Mechanical Universe and Beyond

This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like. Field trips to hot-air balloon events, symphony concerts, bicycle shops, and other locales make complex concepts more accessible.Inventive computer graphics illustrate abstract concepts such as time, force, and capacitance, while historical reenactments of the studies of Newton, Leibniz, Maxwell, and others trace the evolution of theories. The Mechanical Universe helps meet different students’ needs, from the basic requirements of liberal arts students to the rigorous demands of science and engineering majors. This series is also valuable for teacher professional development.

Grade(s): 
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

Upcoming Episodes

Harmony of the Spheres
Air Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Beyond the Mechanical Universe
Air Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM