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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 51 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 15 Views 37 Downloads
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 17 Views 29 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 18 Views 75 Downloads
Lesson 3: Acceleration and Force
A nine-page physics resource supports your lesson 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 16 Views 50 Downloads
Velocity and Acceleration
Compliment your physics lesson with this PowerPoint which demonstrates many important points regarding acceleration and velocity. A starter experiment activity to stimulate student thinking is given, and may prove very interesting to a junior group of students.
6th - 8th Science 33 Views 114 Downloads
Unit III: Worksheet 3 - Uniform Acceleration
This three-page worksheet moves physics masters to show what they know about motion. They analyze graphs of time versus displacement, solve instantaneous and average velocities, solve word problems, and graph results. This is an outstanding assignment to give as a review before a quiz on velocity and acceleration.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 31 Downloads
Motion and Forces
A substantial but viewer-friendly selection of slides presents the topics of forces and motion. The simplicity of format and content make this perfectly suited to an introductory physical science course. Slides begin by addressing one-dimensional speed and distance, and then they venture into the deeper waters of velocity and acceleration.
7th - 12th Science 107 Views 339 Downloads
Students calculate acceleration due to gravity with the measurements of the period of a pendulum or measurements of the time for an object to fall from different heights. They observe and measure the effect of air resistance on the motion of coffee filters.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Unit V: Worksheet 3 - Constant Force
Force equals mass times acceleration. Physics whizzes apply this formula to six different diagrams, solving eight acceleration problems in all. This is a practical assignment, perfect for homework when practicing Newton's second law of motion.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 49 Downloads
The Basics of Motion
If you agree that physics learners should be able to explain motion concepts before solving problems, then you will really appreciate this resource! The first page presents 12 questions about displacement, speed, velocity, scalars, vectors, and acceleration that must be answered in writing.
9th - 12th Science 36 Views 92 Downloads
Newton's Second Law and More
Follow the adventures of Fluffy, The Wonder Hamster. Junior physicists calculate his weight on different planets, the force of his rocket engine, and the acceleration and velocity of his toboggan. Fluffy will challenge and entertain your problem solvers at the same time!
9th - 12th Science 37 Views 82 Downloads
Roller Coaster! Measuring Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, and Lost Energy
While building rollercoaster tracks for marbles is definitely age-appropriate for middle schoolers, the calculations on the lab sheets for this lesson plan are above most of them. Physics fledglings measure the potential energy at the beginning of a track, the kinetic energy at its end, and the amount lost to friction along the way.
6th - 12th Science 168 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Acceleration or Equilibrium
After instructions are given on the first slide, the following six slides give data that the students can use to determine acceleration or equilibrium. The next six slides then show the same diagrams with the answer of the net force. A teacher could use this slideshow to have students practice problems and then correct peer work.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
High schoolers listen to a lecture and complete a number of problems as they go. There are a variety of examples given and they are guided through the problem solving steps for each of the real-world scenarios regarding the purpose of vectors.
10th - 12th Math 9 Views 53 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 11 Views 5 Downloads
Acceleration of a Freely Falling Object
Young scholars explore the concept of acceleration. In 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