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Circular Motion Teacher Resources
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Highly recommended is this presentation on circular motion. Using demonstrative graphics and diagrams, and clear and explanatory text, viewers learn to define and perform calcualtions for circular motion, velocity, and acceleration. Practice problems are included. The fictional centrifugal force is also explained, complete with pictures of people in an amusement park Spin-out or Rotor Ride. This is definitely a valuable resource to add to your physics lessons!
You can make sure your physicists' heads are not spinning when studying circular motion by assigning this worksheet as homework. In it, they describe tangential and rotational speed, define centripetal force, explain why centrifugal force is considered imaginary, and then solve five practical problems. Formatting is neat and user-friendly.
Go around and around in your physics class with this presentation on circular motion. Diagrams bring the definition to life. Formulas for angular acceleration, centripetal force, gravitation, and potential in a radial field are given. This comprehensive set of slides concludes with an example problem.
Physicists become Olympians in a competition using centripetal force. They ride a bicycle to comprehend relationships between linear and rotational motion. If you have an old-fashioned record player, it can be used to help pupils describe rotation and revolution. Classic pendulums and a classroom bowling ball pendulum are incorporated to help learners make connections. This activity-filled unit explores circular motion from every aspect, and the lesson write-up covers the details from every aspect as well!
In this vertical circular motion worksheet, students answer 16 questions about given diagrams showing masses rotating in circular motion. Students find tension in strings, they find the magnitude of the critical velocity, they find normal forces acting on objects and they determine the motion of objects after a break in the string holding the object.