Simple Harmonic Motion Teacher Resources
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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 11 Views 35 Downloads
Simple Harmonic Motion
Students explore the theory of simple harmonic motion (SHM) by performing hands-on, practical application experiments. In this harmonic motion instructional activity, students use strings of various lengths and bobs of different weights to create a pendulum, metronome and diving board.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
A Move in the Right Direction
Students construct graphs using motion detectors. In this graph construction using motion detectors lesson, students construct various graphs by walking towards and away from the motion detector. Students create quadratic, linear, piecewise, and constant graphs.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
Practice with Simple Harmonic Motion
For this simple harmonic motion worksheet, students are given a diagram of a harmonic oscillator and they answer 9 questions about the oscillator's velocity, acceleration, amplitude and they write the functions of each of these measurements.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Back and Forth Analysis of Spring Motion
Students graph the motion of a mass moving back and forth on a spring, in parametric mode. They graph the position, velocity, and acceleration of the object in contrast to time graphs. Students compare speed and analyze it in terms of the magnitude of velocity on various time intervals.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
Pendulums are simple, yet engaging demonstrations of harmonic motion. Dr. Carlson uses a very large example of a pendulum: a bowling ball on a string hanging from the ceiling! Learn from Dr. Carlson how you can teach about the strength of centripetal force and pendulums, then have young physicists work with pendulums in the laboratory themselves.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
When I got Abducted by Aliens
Students investigate mechanics and harmonic motion. In this physics lesson plan, students work in groups coming up with ideas, then try to sell those ideas to another group. They work together to come up with solutions to problems.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
IPC Physics Vocabulary Review
In this physics review activity, students review vocabulary words associated with speed, acceleration, Newton's Laws and simple machines, work and energy, magnetism, electricity, and harmonic motion and light. This activity has 92 matching questions.
10th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Physics 210: Simple Pendulum
In this pendulum learning exercise, students use angular equations to make small angle approximations. Students determine the frequency of small oscillations and the period of oscillation. This learning exercise has 6 problems to solve.
12th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Forces Acting on a Spring
Teaching elastic forces in your physics class is a snap with this resource! Scholars compare the stretch of rubber bands with differing width, then measure the stretch of a spring and calculate force. In a whole-class experiment, wire is attached to the ceiling and stretched by adding weights to the loose end.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 9 Downloads