Physics: Cinema Classics DVD
In 2002 the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and Ztek Co. decided to produce a set of DVDs using the compilation of over 245 “classic” physics experiments from over one hundred sources that was originally published on three double-sided CAV videodiscs in 1992. These videos provide convenient access to material from Physical Science Study Committee 16mm films, Project Physics 8mm film loops, Ealing 8mm film loops, and many others. The videodiscs were part of a National Interactive Media Project for Secondary Physical Science Courses, a project funded by the United States Department of Education (award number R168D90059).
The video and still images on the DVDs are accompanied by instructor's hints and two separate audio tracks: an inquiry track and an explanation track. Experiments can be accessed using the DVD player remote control, a bar-code reader and the bar-code directory included on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Each DVD is accompanied by a CD of ancillary materials, including a comprehensive teacher's guide and other useful references. The CD contains a 2,000-page, bar-coded Teacher's Guide with discussion guides, question and answer sheets, student worksheets, and more. Cross references to the popular high school physics and physical science textbooks are included. Frequently used references such as fundamental constants, the Greek alphabet, significant digits, metric multipliers, etc., are also on the CD along with a guide on the use of Physics: CINEMA CLASSICS in physical science courses. The CD is Macintosh and Windows compatible. Information may be selected and printed from the CD without any additional software.
The appropriate grade level is 7+.
Disc 1: Mechanics
Time and Place
Disc 2: Mechanics and Heat
Heat and Temperature
Disc 3: Waves
Disc 4: Waves and Electricity & Magnetism
Color, Scattering, and Polarization
Magnetism and Magnetic Fields
Disc 5: Conservation Laws
Work and Energy
Disc 6: Angular Momentum and Modern Physics
Atoms, Molecules and Models
Photons and X-rays
Particles and Waves