Angular Momentum Teacher Resources
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Qualitative Aspects of Rotational Dynamics
Explanations for six different physics lab activities and five suggested assessments are contained in this resource by the National Science Teachers Association. Any combination can be used to open learners' eyes to rotational motion. They explore rotational inertia with weights and a meter stick, rotating force fields with a spring balance and pendulum, conservation of momentum with a bicycle wheel, and more! For a little excitement and a lot of education, check out this collection of physics pursuits.
Work and Energy
The first activity may not work for your class if you don't have access to an open area of 30 meters and two cars of different masses, but the remaining activities can be used in any physics course. They all involve the investigation of Newton's first law of motion. If you visit the Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science website by the National Science Teachers Association, you will easily find the student handouts. In addition to procedures for the activites, this resourece provides 18 different assessment exercises for you to choose from!
Hooke's Law, Vibrations, Mechanical Waves, and Sound
Dangle a spring to experiment with vibration and discover if period is dependent on amplitude. Strum a guitar and adjust the strings to compare displacement and sound. Use a Slinky® and guitar strings on a ring stand to uncover the mystery of resonance. For all three activities, Hooke's law and other equations are applied. These high-level activities will sing of information for your physics learners when studying wave motion, vibrations, and sound.
Electronic Structure of Atoms
For this chemistry worksheet, students complete 22 problems and fill in the blank questions on quantum numbers, electron configuration and hybridization of orbitals.
Review of Rotational Motion
For this rotational motion worksheet, students calculate and answer 50 multiple choice questions related to the properties of rotating bodies.
Physics 240: Torque
In this torque worksheet, students review the right hand rule for torque and use this information to complete 5 torque problems.
Physics 210: 18
In this physics 210-8 instructional activity, students describe the movement of various objects when forces are present and not present. Students calculate the velocity and the moment of inertia for the word problems given.
Physics 240: Forces
In this forces worksheet, students calculate the moment of inertia of a system and the kinetic energy of a system. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
The Physics of Skateboarding
Students are able to analyze gravity as an universal force. They are able to determine how the force of friction retards motion. Students are able to apply Newton's Laws of Motion ot the way the world works.
Activity One Teacher Page: Vehicles In Motion
Learners identify variables that affect the system, and specify which variables are independent and which are dependent.
Review of Gravitation
In this gravitation worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on universal gravitation topics and Kepler's laws.
NEWTON'S 3RD LAW
Students examine the formal definition of Newton's 3rd law: "forces always originate in pairs, equal in magnitude and opposite in direction." --The informal, qualitative version: "Each action has an equal and opposite reaction."
Spin Me a Story
Students examine the motif of spinning and weaving in myths and folktales. They read various myths, complete a WebQuest, develop a mind map of story elements, and write an original "spider" story.
Quantum Concepts - Orbitals and Multi-Electron Atoms
In this quantum concepts worksheet, students use orbital diagrams to construct energy level diagrams. They show electrons in each energy level and show the spin of electrons. They also sketch "cartoon diagrams" for given orbitals.
AP Chemistry Topic 4: Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table, Part A, Examples
Instruct your new chemists about quantum numbers and the associated principles with this illuminating handout. It can be used over and over again as a reference sheet while they practice the concepts taught. This can serve as classroom notes and reinforcement practice.
Atomic Structure Word Search
The vocabulary associated with atomic structure is reviewed by searching for the terms. Make sure to have young chemists also write definitions or explain each term on a separate sheet of paper.
Students examine the history behind the frisbee and how Bernoulli's principle and Newton's law plays a role. For this flight lesson students complete an experiment on how the rim of a frisbee effects flight.
Students investigate methods used by aeronautical engineers to keep rockets on target. After exploring the center of gravity and the center of pressure, students build water rockets. Students use various methods to design fins on the rocket. Students then fly the rockets at various angles to determine which performs the best.
(S-1A) Weather and the Atmosphere
High schoolers discuss the way vertical convection transports heat from the surface upwards, and associated pressure and temperature profiles of the atmosphere.
Earth's Changing Atmosphere
Young scholars examine the constant changing of the Earth's atmosphere. After labeling the layers of the Earth, they identify various processes inside the Earth that can cause gases to be emitted. Using the internet, they research how the burning of the oil fields in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War added to the amount of pollution and effects on the atmosphere.