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Study Jams! Gravity & Inertia

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Is it possible to defy gravity? Not really. With force and inertia, we can act against it for a little while, but, eventually, gravitational force will pull us back to Earth. The relationships among mass, force, and inertia are all...
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Study Jams! Newton's First Law: Inertia

For Students 6th - 9th
Give your class some inertia with a far out video and multiple-choice questions about Newton's first law of motion. Several examples are given in an animated feature in a style that upper-elementary learners will enjoy.
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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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A Moving Experience - Forces and Inertia

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students consider the first part of Newton's First Law of Motion, the Law of Inertia of objects at rest, which states that every object remains at rest unless acted on by a force. They perform hands-on experiments which demonstrate this...
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Video 1 - Inertia

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Before getting into inertia and the basic rules of physics, the video introduces a series of videos. Using a cute cartoon and examples such as ice skating and kicking a rock on earth and in space, the video gets at the meaning of...
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Egg Experiment to Demonstrate Inertia

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can you make a stopped egg spin again without touching it? A Veritasium video attempts to do this using inertia. It discusses the differences between attempts with hard-boiled and raw eggs. It explains the science of inertia and opens up...
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Study Jams! Newton's Second Law: Acceleration

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Become a pinball wizard by understanding acceleration. Mia and Sam define acceleration for the audience and touch on the property of inertia. Get your physical science class up to speed by showing this little video, reviewing the...
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Properties of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This PowerPoint is a gem! Seventy-eight slides present an entire introduction to matter in bullet-point fashion. Viewers learn about everything from mass and inertia to phase changes and gas laws! The only glitch is that the links to...
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F = ma, Inertia, and Action-Reaction

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders apply concepts of Newton's Laws in scientific inquiries. Use this lesson to have your charges test and identify the characteristics of objects that make them easier or harder to push. After a teacher-led demonstration,...
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Rotational Inertia

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students spin themselves to understand rotational inertia. In this Inertia lesson, students will also use ramps, balance beam and pendelum to conduct rotational inertia experiments. Students draw conclusions to explain rotational...
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Inertia

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students conduct a simple inertia demonstration by spinning a hardboiled and raw egg. They push a wagon to demonstrate inertia. They explore Newton's first and second laws of motion.
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Qualitative Aspects of Rotational Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Explanations for six different physics lab activities and five suggested assessments are contained in this resource by the National Science Teachers Association. Any combination can be used to open learners' eyes to rotational motion....
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How Does The Earth Spin?

For Students 6th - 12th
It's a new spin on acceleration! Watch as visitors at a park try to explain the rotation of the Earth using a granite model. The interviewer demonstrates the application of force in different directions to cause the sphere to accelerate...
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CPO Science - Foundations of Physics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
An object in motion will remain in motion, and your physics learners will really get moving by viewing this PowerPoint! They examine each of Newton's laws of motion, learning about force, inertia, acceleration, and equilibrium. They are...
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Forces

For Teachers 4th - 6th
An interesting worksheet on force and inertia is here for your young scientists. The worksheet is meant to be used as a vehicle for oral interviews. There are three questions about force and seven questions regarding intertia. Very good!
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Physics 240 UnTest 3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
It is called an "UnTest" because it is a practice test for an upcoming exam. In it, your first-year physicists practice solving problems pertaining to wave motion, pendulum period, and moment of inertia. There are eight problems in all...
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May the Force be with You -- All about Force and Gravity

For Students 5th - 6th
Here is a fabulous set of teacher's notes that will make your next hands-on gravity and force lab fun and interesting. These notes provide you with three activities that allow children to make and test hypothesis regarding force,...
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Regents High School Examination PHYSICAL SETTING PHYSICS 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this chemistry exam, physics pupils complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions by completing calculations on speed, velocity, magnitude and inertia.
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Newton's Laws of Motion Illustrated with 3D Animations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sir Isaac Newton is introduced by a deep and calming voice. The voice and computer animations are used to explain the first Law of Motion, inertia. The video pauses and begins a segment on the second law of motion: force, mass, and...
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Isaac Newton, Part 2/2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The conclusion of a two-part series looks at Isaac NewtonÕs Year of Miracles through a comic lens, making his Law of Universal Gravitation easily understood for those studying action, reaction, inertia, and force.
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Tablecloth Trick

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Wow! Your class will love experimenting with the laws of inertia. Steve Spangler shows how to remove a tablecloth filled with dishes and glasses of water without spilling a drop. Use this resource to lead into a discussion of gravity and...
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Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 10th
There's a lot going on here: air pressure changes, inertia, and chemical reactions. All of this occurs in 60 seconds time! As an end of the year physical science assessment, consider showing this video clip and then having learners write...
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Tablecloth Trick

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Wow! Your class will love experimenting with the laws of inertia. Steve Spangler shows how to remove a tablecloth filled with dishes and glasses of water without spilling a drop. Use this resource to lead into a discussion of gravity and...
3:16
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Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 10th
There's a lot going on here: air pressure changes, inertia, and chemical reactions. All of this occurs in 60 seconds time! As an end of the year physical science assessment, consider showing this video clip and then having learners write...

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