Blinded Me with Science – Quantum Mechanics

February 20th, 2011 by Nate

Those who are children of the 80s probably remember the song “She blinded me with Science” (follow the url for the video).  Lately I have been looking curriculum and resources related to science.

Youtube has an amazing amount of videos, both amateur and professional, on scientific subjects.  Levi in picture to the left is watching a video on the Standard Model of Quantum Mechanics.  It is a graphical introductory video and both boys seem to like it.  The picture is showing the four known forces of matter and energy and their separation at the big bang.

The four known forces in the universe are:

  • Electromagnetism
  • Gravity
  • Strong Nuclear Force (holds nucleus of atoms together)
  • Weak Nuclear Force (causes radioactivity)

I was concerned about the availability of science resources.  I have found quite a few resources.

If you have an interest the video is here.  It is about 15 minutes.