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Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?
Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be solved by the presence of mysterious dark matter.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science 9 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching young mathematicians to use consistent units in their expressions as well as numbers, Sal demonstrates several ways to translate speed units in pre-algebra. He encourages viewers to memorize common speed units, such as the amount of feet in a mile, in order to facilitate problem-solving.
10 mins 7th - 9th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads
Return to the classic word problem with these speed scenarios. Learners use some combination of the variables speed, distance, and speed to solve six problems, all of which ask for one of these as an answer. The examples do a nice job of walking them through the formula, but the format of the questions will still keep scholars on their toes as they are constantly looking for a different variable.
4th - 6th Math 19 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (and Get a Date)
How are chemical reactions like dating? A collision must first occur! In this hilarious approach to speeding up chemical reactions, viewers find out that five changes can increase the rate of reaction: smaller space, increased number of particles, increased temperature (and therefore velocity), increased surface area, and adding a catalyst.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Speeding Along in Motion
Your class will love this outdoor instructional activity! Learners participate in activities to calculate speed and motion using bicycles and skateboards. They determine the average speed among class members for the distance traveled and share their results.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 165 Downloads
In this science worksheet, students create a race track and mark each distance as stated. Then they perform each task and record the time it takes them for each. Students also record their data from the experiment into the chart illustrated and use the information to calculate the speed for each task and distance.
4th - 8th Math 17 Views 192 Downloads
Students calculate the speed of an object, by measuring the amount of time it takes to cover a given distance, and then divide: speed=distance/time. However, the object may not have been moving at a constant rate over the given distance. Thus this calculation would give students the average speed.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Speed Trials: Final Test
How quickly can your third graders solve these 63 math problems? Ranging from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, you can use this resource to assess your students' mental math. Cut the worksheet into thirds to make the speed drill shorter, or give all 63 problems to your class for the ultimate test!
3rd - 5th Math 11 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Speed Trials #6
Put your math whizzes to the test with a speed trial worksheet! Third graders zip through 60 multiplication problems, all including digits from 0 to 10. Who can finish first? Use the whole worksheet or cut each column of 20 problems into three different quizzes.
3rd - 4th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Basics of Motion
If you agree that physics learners should be able to explain motion concepts before solving problems, then you will really appreciate this resource! The first page presents 12 questions about displacement, speed, velocity, scalars, vectors, and acceleration that must be answered in writing.
9th - 12th Science 31 Views 87 Downloads
How Fast are You Moving Right Now?
Did you know that when you are sitting in your easy chair, you may be moving up to 1000 miles per hour depending on what part of the planet you are sitting on? Consider relative speed by watching this moving video. Boggle brains in your physics or space science class by assigning this humorous and informative video and the accompanying Think questions for homework.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
Motion and Forces
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.
7th - 12th Science 102 Views 336 Downloads
Deep Impact Comet Encounter
Physics apprentices analyze the impact of NASA's Impactor as it collided with the comet Tempel 1 in July of 2005. They calculate the mass and speed of the comet, along with the distance it might drift off of its orbit over time. This worksheet is a fascinating problem solving exercise that you can assign to your physics learners as an enrichment when studying velocity.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 26 Downloads
See The Wind!
Learners learn about wind at different altitudes above the earth. In this wind lesson plan, students use kites or balloons with attached streamers to observe the wind speed, wind turbulence and shear at different elevations. Learners complete an observations/data sheet and answer 7 questions about their results.
7th - 10th Science 8 Views 20 Downloads
Vernier - A Speedy Slide with EasyData™ App and CBR 2™
Mathematicians use a CBR 2™ motion detector to determine their speed or velocity going down a playground slide. They also experiment with different ways to increase their speed going down the slide. Finally, students complete the Student Data Collection and Analysis Worksheet.
6th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Writing Task 6.RP.2
Angela and Esteban are both fast, but who is faster? This exit card provides the time and distance ran by each child, and requires young mathematicians to use ratios to determine which of the two is the faster runner. A perfect resource for concluding a math lesson on rate and speed, this assessment will provide teachers with a clear picture of student learning.
5th - 7th Math 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Running at a Constant Speed
The learner must use the given constant speed to find the unit rate. A table is made in order to relate the speed to the time and the distance. From the table, learners are able to see the unit rate in miles per minute and miles per hour, a simple exercise in solving unit rate problems to constant speed.
5th - 7th Math 26 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed