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Physical Science: Introduction to Gravity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young scientists will feel the pull of a collection of five videos that introduce them to the concept of gravity. Viewers learn about Sir Isaac Newton's big ideas, gravitational forces, air resistance, and escape velocity. An engaging...
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Mission to Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....
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AP Calculus AB

For Students 11th - 12th
Prepare high school mathematicians for the AP Calculus AB exam with a collection of 38 videos that can be used to introduce the topics or as a review. The videos focus on two processes; differentiating a function and integrating a...
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Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Oh, if only Sir Isaac and Bernoulli could see us now. Even Orville and Wilbur would be amazed by what engineers have designed using their ideas. Next generation engineers put these principles to use as they use what they learn about...
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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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Average Velocity

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
You've launched a pumpkin into the air. How can you calculate its average velocity? Viewers learn how to calculate the average velocity of an object from tables and graphs, including a careful derivation of units, in the first...
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Velocity of Traffic on Highway 26

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Physics fanatics time five cars as they pass on the highway. They use the times and a 20-yard distance to calculate velocity. They also graph distance vs. time. A page of student pre-lab questions is provided in addition to the activity...
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Velocity and Acceleration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Compliment your physics lesson with this PowerPoint which demonstrates many important points regarding acceleration and velocity. A starter experiment activity to stimulate student thinking is given, and may prove very interesting to a...
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Antiderivatives: Finding Position and Velocity

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
This AP Calculus resource works through an example that shows how to find the velocity function and the position function given acceleration. It concludes by covering how to use them to solve problems.
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Angular Velocity Vectors Right Hand Rule

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Niki and Megan share the right hand rule for angular velocity vectors. This visual demonstration employed a bicycle wheel and Niki's right hand. This clip could be a helpful way to demonstrate the right hand rule in class. You could have...
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Terminal Velocity: the Physics of iFLY

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Help learners understand terminal velocity, gravity, and a basic concept of physics. Drag, air resistance, and force are described with excellent examples and easy to follow narration. Compose a worksheet containing key vocabulary...
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Relative Velocity Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If your pupils think relative velocity is the velocity at which you can run away from your relatives, they need this simulation. Two bikers want to meet at a specific time. Scholars alter the velocity of one rider to arrange the...
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Unit II: Worksheet 2 - Velocity vs. Time Graphs

For Students 9th - 12th
On the first of two pages, physics aces graph velocity versus time on sets of axes. On the second page, they look at graphs of position versus time and then draw velocity versus time on graphs right next to them. This is good practice in...
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Unit II: Worksheet 1 - Velocity

For Students 9th - 12th
Beginning physics scholars interpret two graphs depicting position versus time. For each graph, there is a series of questions to answer. The exercise is basic, but beneficial. Consider using it as an assessment of understanding after...
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Unit II Worksheet 4 - Constant Velocity/Motion Maps

For Students 9th - 12th
This is a smart approach to displacement concepts. Physics learners analyze a motion map and then draw qualitative graphs for time versus displacement and time versus velocity. Get your class thinking critically through the use of a very...
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Unit II: Worksheet 5 - Velocity and Motion Maps

For Students 9th - 12th
A chart with eight rows makes up this handout. The columns are labeled with two graphs ("x vs. t" and "v vs. t"), a written description, and a motion map. One cell in each row is filled in, leaving the rest for your class to complete....
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Unit VI: Worksheet 3 - Force, Velocity, Displacement

For Students 9th - 12th
Those who take this challenge will draw force diagrams and then calculate velocities and displacement. The problems are applicable to any general physics curriculum that covers motion. Add this to your collection of homework selections. 
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Unit II: Worksheet 3 - Velocity

For Students 9th - 12th
Future engineers analyze the motion of Robin, the roller skater, as he moves along a sidewalk. They graph the position versus time for three different occurrences. Questions are asked about the resulting graphs, reinforcing the concepts...
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Constant Velocity Using the Buggy Car

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the concept of constant velocity and its graphical representation. Scholars collect a set of velocity data from a model car. They graph and analyze the data by describing its linear characteristics.
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Terminal Velocity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many people believe terminal velocity is the speed at which you can't survive a landing, but that is not the correct definition. Terminal velocity is actually the speed when the drag equals the force of gravity. The video explains the...
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Escape Velocity Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How hard do you need to throw a ball in the air so that it never returns? Scientists call this measure the escape velocity. Classes can explore this concept through an intriguing interactive lesson. Pupils adjust velocities and observe...
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Angular Velocity: 200 Meter Dash

For Students 10th - 12th
Do curves slow runners down or help their speed? Pupils simulate a 200-meter dash to calculate the angular and linear velocity of a runner. They then determine whether the runner is faster around the curved section of the track or the...
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Terminal Velocity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars calculate acceleration due to gravity with the measurements of the period of a pendulum or measurements of the time for an object to fall from different heights. They observe and measure the effect of air resistance on the...
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High-Velocity Falcon

For Teachers 4th - 12th
"One of nature's boldest predators," the peregrine falcon, has the fastest raw speed amongst any creature on the planet. Follow these researchers as they study how the falcon lives and moves.

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