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A Moving Frame of ReferenceLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
We often remind pupils to cite their references, but this lesson helps them understand there are many frames of reference. Scholars experiment with throwing a ball straight up in the air and catching it. Then they must do it again while...
The Ant and The Turntable-Frames of ReferenceLesson Planet
11th - 12th
In this frames of reference worksheet, students solve 5 problems given the details of a journey an ant takes from the center of a CD ROM to its edge. Students draw a scaled sketch of the turntable showing the motion of the ant from...
Motion - Speed, Velocity, and AccelerationLesson Planet
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,...
Accelerated Frames of Reference: Inertial ForcesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students examine how when applying the laws of motion to an object in an accelerating frame, using coordinates defined in such frame, one must always add an "inertial force", representing forces caused by the frame's acceleration.
How Fast are You Moving Right Now?Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th
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...
The True Science of Parallel UniversesLesson Planet
5 mins 7th - 12th
There are three models, all unconfirmed, of the possibility of multiverses, or multiple parallel universes. Each are explained in detail, with supportive drawings and diagrams. This is a mind-boggling topic for your astrophysicists to...
Plan the Structure of a Written Response by Rereading the Text and Generating a ListLesson Planet
5 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Learn the first steps to writing an explanatory essay: creating a structure! While there are lots of ways to organize your ideas, this first of six lessons focuses on creating lists of related information after taking notes on a text....
Tools of the Historian: Frame of ReferenceLesson Planet
4th - 8th
Students discuss the term point of reference and describe their own point of view. They compare the relationship between sources and the historical context. They identify examples of how point of reference can affect one's interpretation.
Circular Motion and Introduction to RelativityLesson Planet
9th - 10th
Students work in groups analyzing different scenarios to explain the critical issue of frame of reference. They create and present a short skit, based on information from their research, that describes a trip to a nearby solar system.