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More teaching ideas from teachers tv

My friend Dee Maguire reminded me recently of some very useful videos on teachers tv of physics teacher David Robinson in action. Some of these are also on youtube:

The magnetic gun is also referred to as a ‘Gaussian gun’.
We had a bit of fun puting a basic one together at the end of class the other day.

             

       

Other video clips of David demonstrating can be found here on teachers tv; the radioactivity clip is particularly impressive.

You can also enter his name into the youtube seachbox for other demonstrations.

Thanks Dee

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Some nice Modern Physics resources

I think my first post here was on teachers.tv. They have just released some new gems on particles, presented by Brian Cox.
They include The Forces of Nature, The Building Blocks of Matter and The Hunt for the Higgs.

Some of these include interviews with Murray Gell-Mann. Follow this up with an entertaining presentation from the Nobel Laureate himself at Ted.com

In Search of Giants

Gell-Mann on TED.com