Seat belts and safety

Posted by Mr Mallon on February 23, 2017

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Parallel Resistors

Posted by Mr Mallon on May 5, 2016

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Seat belt Info.

Posted by Mr Mallon on March 12, 2016

Categories: National 5
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Transverse Waves

Posted by Mr Mallon on June 10, 2014

A transverse wave is a wave which makes the particles it passes through vibrate up and down.

We say that the vibrations are at right angles to the direction of wave travel

Examples of transverse waves are waves on a string, S-waves in earthquakes.

Play the above movie and watch how the particle moves as the wave passes.

You can also measure the period T of the wave and if you measure the wavelength you can work out the wave speed.

Download a larger screen version of the above movie here.
You will be given a warning that the exe file is potentially dangerous but in this case it is safe.

Categories: National 5
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S3 Electricity Nasty Nine Test

Posted by Mr Mallon on March 18, 2014

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Radiation Quiz.

Posted by Mr Mallon on December 16, 2013

Here is a quiz for you to try on the topic of radiation.
The answers to the quiz will appear shortly.
Best of luck!

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Posted by Mr Mallon on November 16, 2013

Exo-planets are planets that are orbiting a star outside our Solar System.

They are extremely difficult to detect. In fact it is only very big planets that can be detected.

Exo-planets are detected by a couple of methods.

One method is to measure the brightness of a star.
When a large planet passes in front of it the brightness of the star is slightly dimmed.

Obviously the larger the planet the more the planet dims the light of the star it passes in front of.
Astronomers call this the transit method.

Another method is to catch a star wobbling.
The star`s gravitational field will pull the star whilst the planet`s gravitational field will pull the star!

This pulling by the star and planet will cause a wobble which astronomers can measure.

The first exo-planet was discovered in 1995, the total number of confirmed exo-planets are 473.

Will these planets be habitable? Only if they exist in a special zone around the star called the Goldilocks Zone.

Find out more here:

  1. Extrasolar Planets: BBC
  2. PlanetQuest NASA
  3. Exoplanet Database
  4. The Royal Observatory Edinburgh
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Newton`s Cannon

Posted by Mr Mallon on November 9, 2013

Isaac Newton thought this experiment up about firing a cannon ball from a cannon.

Check out this movie. Roll your mouse over Isaac`s picture to get more info.

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Satellite Research

Posted by Mr Mallon on November 7, 2013

Here is a presentation on satellites.

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Geostationary Satellites

Posted by Mr Mallon on October 29, 2013
Categories: National 4,National 5
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