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Listed under:  Science  >  Forces and energy  >  Mechanical energy  >  Motion  >  Frames of reference
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'Playing Beatie Bow', 1985

These three clips from a 1985 Australian feature film based on Ruth Park's classic Australian novel 'Playing Beatie Bow' depict a troubled teenager, Abigail, who travels back in time from Sydney in the 1980s to Sydney in 1873. The first clip shows how Abigail accidentally travels back in time with a strange girl to 1873. ...

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Newton’s laws

This collection of nine digital curriculum resources examines forces and their effects. Video sequences develop the theoretical and practical aspects of Newton's three laws of motion, weight, friction, the normal force and centre of mass. Web pages provide background material as well as explaining frames of reference and ...

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Motion and forces

This collection of 15 digital curriculum resources is organised in three categories - measuring motion; effects of forces; and friction. The collection includes learning objects that demonstrate how motion can be represented and recorded, as well as investigating the forces that influence it. Graphical techniques are frequently ...

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Newton’s laws

Learn about the effect of unbalanced forces on the motion of objects. Discover why the force of friction delayed the scientific study of motion and how Galileo made an important breakthrough. View demonstrations of Newton's three laws of motion. Analyse real-life situations to find the various forces acting and their effects. ...

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Einsteinlight: a simple introduction to relativity

Learn the basic ideas of Einstein's special theory of relativity. Discover why it leads to time dilation and length contraction, and how mass and energy can be considered to be equivalent. View animations showing the unusual consequences of relativity. This resource consists of multimedia modules containing film clips, ...

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Frames of reference for Newton's laws - Galilean relativity

Learn about frames of reference in which the laws of physics seem to be violated. Observe the motion of an object in an inertial and non-inertial frame. Discover where fictitious forces come from and see why Newton's laws apply in all inertial frames of reference. This resource consists of a web page with text and animation.

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Musculo-skeletal and nervous systems

This collection contains 15 digital curriculum resources. It is organised into four categories - structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system; structure and function of the nervous system; disorders or injuries of the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems; and treatments for disorders of the nervous system. The ...

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The Sun Worshippers, 1922: Preparing for the eclipse

This silent black-and-white clip shows a solar eclipse recorded at Wallal in Western Australia on 21 September 1922. It shows members of the Crocker Solar Eclipse Expedition just before the eclipse, checking telescopes and other equipment and loading cameras with slides. The clip includes intertitles that refer to this ...