1 - JOURNEY TO MARS!
2 - ASTROBIOLOGY: OUR SEARCH FOR LIFE BEYOND EARTH
3 - WEATHER STATION
4 - FEATURED PATHWAY: ELECTRICITY, MOTORS, AND METERS
5 - PHYSICS TREASURES FROM K-12 INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CENTER
When tiny, negatively charged particles called electrons flow through a wire, you have an electric current. When you bring an electric current and a magnet together, interesting things can happen. Explore a Pathway that shows what happens when magnets and electricity work together.Pathways are collections of support and assessment materials for teachers who bring their students to the Exploratorium. However, the principles in the Pathways can also be used with our Online Snacks, scaled-down versions of our museum exhibits: <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/>. Each Pathway has two versions: one for teachers and one for students. The teacher version includes links to state science standards and provides additional support materials, as well as sample answers to the worksheet questions.
unsolved mysteries of physics, investigated
by Stephen Hawking, at WNET:
Physics Of.... hosts student-project
Web pages depicting the physics
of guitars, baseball, breakdancing,
eyeglasses, and handstands (among
the connection between atomic physics
<http://sciencenet.tpl.toronto.on.ca/>. (The site is in both English and French.)
students harbor a "fear"
of Physics. This site can dispel
some confusion, such as why satellites
don't fall to the earth and how