Dynamics

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Four Harvard training aircraft

How Planes Fly

Learn about what gets planes up in the air, what keeps them up there, and what brings them down again.
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How Planes Fly

Image showing the physics of flight on a drone.

Resources on Physics and Aerospace

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to physics and aerospace.
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Resources on Physics and Aerospace

Eric and his rocket

ScienceXplosion - The Era of the Air Pump

On this episode of ScienceXplosion, Eric makes a bottle rocket.
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ScienceXplosion - The Era of the Air Pump

Boy on bicycle

How Can I Go Faster on My Bike?

You don’t have to pedal harder to go faster. You just have to understand a little bit about gravity, drag and friction!
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How Can I Go Faster on My Bike?

Teenage boys arm wrestling at school

Arm Wrestling and Torque

Arm wrestling isn’t just a test of strength. It’s also a test of how well you understand torque.
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Arm Wrestling and Torque

A group of teens riding bicycles

How Can Understanding Physics Help Me Go Faster on My Bike?

You don’t have to pedal harder to go faster. You just have to understand a little bit about dynamics, gravitational force and friction!
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How Can Understanding Physics Help Me Go Faster on My Bike?

Mars Science Laboratory Parachute Qualification Testing

Testing Parachutes for Mars

NASA engineers apply kinematics and dynamics to test parachutes designed specifically to help space probes land safely using aerodynamics.
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Testing Parachutes for Mars

AeroVelo's winning flight

The Hovering Human

Learn how a team of Canadian engineers used Bernoulli’s Principle to design a human-powered helicopter. It set a world record for human-powered hovering flight!
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The Hovering Human

Wingsuit flying over Massachusetts

Soaring for Sport

Ever dreamed if overcoming gravity and flying away? Using aerodynamics, wingsuit jumpers get as close to flight as humanly possible.
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Soaring for Sport

How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I make a bottle rocket?

Use a pop bottle and other everyday materials to create a rocket that you can launch outdoors.
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How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I build a rollercoaster?

How can I build a rollercoaster?

Try your hand at building a “super coaster” using materials around your home.
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How can I build a rollercoaster?

How can you lift a marble off a table without touching it with your hands?

How can you lift a marble off a table without touching it with your hands?

Is it magic? No - it’s physics! Use circular motion to overcome the force of gravity and amaze your family!
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How can you lift a marble off a table without touching it with your hands?

Which materials bounce?

Which materials bounce?

Balls go up and down. But what makes for a good ball? Find out by exploring which materials bounce.
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Which materials bounce?

The planet Mars

What is your weight on another planet?

Do you weigh the same on Jupiter as you do on Earth? Learn to calculate your weight on a different planet.
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What is your weight on another planet?