Friday, April 23, 2010

Game for Physics - 99 Bricks

How often does a teacher encourages you to play games? But here I am, recommending this brilliant online flash game called 99 Bricks.

It's essentially Tetris with a twist: the aim is to build the TALLEST structure! However, the bricks observe the laws of stability, momentum, balance of moments, forces due to weight and centre of gravity etc etc....


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spending time on youtube

Despite my busy schedule, I've been spending some time on Youtube. Partly because I'm finding interesting clips to share with my students, partly to find some inspiration for the contestants of the Amazing Science X Challenge (

Anyway, here's one that I really like. It's by Steve Spangler, on a popular talkshow by Ellen Degeneres.

Watch the first one here! Go check out his other videos too.!