Workshop 2: Drag Races
Forces can help put objects into motion and can also bring moving objects to a stop. In this workshop, fifth-grade students explore the physics of motion using plastic cars with strings and washers attached to provide a pulling force. The students test the speed of the vehicles and explain what forces bring the vehicles to a stop, as the cars collide with and displace ba
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At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success. Dennis Hong is the founder and director of RoMeLa -- a Virginia Tech robotics lab that has pioneered several breakthroughs in robot design and engineering. Robots are often inspired by nature, incorporat
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Released in 1959, this timeless Disney cartoon covers various math concepts as the relate to the real world such as the golden ratio, architecture, music, Pythagoras, and infinity.


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Narrated by Sam Waterston, this documentary focuses on the history of Mayan civilization. 'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students.
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Narrated by Sam Waterston, this documentary focuses on the history of Mayan civilization. 'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students.
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Imagine a computer that made direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena. Such a machine would likely operate exponentially faster than our present computers. Zahid Hasan is leading an international scientific collaboration that has observed an exciting and strange behavior in electrons' spin within a new material that could be harnessed to transform computing and electronics. The team believes that the discovery is an advancement in the fundamental physics of quantu
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Imagine a computer that made direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena. Such a machine would likely operate exponentially faster than our present computers. Zahid Hasan is leading an international scientific collaboration that has observed an exciting and strange behavior in electrons' spin within a new material that could be harnessed to transform computing and electronics. The team believes that the discovery is an advancement in the fundamental physics of quantu
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