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2nd Grade teacher

This is such a fun and

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This is such a fun and interesting way to teach science. It's very engaging and easy for the students to relate to the topic. I like how the superheros can be integrated to many topics for science and difference age groups. I think its important to integrate computers and feel like this would be a great way to have students practice their researching skills. Thank you for sharing!

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Thank You.

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Very cool. Thank you for the

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Very cool. Thank you for the explanation. :-)

Physics teacher with a twist in Atlanta, Georgia USA

Let's ignore the deafening

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Let's ignore the deafening sound of wind rushing by his ears. At issue is the Doppler Effect for sound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppler_effect). Running toward some sound source, the pitch would rise so high as to be inaudible. Running away, the pitch would drop below his threshold of hearing.

Physics teachers usually use examples of trains and ambulances to demonstrate how the Doppler Effect causes the observed frequency of a sound to change depending on how the source and receiver of sound are in motion.

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Okay, I've got to ask. What

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Okay, I've got to ask. What would the Flash hear while running at the speed of sound?

Physics teacher with a twist in Atlanta, Georgia USA

I'm so glad to see the

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I'm so glad to see the science of superheroes advocated in biological sciences as well as with younger students! I've been teaching The Physics of Superheroes, inspired by James Kakalios' book of the same name, for a few years now.

Some of my favorites from the world of physics: 1) Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine slices a bullet in half with a katana (sword) demonstrating the conservation of momentum; 2) The Death of Gwen Stacy in Spiderman demonstrates the impulse-momentum theorem; 3) analyzing the quoted strength of Golden Age Superman to explain how he could leap tall buildings in a single bound; 4) describing what The Flash would hear while running at the speed of sound.

The trick lies less with being a comic book expert and more with watching movies and reading compilations closely. Definitely don't pass up Kakalios' book, either.

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