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46 resources with the concept mechanics

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Moving Toy Mechanisms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who says playing around in class is a bad idea? Precocious physicists engage in building mechanisms that include cams, gears, pulleys, and levers using an interactive lesson. After completing toy tutorials about each topic, users build a...
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Spring Mechanics

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars practice calculating spring constants before performing hands-on experiments. They compare data for parallel and series springs. Finally, they learn how spring mechanics find applications in biotechnology, such as prosthetic limbs.
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Analyzing Speed from Different Modalities

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Show us your moves. Using sensor equipment, scholars track the motion of different movements, such as jogging, skipping, or jump roping. They analyze velocity and acceleration and create graphs representing each movement.
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The Map of Physics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Aristotle said, "The more you know, the more you know you don't know." Physics includes everything from the laws of motion to quantum gravity. An interesting video attempts to cover the main concepts of every branch of physics in only a...
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Design and Test an Air Lift Siphon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Build an air lift siphon using your mad physics skills! Learners first investigate the importance of circulating water in aquaponics systems. They then use density to their advantage as they engineer an air lift siphon
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Modeling with Inverse Trigonometric Functions 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Use inverse trigonometric functions to work with ramps, rabbits, and Talladega. The class models real-world situations with trigonometric functions and solves them using inverses in the 15th installment of a 16-part series. Pupils solve...
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Mechanics of Elastic Solids

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Make the connection between Hooke's law and elasticity with an activity that introduces the class to the behavior of elastic materials. The resource defines stress and strain to calculate the modules of elasticity of materials and also...
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Preconditioning Balloons

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What does stretching a balloon have to do with equilibrium? Groups explore preconditioning by stretching a balloon to a point of equilibrium. They then measure the amount of force required to stretch the balloon to the same point several...
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Creepy Silly Putty

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
It might be silly to determine the creep rate of putty but groups will enjoy making different formulations of silly putty and playing with them to understand how the different mixtures behave. The second part of the activity has groups...
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Using Hooke's Law to Understand Materials

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Provide a Hooke for a lesson on elasticity with an activity that has groups investigate a set of springs. They use a set procedure to collect data to calculate the spring constant for each spring using Hooke's Law. The groups predict the...
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Revising Checklist 1

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Eliminate basic errors in spelling and mechanics with a quick checklist for proofreading written work. Individuals or partners mark off each of the five points on the list, looking for correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and...
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Revising Checklists

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your essay writers can make sure all of their mechanics are in order by checking off each point on this list. Pupils read through their work and revise sentences, paragraphs, spelling, and grammar if necessary.
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New York State Testing Program: English Language Arts Book 2

For Students 7th - 9th
Practice listening and writing skills with this resource. This is a test created by the New York State Testing Program. Learners listen to a passage called "Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa" twice and write responses to the selection. They...
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Tissue Mechanics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Engage your class by showing them how silly putty and human tissues are alike. Pupils learn more about tissue mechanics by reflecting upon their experiences with silly putty. The lesson covers   collagen, elastin, and proteoglycans and...
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Build Your Own Robot Arm

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Learners explore design, construction, and teamwork as they design and develop robot arm at least 18 inches in length using common materials.
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Balancing Stick

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Have some physical science fun when studying the center of gravity or center of mass. Simply have balancing artists stand a dowel on one finger and keep it from falling over! A lump of clay is added and moved up along the dowel over a...
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Physics 101: Physics Metrics

For Students 6th - 9th
A half-hour introductory video on mechanics and the metric system was produced with beginning physicists in mind. Note-taking guides are provided, in addition to a follow-up metric worksheet. For the lab, learners construct paper frogs....
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Report Writing: Athletes and Gravity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using the fascinating topic of extreme sports, learners are prepared to research and write a report. Unfortunately, most of the Internet links for the research are no longer valid, but the lesson can still be implemented by having pupils...
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Strong as the Weakest Link

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students recognize that compression and tension forces are important considerations in building structures. They construct their own building structure using marshmellows and spaghetti to see which structure can hold the most weight.
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Blow-and-Go Parachute

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students design a skydiver and parachute constraption to demonstrate how drag caused by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth. They experience how gravity pulls the skydiver toward the earth and how...
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Erosion

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this erosion worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 17 clues about the types of erosion, the causes of erosion and the results of erosion.
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Mechanics: Word Search

For Students 5th - 8th
In this word search worksheet, students search for terms related to auto mechanics. Terms include tools, auto parts, and general mechanic words.
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How It's Made - Buses

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Ever wonder who or what made the buses you see around town? Man and machine work together to construct the buses we use everyday. Get a look inside the factory where public transit buses are made. Have your class consider the impact of...
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Ring Around the Rosie

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study the law of conservation of momentum and how mass and radius relates to it.  In this momentum activity students know where axes are on their bodies and what type of rotation they have.