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67 resources with the concept torque

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Pendulum Motion

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore questions which cannot be handled with simple pendulums, and examine both the usefulness and the limitations of approximations in science. A Java applet created from a Stella model is included.
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The Learning Tower of Straws Challenge

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students construct a tower as high as possible that can successfully lean without collaspling. They examine the effect that lowering an object's center of gravity has on the torque produced on an object.
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Robot Gears

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students build simple gear trains and record data to discover how to compute gear ratios. They investigate the definition of torque and how torque can be increased or decreased in a gear train.
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The Center of Mass

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars determine the center of mass of two irregularly shaped objects, determine when the center of mass is inside or outside the boundaries of the object, determine when and/or why an object is stable, balanced, unstable or...
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Wheels on the Bot Go Round and Round, Part II

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars hypothesize about the relationship between tire size of CEENBoT and ability to move a load. In this physics lesson, students design an experiment to test their hypothesis. They record results and formulate their conclusion.
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Gyrocopters-Producing Rotary Motion

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students demonstrate rotary motion by practicing with gyrocopters. In this physics instructional activity students work in groups to construct a gyrocopter and explore how physics effect it torque and inertia.
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Learn about Torque

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners calculate torque and determine its uses. In this lesson on torque, students watch a video and teacher demonstrations and work with a small group on a lab activity. Learners provide example of how torque is used in daily life,...
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Physics 240: Motion

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this motion worksheet, students calculate the velocity of an object and the value of the coefficient of friction. Students determine the magnitude of torque and angular acceleration of a system. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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Gearing Up--Learning About Gears

For Students 5th
In this learning about gears learning exercise, 5th graders read and discuss a 1 page article on gears, fill in 7 blanks to complete 5 facts about gears and make a set of gears from a template provided in the learning exercise.
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Torque Play

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
For this physics worksheet, students use torque to explain several very odd phenomena. They write the definition of torque and the relation between torque and change in angular momentum.
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Work and the Farm

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students listen to a lecture by the teacher about farm work and ways to use physics to make farm work easier. The machines that are highlighted include pulleys, ramps, lever, and gears. Each machine is explained in context of its use in...
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Torque Lab

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate torque in a inquiry situation. They use a meter stick as a balance to determine mass of various unknown masses. A worksheet and pre lab activity is provided.
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Science: Vectors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students solve vector problems and identify the x and y coordinates. They determine if the coordinates are positive, negative, or zero. Students solve problems and convert the x and y coordinates to magnitude and direction.
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Attributes of Accuracy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explain necessity in using accurate instruments when measuring, and how measurements can be checked for accuracy. They make a six-inch ruler, design, test, and evaluate a system to measure work, and produce a table and...
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The Pork With Torque

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students determine the torque of CEENBoTs wheel hub. For this physics lesson, students reinforce their learning by exploring interactive websites on torque. They give real life applications of torque.
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Physics

For Students 9th - 11th
In this physics instructional activity, students apply what they know about torque to create a mobile. Students complete a diagram to label the seesaws for equilibrium.
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Balanced Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to explain why football running backs benefit from having a lower center of gravity when opponents are trying to tackle them. They explain why racing cars are designed to have a low center of gravity. Students explain...
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LEGO Balance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students design and build a balance using LEGO, string, and a set of standard metric weights.
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Forces and Balloons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the forces of compression, tension and torque on common birthday balloons.