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Different types of energy are the focus of this science resource. Learners identify situations in which kinetic and potential energy are exchanged. They conduct an in-class inquiry which leads them to discover that there is a limit to the amount of kinetic energy gained in any energy transfer. They see that friction is what makes the energy transfer possible.
Learning to summarize texts takes practice. Jump into the training ring and guide your learners through a summarizing practice session. The classic direct instructional practice of "I do, you do, we do" is used to help them identify key words or ideas which will be used to create accurate summaries. As they summarize the text, they create hand motions for each key word or point, they put them all together to make a gestural movement that represents the logical order of their summary.
Launching Fluffy, the Wonder Hamster, in a catapult might not be humane, but imagining the action to analyze projectile motion should be acceptable. This physics resource injects a little silliness, yet is quite serious about assessing learners' understanding! It asks them to write explanations, identify true statements, and solve problems dealing with all sorts of projectiles and orbits. Your physics class will enjoy the challenge as a homework assignment.
The focus of this chemistry video is kinetics, which is a study of exactly what happens to compounds when they react together. Specifically, kinetics is a study of the rate of chemical reactions, and what forces affect that rate. Sal sets up a few problems that have different variables such as: atmospheric pressure, temperature, and surface area in order to illustrate how kinetics works.
Now here is a great lesson that will really help your learners see the connection between art and engineering. First, you'll discuss kinetic sculptures and the design process. Then, you'll engage them in a hands-on activity where they use paper and brads to fashion a four-bar mechanism. The mechanisms can be discussed in terms of art, form, function, and construction.
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. Then the question is revisited. This top-notch PowerPoint pulls physics learners in by getting them thinking as they learn.
A substantial but viewer-friendly selection of slides presents the topics of forces and motion. The simplicity of format and content make this perfectly suited to an introductory physical science course. Slides begin by addressing one-dimensional speed and distance, and then they venture into the deeper waters of velocity and acceleration. Forces are explored in detail, and Newtons' three laws of motion are introduced. Clear explanations and slides that check for understanding make this a top-notch resource!
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!
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Your physics fans will react to you showing this PowerPoint by understanding Newton's third law! It is full of diagrams pertinent to the information being explained. A few "Consult With Your Neighbor" slides are incorporated so that learners can interact and more deeply process what is being taught. This outstanding resource can be employed just before having physics learners experiment with Newton's third law of motion.
A very scientific-looking but appealing set of slides helps you teach young physicists about the force of friction. First explain what static friction is and demonstrate how to solve problems. Then introduce kinetic friction and the associated equations. Finally, free fall through fluid friction concepts. Toward the end of the presentation, several slides display practice problems for viewers to try. The formatting of these slides is less-than-perfect, but easily edited so that the whole problem is visible.
Budding artists experiment with balance and movement as they learn about Alex Calder and his kinetic sculptures. They'll view several of Calder's pieces and review biographical information, then they'll work through the artistic process as they create Calder-like sculptures. Tip: There is an intrinsic link between balance, weight, and measurement; explore these ideas with your students as you allow them to experiment with materials. Have them take observation notes that relate all three concepts.
Three, two, one, blastoff! Your physics, astronomy, or engineering class learns about satellite motion, both circular and elliptical, by viewing this set of slides. Explanatory graphics are included to further enhance learning. Several slides provide multiple choice review questions. This slide show is out of this world! The only problem is that the text on a few of the slides overlaps. This problem is simple to remedy and well worth the effort!
Here is a collection of readings to be discussed in the science classroom. This one is in the form of a dialog between two boys in an amusement park, talking about the forces involved in a Graviton ride. Questions are listed at the bottom of the handout to guide the discussion. Use this as an enrichment to your curriculum when teaching vectors, linear, and circular motion.
Middle schoolers identify the relationship between kinetic energy, mass, and velocity. Then they explain and graph the relationship between kinetic energy and mass. Students also predict the impact of objects of different mass and velocity on a standing object. Finally, they compare their graph to the graph drawn of a directly proportional relationship.