Paul Andersen explains how objects interact when touching and at a distance. Electromagnetic forces are very important when objects are touching and fields explain both electromagnetic and gravitational forces. The strong and weak nuclear forces can result in radioactive decay. A brief description of Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation and Coulomb's Law are includes. A teaching progression from grades K-12 is also included.
Paul Andersen introduces forces, motion, and Newton's three laws in this video. He begins by describing forces as pushes or pulls on objects that produce motion. A lack of motion results from a balanced set of forces. A teaching progression K-12 is also included.
In this video Paul Andersen explains cause and effect its importance in science and engineering. He starts by addressing the chain of interactions that must be present to show cause and effect. He addresses the assumptions of universality and scale in determining cause and effect. He finished the video with a progression of instruction from K-12.
Paul Andersen explains how investigations are used by scientists to answer questions and by engineers to test designs. He delineates be investigative and observational science. He demonstrates the formation of a good question the design of an effective investigation.