Circular Motion Teacher Resources
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Exploring the Circular Motion of a Tennis Ball
Students are introduced to the concept of circular motion. In groups, they participate in experiments to discover the law of inertia. They describe how forces act on objects during a circular motion. To end the lesson, they use these two concepts to predict the path of an object.
Gravity and Circular Motion
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.
Eighth graders identify the forces involved in circular motion. In this physics lesson plan, 8th graders examine centripetal force and inertia by participating in teacher led demos. They give real world application of circular motion.
Non-Uniform Circular Motion
In this non-uniform circular motion worksheet, students solve five problems including writing equations of motion and showing modifications, answering questions about velocity, tangential acceleration, centripetal acceleration and angular acceleration.
Physics 210: Circular Motion
In this circular motion worksheet, students calculate tangential velocity, angular velocity, and centripetal force. This worksheet has 6 problems to solve.
Students investigate circular motion in two different activities. In the first, students observe the path of a rolling marble on a paper plate. In the second, students play a game of catch using a tennis ball inside a plastic bag. Students analyze their results individually.
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.
Circular Motion WS
In this circular motion activity, students solve six problems including finding centripetal acceleration of rotating objects, finding direction of acceleration of objects and finding tension force on strings attached to revolving objects.
Physics 240: 12
In this physics 240: 12, worksheet students calculate the time, velocity, distance for the word problems given. Students apply concepts of uniform circular motion to solve each problem provided.
Measures of Circular Motion
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!
Physics 240: 16
In this physics 240:16 worksheet, students use their knowledge of non-uniform circular motion with a constant to solve the problems provided.
Physics 240: 16
In this physics 16 worksheet, students solve each problem using their knowledge of non-uniform circular motion. Students use the formulas to answer all parts of the questions.
Students research physical science by completing worksheets. In this gravity lesson, students read assigned text regarding the rotation of Earth and the gravitational force caused by the speed of which it rotates. Students complete a Frayer model regarding the information they read and conduct a class discussion.
Circular Motion: Target Practice
Students demonstrate direction of velocity of an object in circular motion. They discuss the mathematical formula, and demonstrate the formula using a string, rubber stopper and a target.
Uniform Circular Motion
In this circular motion worksheet, students determine the magnitude of a coin's linear velocity and the magnitude of its acceleration. This worksheet has 14 problems to solve.
Universal Gravitation and Circular Motion Review
In this gravitation and motion worksheet, students solve ten problems including finding acceleration, determining the radius of orbits, calculating the centripetal acceleration and finding the gravitational force on objects.
A Classical & Relativistic Trip to a Black Hole
Students calculate distance, velocity, acceleration and time on their fantasy trip to the black hold. They apply Newton's Laws of Motion and calculate circular motion. They discuss any questions that may arise.
Review of Dynamics
In this dynamics worksheet, students calculate speed, acceleration and forces to complete 50 multiple choice questions on kinematics.
MOTION IN A CIRCLE
Students explore uniform circular motion, and the relation of its frequency of N revolutions/sec with the peripheral velocity v and with the rotation period T, and the "centripetal acceleration" of an object.
Ring Around the Rosie
Students examine the concept of angular momentum and its correlation to mass, velocity, and radius. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, conduct an experiment with rotational inertia, angular momentum, and rotation speed by making variations of spinners and comparing the different spins they produce, and answer discussion questions.