Rotational Motion Teacher Resources
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Qualitative Aspects of Rotational Dynamics
Explanations for six different physics lab activities and five suggested assessments are contained in this resource by the National Science Teachers Association. Any combination can be used to open learners' eyes to rotational motion. They explore rotational inertia with weights and a meter stick, rotating force fields with a spring balance and pendulum, conservation of momentum with a bicycle wheel, and more!
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Measures of Circular Motion
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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 9 Views 33 Downloads
New Review Momentum Machine
If you have a rotating office chair in your classroom, you can have physics pupils participate in this simple, yet effective demonstration of angular momentum. One partner sits in the chair, arms outstretched, holding heavy weights. The other partner spins him around.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ring Around the Rosie
Young scholars examine the concept of angular momentum and its correlation to mass, velocity, and radius. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, conduct an experiment with rotational inertia, angular momentum, and rotation speed by making variations of spinners and comparing the different spins they produce, and answer discussion questions.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Start Your Engines
Have your techies read up on the details of how combustion engines work in an automobile. Create a set of accompanying response-to-reading questions and have your mechanical engineering or automotive technology class use this as a homework assignment.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing
Many mechanical phenomena are explained by a physics professor using Nick Goepper, a Winter Olympics 2014 slope-style skier, as the model. Beginning with kinetic and potential energy, the professor goes on to explain angular momentum and moment of inertia.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 18 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Take your time with this lesson. Junior engineers read about different types of clocks and then work together to build a pendulum time-keeper. There are no hints as to how they might go about accomplishing this complex task, so you may want to conduct some research or try a few of your own engineering designs before introducing the activity to your class.
3rd - 12th Science 15 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 3 Views 0 Downloads
Triangle Medians and Centroids
The terminology used in geometry, including such words as centroid and median are discussed in this video. Through this lecture, young mathematicians can see a visual representation both median and centroid. Also, a proof showing how to calculate medians is demonstrated.
9 mins 9th - 10th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Pop Can Hero Engine
Hang a soda can from a string and watch it spin by the force created by water streaming out of slanted holes. This plan provides background information, detailed materials and procedures, discussion questions, a lab worksheet, and extensions.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 70 Downloads
Impulse, Momentum, and the Conservation of Momentum
What happens when two worlds collide? In the first of several activities, future physicists experiment with colliding ball bearings or Newton's cradle. Another activity requires the use of an air track with cars to examine collision. Learners tape masses to fishing line and drop from different heights to determine the force required to break the line.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 47 Downloads
Path to Mars
Students compare Earth and Mars to find similarities between the two planets using given websites. They collect and download pictures of geological features of both planets from print and non-print sources. Descriptions of the geological features are written and pairs of pictures are posted side-by-side for comparison.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
WHAT IS BALANCE AND MOTION?
Students are able to describe how tight rope walkers are able to walk on a wire and not fall over. They are able to explain how a tight rope walker distributes their weight. Students provide an idea of how they can balanced as humans using our body parts.
K - 4th Science 8 Views 121 Downloads
Young scholars investigate how the motion of the Foucault pendulum proves that the Earth is rotating. They research the Internet about pendulums and conduct an experiment online. They view a multimedia presentation about pendulums and read and answer questions.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads