteer monkey. Click on "Physics force:
monkey and hunter"
To see Felix
Baumgartner's insane leap from 23 miles high, click on "The
Final Jump" video
Experience the drama: you are falling with Felix (from Go Pro)
and energy Newton's
Those crazy swinging balls, giant size
Check these out, try them in
Very cool, use your own air track for all kinds of
collisions. Requires Flash player.
Conservation of momentum faceplant
Gravity and space Gravity
is not a force
Einstein says says it's a space-time warp, simple cartoon
explanation of general relativity
Clip from movie "2001: a Space Odyssey" showing
ring-shaped, rotating space station
Rhino plunge example. Click on "all media", then on
energy conversion icon
to fill a bottle, the water flows upward against gravity.
See this before "Uncommon Cold" lab
Must see this bizarre ensemble of pendulums
Create your own interference pattern art! must try to
Hear the pitch change as the train passes by
(may take a few seconds to download). Video by Laurie
Hedden, at Elkhorn Slough
Control your own ripple tank, easy to use
Watch the Tacoma Narrows Bridge self-destruct with a resonant wind
Make your own ripple pattern
Listen and see the sound and patterns you control! Must
download applet the first time.
20 minute fun activity
it's a real musical instrument
Traces of the big bang just discovered!
Simulated theatrical lighting controller lets you make any color,
from the 3 primaries added together.
Legendary illusion at sunset. It's quick, it helps to have a
big screen, and use the pause button starting around 1:20
Easy to use, fun site. Optical bench with lens, rays,
image. For best results, click on virtual image.
Rarely seen, as the ground is in the way! Check out this
helicopter view over Perth, Australia
to draw ray diagrams
Finding an image without any lab work! Clearly explained
Is it refraction (bending) or reflection?
and magnetism How
an electroscope works
Bozeman physics video, 8 minutes but very helpful
Comedy episode about complete circuits
Car gets blasted, occupants shielded from all force
War of the
Tesla and his AC defeated Edison's DC system
Kelvin's thunderstorm 30 minute home lab,
got to watch the You Tube to believe it
Use your mouse to build stuff or burn them up
Shows how to make one, similar to our lab project,
will help you to understand it!
You tube video, makes this important idea easily understandable
tube video illustrates it clearly
= m c2
Episode 3 of Einstein series
boson discovered! So
that's what mass is! Long predicted, now real as of July
is the Higgs boson?
User-friendly two-minute video
Large Hadron Collider
The world's biggest physics experiment, photo
Not regular atoms, all parts have opposite charge
Miyoko Shida's artistic production balances all! 7
minutes long, must be seen to be believed. Don't miss the
Some pig: unbelievably, it moves its center of gravity
way up over its front feet!
Shows how skater controls spin rate. Good part starts
about 2 minutes in.
round of death
When they lean in, it speeds up to a sickening rate
momentum in space Demonstrated
calmly by an astronaut
figures tutorial Explains
this mysterious art
Check your skill, easy to use
to use Vernier scale
That sliding ruler thing
how to be successful in school! check it out, you'll learn
links to all kinds of
physics websites, a surfing start point
dictionaries, encylopedias, you name it
up physics terms
of units of measurement all the world's units, even
the most obscure!
curriculum materials by a great physics teacher
another physics teacher's site
Contact Mr. Halverson:
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Phone at school 826-6033, best time is 2:30-4:00 or
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