Circular Motion Teacher Resources

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Young scholars 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 activity, 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.
Eighth graders identify the forces involved in circular motion. In this physics lesson, 8th graders examine centripetal force and inertia by participating in teacher led demos. They give real world application of 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.
For 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.
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.
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.
In this physics 240:16 activity, students use their knowledge of non-uniform circular motion with a constant to solve the problems provided.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In this circular motion instructional activity, students determine the magnitude of a coin's linear velocity and the magnitude of its acceleration. This instructional activity has 14 problems to solve.
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.
Learners 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.
In this dynamics worksheet, learners calculate speed, acceleration and forces to complete 50 multiple choice questions on kinematics.
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.
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.
Learners explore Newton's three laws, gravity, momentum, trajectory, projectiles, circular motion, and friction by observing and breaking down skateboard tricks. They view short video clips of Tony Hawk and explain the physics concepts behind each trick.