Using YouTube.com in Teaching Physics

Presented by

Victor Coronel, PhD, Baruch College (NY)

Abstract

There is a very extensive collection of music videos from all over the world available in www.youtube.com. Some of them were, unwittingly I think, made so that they are excellent illustrations of a physical law. As an example we have the case of Newton's Second Law using the Atwood Machine, illustrated in the video of a song "The Logger" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA5RGI3zn20). I will illustrate the presentation with two or three more videos and summarise what, in my opinion, are basic characteristic of the videos that can be used, (by teachers, to make physics more interesting and captivating to students):

  1. Clearly related to the concept being discussed in class,
  2. Simplicity,
  3. Free of gender, race, and religious bias, etc.

Then I will make available a very extensive list of videos and their related topic of physics illustrated in them.

Materials

Victor Coronel - Teaching Physics with Youtube.pptx