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Report Writing: Athletes and Gravity
Using the fascinating topic of extreme sports, learners are prepared to research and write a report. Unfortunately, most of the Internet links for the research are no longer valid, but the lesson can still be implemented by having pupils conduct their own web search on the topic.
6th - 8th Health 14 Views 45 Downloads
Gravity: What is it?
What is gravity and how do you explain it? Use this presentation to guide an inquiry-based lesson centered on understanding gravity through hands-on experience. Each slide provides a definition, example, or activity for students to consider.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 31 Downloads
Gravity and Muscles
Humans are so used to gravity as a force that we don't tend to pay much attention to it on a daily basis. Through a couple simple activities, learners experience changes to their center of gravity and come to the understanding that people make adjustments for gravity more than we realize.
3rd - 8th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads
Study Jams! Gravity & Inertia
Is it possible to defy gravity? Not really. With force and inertia, we can act against it for a little while, but, eventually, gravitational force will pull us back to Earth. The relationships among mass, force, and inertia are all described by Chloe in a lively little animated feature.
6th - 9th Science 8 Views 3 Downloads
How Do Things Fall?
Students study forces by examining the force of gravitational attraction. They observe how objects fall and measure the force of gravitational attraction upon objects. Students discover that, since gravitational constants are different for places other than Earth, engineers must especially take gravity and weight into consideration when they design spacecraft, and moon or planetary vehicles.
5th - 7th Math 17 Views 28 Downloads
Students discuss sending a spacecraft into space and observe a trajectory demonstration. Students participate in experiments and activities to explore how the force of gravity is used to change the trajectory of a spacecraft. Experiments are available for all grade levels.
3rd - 12th Science 5 Views 40 Downloads
Here is a rare gem for physics teachers! An engaging collection of slides opens with a question about aiming a slingshot at a monkey as it lets go of the branch from which it hangs. Projectile motion concepts are presented with graphics, graphs, equations, and explanations.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 47 Downloads
Have some physical science fun when studying the center of gravity or center of mass. Simply have balancing artists stand a dowel on one finger and keep it from falling over! A lump of clay is added and moved up along the dowel over a series of trials so that they alter the center of gravity and feel how different the motion is to keep the stick up.
6th - 10th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads
Tinkering with Tops
Get kids' heads spinning by challenging them to design a top that will rotate for a minimum of 10 seconds without leaving a 30-cm circle. Groups of learners collaborate through a planning stage, testing stage, and evaluation stage. Some reading is provided on the history, anatomy, and types of tops, and on angular momentum for older pupils.
3rd - 12th Science 56 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Miss Selle's Science Songs - Gravity
Young scientists will enjoy this delightful video that illustrates the role gravity plays in our solar system. Lyrics set to a snappy tune explain that the force of gravity is what holds us to the earth and keeps planets orbiting around the sun.
3 mins 5th - 8th Science 10 Views 11 Downloads
Students design and build original mobiles and consider how the forces of gravity and convection air currents affect the finished piece. They explore how an understanding of balancing forces is important in both art and engineering design.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
Force and Motion
Students experiment with force and motion. In this force and motion lesson, students test gravity using a variety of objects. Students rotate through a series of stations which use force, motion, friction, and inclines. Students predict outcomes and compare to results.
1st - 3rd Science 148 Views 723 Downloads
Forces of Nature: The Challenges of River Travel
Students examine how river travel affected the Lewis and Clark expedition. They define gravity, slope, and velocity, conduct a river formations experiment, complete an activity sheet, and watch a video about Lewis and Clark.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Ellipses and Kepler's First Law
The class examines graphs in the form r = F(Â¿Â¿) in polar coordinates (r, Â¿Â¿), in particular with the circle, ellipse and other conic sections. They determine the nature of an ellipse by studying the role of the semimajor axis and eccentricity.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads