Science Videos and Animations

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Science Videos and Animations

Postby serenasgreenhouse » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:22 am

As the Continual Assessment is approaching, here's a video clip on the conversion of energy from gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy as a collar coaster car moves through two vertical loops. The effects of friction are ignored in this animation.

It is a common misconception that the gravitational potential energy at the top of the first loop is zero. Look at the animation clearly and you will realise that the gravitational potential energy there is not zero. Why? The first loop is lower than the initial height of drop of the roller coaster car.

Have fun recapping the concept!

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/ ... astwin.cfm

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby serenasgreenhouse » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:25 am

An informative video on pollination of flowers. It covers how:
- pollination by insects
- pollination by wind
- perfect flowers (flowers with male and female parts)]
- imperfect flowers (flowers with male or female parts only)

http://youtu.be/RuYrFwDuYn0

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby serenasgreenhouse » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:38 am

Is a seahorse a mammal or a fish? How does a seahorse reproduce?

Here's a video that I took at an aquarium when I was on a holiday.

http://youtu.be/uugoJWaK95Y

If you are interested to read more about seahorse reproduction, read the entry on my blog, http://serenagreenhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/seahorse-reproduction.html

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby serenasgreenhouse » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:45 am

http://youtu.be/GOMIBdM6N7Q

I came across an interesting video on how a Rube Goldberg contraption is used to turn a page of a newspaper.

Check out the full post on my blog for an explanation of the Rube Goldberg contraption. You can try to construct a simple contraption with your kids during the upcoming March holidays at home. It will help them develop their problem solving skills!

http://serenagreenhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/rube-goldberg-contraption.html

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby serenasgreenhouse » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:09 am

I was awed by a short video clip that I watched on the Internet the other day. It was a video of a camouflaging octopus. Will definitely show it to my P6 kiddos when I am teaching them the topic on adaptations. It's a really COOL video.

http://youtu.be/PmDTtkZlMwM

How can an octopus camouflage itself in such an amazing way? You may want to read my blog entry to find out more.

http://serenagreenhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/amazing-adaptation-camouflaging-octopus.html

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby kitty2 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:53 am

serenasgreenhouse wrote:I was awed by a short video clip that I watched on the Internet the other day. It was a video of a camouflaging octopus. Will definitely show it to my P6 kiddos when I am teaching them the topic on adaptations. It's a really COOL video.

http://youtu.be/PmDTtkZlMwM

How can an octopus camouflage itself in such an amazing way? You may want to read my blog entry to find out more.

http://serenagreenhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/amazing-adaptation-camouflaging-octopus.html


I've PM you

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby serenasgreenhouse » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:26 pm

Hi, Kitty. I've replied.

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby HAPPYH » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:45 pm

:smile:
serenasgreenhouse wrote:I was awed by a short video clip that I watched on the Internet the other day. It was a video of a camouflaging octopus. Will definitely show it to my P6 kiddos when I am teaching them the topic on adaptations. It's a really COOL video.

http://youtu.be/PmDTtkZlMwM

How can an octopus camouflage itself in such an amazing way? You may want to read my blog entry to find out more.

http://serenagreenhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/amazing-adaptation-camouflaging-octopus.html



Thank you for sharing. I am bookmarking all your reccommendations for next week holiday programme :smile:

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby serenasgreenhouse » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:02 am

HAPPYH wrote::smile:
serenasgreenhouse wrote:I was awed by a short video clip that I watched on the Internet the other day. It was a video of a camouflaging octopus. Will definitely show it to my P6 kiddos when I am teaching them the topic on adaptations. It's a really COOL video.

http://youtu.be/PmDTtkZlMwM

How can an octopus camouflage itself in such an amazing way? You may want to read my blog entry to find out more.

http://serenagreenhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/amazing-adaptation-camouflaging-octopus.html



Thank you for sharing. I am bookmarking all your reccommendations for next week holiday programme :smile:


You're welcome :smile: I think it is important to arouse the kids' interest in Science. Will post more entries in future.

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Re: Science Videos and Animations

Postby SAHM_TAN » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:28 am

Hi Serenasgreenhouse,

Could you suggest some ways to introduce science to pre-primary and primary 1 kids?

I do not wish to send them to science enrichment classes. Could you introduce some resources that has a systematic curriculum for kids between 4 to 7 yos? Science and Maths are my weakest subjects.

Appreciate any advice from you. Thank you.

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