Students running around the track at Cornell University’s Charles F. Berman field might not realize that about five stories down there’s another track sending atoms circling – a particle accelerator. It was shut down this week for massive upgrades.
Some objects are heavy and some are light! In this clip from Bob the Builder, Tiny estimates the weight of different objects he lifts with his crane. Watch the clip with your students and then experiment by testing heavy and light items. And don’t forget to share photos or feedback of your students/kids with WSKG using hashtag #WSKGBuddingBuilders! Frame the Viewing:
Show the students two different objects. Have them predict which one weighs more.
Paul, Marcia and Alejandro wearing their ice hockey kit after Demo 4. The volunteers have just taken part in a demonstration looking at the expanding universe. They have worked with an ice hockey team, leaf blowers and balloons to figure this challenge out. Genius by Stephen Hawking ‘Why are We Here’ and ‘Where Did the Universe Come From’ airs on WSKG TV May 25, 2016 beginning at 9pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO3uD0oH0Ho
Episode 3: “Why Are We Here?”
Premieres Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 9:00 pm
Join Stephen Hawking as he sets three ordinary people a truly mind-bending challenge: Can they work out why they exist at all?
Genius by Stephen Hawking ‘Can We Time Travel’ airs on WSKG TV on May 18, 2016 at 9pm. Genius by Stephen Hawking is a series where he challenges the ordinary with the extraordinary. In each of the six episodes, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking presents three ordinary people with a series of physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius. Episode 1: “Can We Travel In Time?”
Premieres Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9:00pm. Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to determine if time travel is possible.
A visualization of two black holes merging based on general relativity’s predictions. _______________________________________________________________________
By Kate Becker
Kate Becker is a Boston-based science writer who was previously senior researcher for NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW. _______________________________________________________________________
For 13 years, the scientists of LIGO—the most ambitious, and expensive, project in the history of the National Science Foundation—had been waiting. LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, has been twenty-five years and more than half a billion dollars in the making. It involves 900 scientists and engineers, including many whose entire careers have been spent designing, building, and preparing to analyze data streaming in to LIGO.