physics

Stem Mobile Aviation Lab

Fifth grade teacher Tiffany Randall knows how hard it is to get her entire classroom of children excited about learning. To encourage enthusiasm for science, Randall has teamed up with the Stem Mobile Aviation Lab that utilizes drones VR goggles and flight simulators to teach students about physics aerospace and programming. We go inside the […]

An Engine Fueled by Gravity

In Lenoir, North Carolina, young derby drivers are putting their petals to the metal in a series of races in which their only engine is gravity. The downhill run teaches physics, as well as engineering, to students in a fun and creative way.

The physics of the hockey slap shot

Watching a hockey player score a goal can be a rush of excitement. But did you know players often take physics into account as they play? We join the Raleigh, North Carolina hockey team, The Carolina Hurricanes, and learn how torque, friction, energy transfers and vectors make for success on the rink.

SciTech Now Episode 427

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore a system that engages students through science; finding new ways for environmental sustainability; a look into the new documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy”; and the Physics of the hockey slap shot.

The science of baseball

Baseball has long been known as America’s favorite pastime, but science may provide a different way to view this sport. A closer look reveals that physics is what actually powers baseball. And while 17th-century British Physicist Sir Isaac Newton didn’t play baseball, the Laws of Motion he crafted are in action all all over the […]

The physics of snowboarding

Snowboarders hit the slopes each year to seek thrills, but that rush of adrenaline is actually dictated by physics. Now, a snowboard shop in Winfield, Pennsylvania, is using science to pioneer a new kind of snowboard.

SciTech Now Episode 305

In this episode of SciTech Now, solar power at the famous Daytona International Speedway; the physics of ketchup; a proposed tax on carbon, a surprising discovery of over 600 miles of coral reef; and using fire to learn about the declining giant oak population in North Carolina.

The physics of ketchup

Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist. She’s calling for big changes in science education, and as the creator of a science podcast series called “science underground.” She discusses one of her latest podcast episodes called “helping ketchup hurry up.”

SciTech Now Episode 246

Part two of Science Friday’s Imaginary Companions series links imagination to creative problem solving; can learning about scientists’ struggles increase student interest in science?; using simple and innovative technologies, disabled scientists work to improve the wheelchair; physicist Robert Davies and the Fry Street Quartet use a multi-sensory approach to educating people about climate change.

SciTech Now Episode 216

In this episode, the hunt for dark matter ensues 4,850 feet below the ground; Financial Times reporter Gina Chon discusses the depth and implications of cyber security; and thanks to electrodes implanted in her muscles, athlete Jennifer French can compete once again.