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Take a look at acceleration within the context of automotive technology. They vary the mass on a toy car and run it down a ramp, exploring Newton's second law of motion. Though this is a classic lab activity, you will appreciate the layout of this particular lab sheet.
8th - 12th Science 26 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In collaborative groups, physics learners design and create a web portfolio of internet resoucres explaining poitive and negative acceleration, zero acceleration, and positive and negative velocity. This is a terrific assignment for integrating technology into the physics curriculum.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 28 Downloads
Young Einsteins experiment with the acceleration of Hot Wheels™ toy cars down inclined planes at various angles. This classic physics lab activity is thoroughly explained in both a teacher’s guide and a student lab sheet. Science learners collect data from four trials at each of three inclined plane heights.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 72 Downloads
Force, Displacement and Acceleration
Students explore physics by conducting an experiment in class. In this force instructional activity, students define the terms acceleration, displacement and force while discussing how they relate to each other. Students participate in an experiment in which students drag a cart around the class with different weight in it and record the different times.
7th - 9th Math 16 Views 77 Downloads
How Does an Atom-Smashing Particle Accelerator Work?
Address the question that physics learners are burning to know the answer to: How does an atom-smashing particle accelerator work? The LHC or Large Hadron Collider is introduced as a tool for uncovering the mysterious rules that govern matter.
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Calculating Acceleration Mini-Lab
In this acceleration worksheet, students utilize the mathematical equation for calculating the acceleration of an object to determine how much faster each second hot wheels cars travel. Students use 2 photogates, books and a wooden board to simulate the acceleration of a moving object.
8th - 11th Science 7 Views 2 Downloads
Acceleration of a Freely Falling Object
Students explore the concept of acceleration. For this acceleration lesson, students determine the acceleration of an object in free fall by collecting data using a graphing calculator and motion sensor. Student plot the velocity v. time data along with the position v.
9th - 12th Math 13 Views 77 Downloads
An Accelerated Look at Motion
Your physics followers will have fun envisioning Fluffy, The Wonder Hamster being launched in his exercise ball or Mr. Kirwan building an airplane in his backyard as they solve problems regarding acceleration. They are to draw a diagram and show their work, including which formulas they apply to each situation.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 34 Downloads
In this acceleration worksheet, students experiment with varying amounts of mass to observe the effects on the force needed to move an object. Students apply Newton's Second Law of Motion to describe the relationship between mass and force needed to move an object.
8th - 10th Science 14 Views 122 Downloads
Lesson 3: Acceleration and Force
A nine-page physics resource supports your activity on acceleration. A step-by-step lesson plan walks you through the materials you need, the background information, steps for leading experimentation, and the explanation of the results. The only missing element is a student Exploration Guide, which you can create by simply modeling the instructions given to you.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 46 Downloads
Newton's Second Law: Mass-Acceleration Relationship with Dynamics Carts
Students use dynamics carts to illustrate Newton's Second Law of Motion. In this force and motion lesson plan, students use dynamics carts to experiment and prove Newton's Second Law. They establish the relationship between mass and acceleration for push and pull forces.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 37 Downloads
Acceleration and Average Speed
In this acceleration and average speed activity, students learn the equations for acceleration and average speed. They match 6 variables with their quantities, they identify speed vs. velocity and scalar vs. vector and they solve 4 problems for speed or acceleration.
9th - 12th Science 38 Views 279 Downloads
Acceleration, Speed and Position Graphs
In this acceleration instructional activity, students calculate the speeds and position of cars traveling at a given acceleration and complete a table with their answers. Students plot their data and describe their graphs using the terms linear, exponential, direct and inverse.
8th - 12th Science 16 Views 16 Downloads
Motion: Speed, Velocity, Acceleration and Networking
Young scholars interpret a variety of motion graphs. In this physics lesson, students calculate the speed and acceleration of objects using numerical data from graphs. They apply what they have learned to solve real world problems.
8th - 10th Science 59 Views 376 Downloads
Learners investigate the interdependence of mass and gravitational acceleration using computer simulation. In this physics lesson, students derive the formula for acceleration due to gravity. They calculate air resistance on falling objects.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 30 Downloads