Saturday, November 30, 2019

My Mechanical Universe Sagrada Família

I've been enjoying moving my Mechanical Universe curriculum out of the classroom and into the realm of YouTube homework this year. Posting the high school adaptations to YouTube and having a one-stop index webpage that links to every episode makes it easy. And they wouldn't be a part of my curriculum if I didn't have question sets to accompany them.

Every once in a while, I prefer to use a full college edition during a unit. So I decided to jump down the rabbit hole and begin developing Lessons of Phyz question sets for the college edition episodes. So far, I've been able to put together 12 sets.

[12/7/19 Update: 17 sets]

So that means there are only 40 35 episodes left to go. And writing a question set for a Mechanical Universe episode is a heavy lift compared to writing them for more straight-forward science documentaries. So I don't foresee completing all 52 episodes any time before 2022.

I have divided the series into six groups that make sense to me. In the event that I complete any of those groups, a TpT bundle will be assembled. When the whole series is completed, a megabundle will be prepared. 2022 will be a great time to be alive! Until then, I'll add question sets as I make them. One at a time. Unhurried.

For now, take a look and see if there's anything you can use before we get to that 2022 paradise, college or high school.

The Mechanical Universe of Phyz page (with links to every episode, college and high school)

Basilica de la Sagrada Família is the famous Barcelona church designed by Antoni Gaudí to be constructed on a 100-year+ timetable. The last true Alan Parsons Project album was all about Gaudí, and the opening track was La Sagrada Faília.

The Heat Playlist of Phyz

I fear I might be the last high school physics instructor around still teaching heat and temperature. I don't get any sense that NGSS needs me to teach it. AP Physics doesn't need me to teach it. I teach it in AP Physics 2 before delving into the curious realm of thermodynamics. But that's because I think the topics and demonstrations are so groovy.

In any case, here's my playlist.

The Heat Playlist of Phyz
(Love Is Like A) Heat WaveMartha Reeves & the Vandellas1963
Burn Down the MissionElton John1970
Burnin' for YouBlue Öyster Cult1978
Burning Down the HouseTalking Heads1983
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)David Bowie1982
Cold as IceForeigner1977
Cold Cold HeartNorah Jones2002
Dark FireStrunz & Farah1994
Don't Stop Me NowQueen1978
Feels Like FireSantana (feat. Dido)2002
FireSara Bareilles2019
FireIngrid Michaelson2012
Fire And Fury (Fuego Y Furia)Oscar Lopez1997
Fire And RainJames Taylor1970
Fire LakeBob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band1980
FlamethrowerThe J. Geils Band1981
Gypsy FlameArmik1995
Heat of the MomentAsia1982
Heat of the SunStrunz & Farah1994
Heat On the StreetPhil Collins1989
His Latest FlameMary Lou Lord1998
Hot BloodedForeigner1978
I'm On FireBruce Springsteen1982
Ice CreamSarah McLachlan1995
Long Hot SummerStyle Council1983
Paper in FireJohn Cougar Mellencamp1987
Rattle And BurnJesse Cook2005
Set Fire to the RainAdele2010
She's So ColdThe Rolling Stones1980
Some Like It HotThe Power Station1985
SteamPeter Gabriel1992
Still On FireAztec Camera1984
Strange FireIndigo Girls1987
The Fire Down BelowBob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band1976
The Fire InsideBob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band1991
The Rhythm of the HeatPeter Gabriel1982
The Warmth of the SunThe Beach Boys1965
This House Is On FireNatalie Merchant2001
Warm SoundZero72001
Warm WaysFleetwood Mac1975
We Didn't Start The FireBilly Joel1989
World On FireSarah McLachlan2003
You're My FlameZero72006