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Accelerometer: Centripetal Acceleration

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Scholars build robotic arms that swing back and forth and use them to collect velocity and acceleration data. To analyze the results, pupils compare data to the equations for angular velocity and centripetal acceleration.
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Motion - Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Identical in appearance except for the information content, these 18 slides introduce young physicists to the concepts related to motion. Learning assessment questions are interspersed among sections of information on frame of reference,...
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Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
You can make sure your physicists' heads are not spinning when studying circular motion by assigning this learning exercise as homework. In it, they describe tangential and rotational speed, define centripetal force, explain why...
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Unit VIII: Worksheet 2 - Centripetal Force

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Circular Motion WS

For Students 10th - 12th
In this circular motion worksheet, students solve six problems including finding centripetal acceleration of rotating objects, finding direction of acceleration of objects and finding tension force on strings attached to revolving objects.
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Gravity and Circular Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Go around and around in your physics class with this presentation on circular motion. Diagrams bring the definition to life. Formulas for angular acceleration, centripetal force, gravitation, and potential in a radial field are given....
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Unit VII Energy: WS 3a Energy Transfer and Storage

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a nifty worksheet on energy transfer. Physics fanatics analyze a diagram and state whether or not friction is involved. They sketch bar graphs and draw energy flow diagrams for each system as well. Circular motion, movement up...
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Motion and Inertia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Physics learners make magic with inertia! By pulling paper out from under a stack of blocks or batting a rubber ball into motion, physics scholars' eyes will be opened! Don't think that this lesson is only fun and games; plenty of...
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Engineering the Half Pipe—Science of the Winter Olympic Games

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are no tricks here! Young scholars learn about the concept of centripetal acceleration by studying the design of the snowboarding half pipe. A video lesson describes how the half pipe design affects the motion of the boarders.
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Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you ever feel like you are going around and around without getting anywhere? Maybe you should learn about circular motion. In the third of six videos in the series, circular motion, centripetal force, and centripetal acceleration are...
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MOTION IN A CIRCLE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore uniform circular motion, and the relation of its frequency of N revolutions/sec with the peripheral velocity v and with the rotation period T, and the "centripetal acceleration" of an object.
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Non-Uniform Circular Motion

For Students Higher Ed
In this non-uniform circular motion worksheet, students solve five problems including writing equations of motion and showing modifications, answering questions about velocity, tangential acceleration, centripetal acceleration and...
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Unit VIII: Worksheet 1 - Central Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Disciples of physics practice solving acceleration and centripetal force problems. They construct qualitative motion maps and quantitative force diagrams in addition to using their critical thinking skills. Get your class moving by...
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Unit VIII: Worksheet 3 - Central Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Beginning physicists imagine being aerospace engineers by solving seven centripetal force problems. They calculate the work, speed, time, and acceleration of objects in orbit: a satellite around Earth, and Earth around the sun. This is a...
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Unit VIII Worksheet 5: Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
Seven problems send physics stars out of this world! Challenge learners to calculate centripetal force, time to complete revolutions, circular speed, and acceleration. They also are asked to explain scenarios and draw a force diagram for...
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Newton's Cannon

For Students 9th - 12th
Gravity does more than keep our feet on the ground — it holds a satellite in orbit, too. Help learners understand the effects of gravity on an orbiting object through a simulation activity. Individuals adjust a launch speed and watch as...
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Universal Gravitation and Circular Motion Review

For Students 10th - 12th
In this gravitation and motion instructional activity, students solve ten problems including finding acceleration, determining the radius of orbits, calculating the centripetal acceleration and finding the gravitational force on objects.
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Projectile and Circular Motion, Torque

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Introduce your young scholars to the concepts of circular motion, projectile motion, angular speed, simple harmonic motion, torque, center of mass, centripetal force, and Hooke's Law with a 86-slide presentation. The circular motion...
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Bobsled

For Students 9th - 12th
Bobsled riders' safety depends on skill ... and physics! Learners use a simulation to understand the physics behind the sport. They manipulate the speed, mass, and/or turn radius of the sled and watch the effects on the centripetal force. 
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Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
A circular motion problem in physics can really throw you for a loop. A video explains what circular motion is and how it is figured. It also describes centripetal force and the importance of friction and magnitude. 
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Particle Tracks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know physicists can identify new particles by observing the path they take in a particle accelerator? Scholars explore the variables that determine the direction and radius of the circular path different particles take. They...
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Physics 240: Motion

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this motion worksheet, students calculate the velocity of an object and the value of the coefficient of friction. Students determine the magnitude of torque and angular acceleration of a system. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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Motion in a Circle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study about deriving centripetal acceleration for motion at constant speed around a circle.
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Universal Gravitation and Satellites

For Students Higher Ed
For this gravitation worksheet, students use the given formulas to determine the earth's gravitational field at different altitudes, the magnitude of centripetal acceleration experience by satellites, and orbital period of a satellite....

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