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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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Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
You can make sure your physicists' heads are not spinning when studying circular motion by assigning this worksheet as homework. In it, they describe tangential and rotational speed, define centripetal force, explain why centrifugal...
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Playing With Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind...
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Measures of Circular Motion

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Physicists become Olympians in a competition using centripetal force. They ride a bicycle to comprehend relationships between linear and rotational motion. If you have an old-fashioned record player, it can be used to help pupils...
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Regents High School Examination - Physics 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Give every type of learner in your physics class an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the year. From analyzing tables and graphs, to evaluating diagrams and solving problems, there is an outstanding variety of...
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2006 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
People aren't the only things moving—businesses do, too. Scholars examine what causes human migration and its effects as well as what factors go into a business's decision to relocate. They analyze the complex dynamics in human...
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Will This Go Faster Than Light?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible to travel faster than the speed of light? In a word, no—not so far, at least! Explore the possibilities with a video from Veritasium. The narrator responds to viewer-submitted ideas for creating devices or conditions that...
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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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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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Clarke's Dream

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does satellite TV keep a steady stream when the earth and the satellite are constantly moving? Scholars use a simulator to adjust the radius of orbit of a satellite around the earth. They view graphs of acceleration and time period...
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Loop-the-Loop

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What prevents a roller coaster from falling when it goes upside down? Scholars experiment with a roller coaster simulation controlling the mass of the coaster, the height of the hill, and the radius of the loop. They learn which factors...
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Potential and Kinetic Energy: The Roller Coaster Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ron Toomer, a famous roller coaster designer, suffered from motion sickness. Pupils design their own roller coasters, learning about potential and kinetic energy in the process. Labs focus on the importance of drop height, energy...
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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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Uniform Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Round and round and round you go! Lead the way as your class explores centrifugal force, the fictitious force responsible for an abundance of activities performed by individuals every day. They discuss the correlation between centripetal...
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Math Relay Races

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A plethora of activities make up a cross curricular choice page filled with math games—relay races, dice, and crossword puzzles—a survey challenge equipped with data organization, graphing, a quicksand recipe, Hula-Hoop activity to...
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Navigating by Good Gyrations

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The wheel goes round and round, round and round. Learners observe four demonstrations that use a spinning bicycle wheel. After the demonstrations, the class discusses the forces involved with a gyroscope. Discussion questions tie inertia...
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8th Grade Science Resource Book: Unit 2 - Physics

For Students 8th Standards
Get things moving with this extensive collection of physical science resources. Covering the fundamentals of measurement, graphing, lab safety, and experimental design as well as the specific scientific concepts of velocity,...
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Marble Gravitron

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Entertain and educate physics pros with this activity. They place a marble in a wine glass, get it spinning, and then turn the glass upside down. As long as it spins, centripetal force keeps the marble from falling out! Show this video...
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Pendulums

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pendulums are simple, yet engaging demonstrations of harmonic motion. Dr. Carlson uses a very large example of a pendulum: a bowling ball on a string hanging from the ceiling! Learn from Dr. Carlson how you can teach about the strength...
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Marble Gravitron

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Entertain and educate physics pros with this activity. They place a marble in a wine glass, get it spinning, and then turn the glass upside down. As long as it spins, centripetal force keeps the marble from falling out! Show this video...
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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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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Work and Energy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A total of 29 word problems furnish practice in solving for work, energy, and force. A few of the questions display diagrams to help learners visualize the systems, and all of them list five choices from which they select the correct...
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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 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...