# MERLOT Materials

#### Filter by

1-24 of 51 results for Materials Submitted by Jim Spohrer

#### Cost Concepts

Read the lecture and try to answer the interspersed questions.

#### Kepler's First Law (Astrophysics)

Watch a satellite slowly circle Earth in an ellipse. Vary the eccentricity of the orbit.

#### Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration

Try to Nuclear Power Plant stable - avoid a meltdown

#### Periodic Table (Chemistry)

Periodic table for getting information about different elements.

#### Realtime TAO Bouy Data (Oceanography,... Realtime TAO Bouy Data (Oceanography, Meteorology)

Map of sensor bouy's floating in the pacific. Mouse over a bouy to get latest data (temp, wind, humity).

#### Supply and Demand (Economics)

Read the lecture and try to answer the interspersed questions.

#### Thermodynamic Equilibrium

A simulation of the kinetic theory of gasses. Students can study the dependence of the mixing of two gasses on... see more

#### ACD ChemSketch (Chemistry)

A freeware tool for drawing chemical structures.

#### Cannon Simulation (Physics)

Ballistics Simulation: Exploring gravity, kinetic energy, potential energy and atmospheric drag using the cannon

#### Coastline (Mathematics, Fractals)

Includes teacher generated activities. A section of the coast line is randomly given an angle (two lines), resulting in a... see more

#### Elasticity Lecture & Problems... Elasticity Lecture & Problems (Economics)

Elasticity = Responsiveness: the elasticity of demand tells us how much the quantity demanded changes when the price... see more

#### Finding Earthquakes Epicenter... Finding Earthquakes Epicenter (Geophysics)

Enter three arrival times in seconds to see where the epicenter occurred (triangulation).

#### Forest Fires and Percolation

Grow trees (green dots), then start fire (red dots), and watch destroyed trees (black dots) form a trail behind the fire.

#### Fractals in Science (Mathematics,... Fractals in Science (Mathematics, Chemistry)

book Fractals in Science: Directory of applets. The Center for Polymer Studies has developed a number of hands-on... see more

#### Lines a Strategy Game (Combinatorics)

Learn math concepts of game theory and search algorithms while playing a game trying to line up five balls.

#### Lottery Game (Mathematics,... Lottery Game (Mathematics, Statistics)

Flip coins to see if you can beat the odds.

#### Maxwellian Velocity Distribution... Maxwellian Velocity Distribution (Physics)

This experiment is designed to further demonstrate the properties of the ideal gas law. Mirror site:... see more

#### Monte Carlo Estimate of Pi... Monte Carlo Estimate of Pi (Mathematics)

Throw darts at a circle, get the ratio inside to outside circle, and estimate pi.

#### Necker Cube Animation (Human... Necker Cube Animation (Human Perception)

Watch as a stick is inserted into a Necker Cube from a variety of directions.

#### Spectroscopy Simulator (Chemistry)

Create a spectrum and then interact with it. Notice that energy level transitions correspond to peaks in the spectrum.

#### 1D Random Walk (Statistics,... 1D Random Walk (Statistics, Mathematics)

Take random steps left or right and see how far you get. You won't go far very often.

#### Bragg's Law and Diffraction (Physics)

How waves reveal the atomic structure of crystals

#### Buffon's Needle Estimate of Pi... Buffon's Needle Estimate of Pi (Mathematics)

Discussion of a technique for estimating pi, by dropping a needle between parallel lines.

#### Black Body Radiation (Astrophysics)

Change Temp and watch graph change according to Plank's formula