Newton's Law of Gravitation Teacher Resources
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Kelper's Three Laws
A flipped classroom lesson introduces astrophysics fanatics to Kepler's three laws of planetary motion. After reading about the laws of ellipses, equal areas, and harmonies, and also learning how Newton's gravitation concepts come into play, they answer nine questions as a review.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vi and Sal Talk About the Mysteries of Benford's Law
Challenge your students to come up with their own explanation of why this interesting mathematical law works! Sal, accompanied by Vi Hart, demonstrates BenfordÕs Law. They challenge the listeners to see if they can give an intuitive reason for why this law fairly accurately models certain number patterns.
8 mins 10th - 12th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Inverse Square Law
The inverse square law is revealed when your class participates in this activity. They move a graph paper or perfboard square back and forth in a square of light to see how the intensity changes. You will definitely want to add this illuminating activity to your collection of physics demonstrations.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Playing with Parachutes
This lesson certainly will not be a drag! Little engineers design parachutes that make use of air resistance and, as a result, slow the descent of the payload as much as possible. It is an opportunity to teach about many motion concepts: air resistance, drag, gravity, Newton's laws of motion, etc.
3rd - 12th Science 54 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Newton's Second Law
Three memorable activities build on each other to give physics masters a firm grasp of Newton's Second Law. Pupils play with a lab cart on a flat surface and on an incline to confirm that force is equal to mass times acceleration. In the assessment exercises, they apply their understanding to sleds on ice and boxes filled with different materials.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 37 Downloads
Hooke's Law, Vibrations, Mechanical Waves, and Sound
Dangle a spring to experiment with vibration and discover if period is dependent on amplitude. Strum a guitar and adjust the strings to compare displacement and sound. Use a Slinky® and guitar strings on a ring stand to uncover the mystery of resonance.
9th - Higher Ed Physical Education 6 Views 23 Downloads
Coulomb's Law and Induced Polarization
Engage your aspiring physicists in a series of lab activities directied at demonstrating the behavior of electric force. In completing these exercises, learners will explore Coulomb's and Gauss's Laws. Well-written directions to four different activites are laid out as well as four ideas for assessments.
10th - 12th Science 9 Views 14 Downloads
Newton's Second Law and More
Follow the adventures of Fluffy, The Wonder Hamster. Junior physicists calculate his weight on different planets, the force of his rocket engine, and the acceleration and velocity of his toboggan. Fluffy will challenge and entertain your problem solvers at the same time!
9th - 12th Science 37 Views 82 Downloads
Lab: Kelper's Laws of Planetary Motion
High school astrophysicists perform the classic activity of using a loop of string and two push pins to draw ellipses and calculate eccentricity. They also answer questions and solve problems using Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The activity sends learners to consult a "Planet Data Table" in their notes, so you will need to provide individual planet orbit information.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads
Can you feel the weight of the world? After viewing this PowerPoint, your physics class will. They learn that because of the gravitational pull of the sun, Earth does not go flying off into space. They also learn how to use the universal law of gravitation to calculate Earth's mass and the inverse-square law to relate intensity and distance.
9th - Higher Ed Science 16 Views 42 Downloads
Electrostatics - Getting a Charge Out of Physics
Charge up your physics class with this presentation on electrostatics. They will be able to explain what electrostatics is, how electric charge is conserved, and the basics of electric force. They will see how to use Coulomb's law to compute the electric force between to charges.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 40 Downloads
Dependence of Light Intensity on Distance
Hopefully you have a sensor interface for your physics class to use with graphing calculators when collecting data with a light sensor. If so, read on. Use this resource for learners to predict and then test whether or not the intensity of light is directly related to the distance from the point light source.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This PowerPoint would be great to bring energy concepts to your class, including transformation of energy, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy.
4th - 8th Science 204 Views 474 Downloads
Transform Me! -Types of Energy
Use interactive online tools to help physicists understand the Law of Conservation of Energy. They watch a homemade video featuring a science teacher singing a song about energy conservation (consider having them make one as extra credit), and predict what the law states.
9th - Higher Ed Science 17 Views 65 Downloads
Universal Gravity and Kelper's Laws Worksheet
High school physicists apply their knowledge of planetary motion. Using Kepler's three laws, Newton's law of universal gravitation, and the provided properties of the moon, sun, and Earth, they proceed to solve 23 problems. An answer key is that you can send home with the homework assignment, or use when you go over solutions in class.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 6 Downloads
Lab 6: Kepler's Laws
A 15-page package thoroughly teaches your physics or astronomy learners about Kepler's three laws of planetary motion. Each one is stated and explained. Class members answer questions, solve problems, and participate in the classic activity of using string and pushpins to guide them in the drawing of ellipses.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 18 Downloads