The Mechanical Universe… and Beyond
Who were masters when it came to windmills?
- 1Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography
- 2Environment: Conservation in Coal Country
- 3Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia
- 4Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure
- 5Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong
- 6Capturing authentic narratives - Michele Weldon
- 7NASA: Amazing Experiments with Water in Zero Gravity
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.