Chapter 11 - Forces
Is life really speeding by, or is it just the vehicle you're traveling in? Stretch your imagination with a personal look at how the height and velocity of your vantage point affect the view.
Take your imagination on a wonderful, mind-bending trip with these "thought experiments" worthy of Einstein himself. With this train, it truly is all about the journey.
Introduce younger students to space objects and how gravity affects them. Then have them explore the effects of this force with the Gravity Game.
We owe our lives to gravity. It holds the atmosphere to Earth and keeps us all from falling off into space. Not to mention that without gravity, the stars and planets—including Earth—wouldn't even exist!
Peer at the world through the eyes of Einstein—a scientist who saw a beam of light and imagined riding it, a self-proclaimed "citizen of the world" who spoke out on global issues from pacifism to racism.
November 15, 2002 - January 1, 2003
Did it all start when an apple bopped Isaac Newton on the head? This activity explores some of the ways his fundamental laws are expressed in our dynamic solar system.