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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!
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.
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.
Pupils 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, pupils play a game of catch using a tennis ball inside a plastic bag. Students analyze their results individually.
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!
High schoolers 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. High schoolers complete a Frayer model regarding the information they read and conduct a class discussion.
Students make spinners to investigate rotational inertia, rotational speed, angular momentum, and velocity. They make two sets of spinners that have different mass distributions and shapes. They complete a worksheet while experimenting to determine the design of the spinner that will spin the longest.