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Really neat! Kids choreograph a dance phrase and then measure the distance and speed of the phrase using a timer and a meter stick. They collect the data on a table which they use to determine an average. A series of observation and critical-thinking questions makes this an amazing integrated activity incorporating the arts.
Circular motion can make you loopy! On this physics worksheet, learners practice solving problems regarding centripetal force, rotational period, speed, acceleration, and more. A flying aerobat and a couple of amusement park rides make the problems interesting, if not fun, to solve! This will be a challenging choice for homework.
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.
Clearly intended for the first unit your physics class at the beginning of the school year, this six page document serves as a review. It covers foundational concepts such as the scientific method, precision and accuracy, significant figures, and scientific theory. It asks fledgling physicists to define vectors, speed, velocity, acceleration, and a host of other introductory physics vocabulary terms. Problems to solve are interspersed throughout, making this a well-rounded unit review. Assign it to help your class prepare for their first exam.
Using tuning forks and graduated cylinders, your physical science class can determine the speed of sound. The procedure explained in this resource allows lab groups to explore the speed of sound by identifying resonance within varying lengths of tubes. It is sequentially sound and clearly explained. It would be a stimulating inquiry activity for your junior physical scientists.
During this experiment, physics class members study how resonance helps determine the speed of sound. A materials list is missing, but the background, procedure, and analysis questions are useful. Materials include tuning forks, resonance tubes, graduated cylinders, thermometers, and water. Note that the data table is cut off on the right side of the page, so you should replace it before assigning this lab activity.
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.