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Strength of Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pupils examine a stress-strain diagram that compares the advantages and disadvantages of the two common bridge building materials, concrete and steel. The also consider the factors that influence the materials builders choose for their...
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Crumble Zone: Designing a Bumper to Study Impulse and Momentum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using lab carts, physics minors plan and construct bumpers to minimize their impact against fixed wooden blocks. 
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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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Weight and Mass & Forces in Equilibrium

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
I would weigh less on the moon? Send me there, then! On the top of the first page, a cartoon image demonstrates the difference between Earth and the moon. It then goes on to describe weight and mass and provides five practice problems...
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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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Coin Drop

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A simple activity visually demonstrates Newton's first law of motion to your physical science fanatics! Placing an index card atop a glass cup and a penny on top of that, they can flick the card away and the penny will drop straight...
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How to Build a Simple Electric Motor, plus How it Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th
See how to build a simple motor with just seven materials. The process is sped up so you may want to watch and write out directions before showing your class. The explanation for why it works is then given. A few questions are shown at...
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Video 4 - Acceleration, part 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An animated video teaches viewers about force and acceleration, using a cartoon character to demonstrate examples of force, speed, time, and acceleration in action. While the video is on the older side, viewers will still enjoy the...
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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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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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Being Forceful

For Students K - 2nd
Young scientists consider the forces of push and pull, start and stop, and try to categorize each one correctly. There are five cartoon drawings of kids performing an activity. Learners must write push or pull, and start or stop in the...
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Following Directions

For Students K - 2nd
Kindergartners learn about the ways force can stop and reverse motion. Several illustrations of children help them determine if the motion is causing an item to change direction. Next, they conduct an experiment to see if a water balloon...
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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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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Forces

For Students 7th - 12th
Let's get moving! Newton juniors solve 19 problems using force, speed, and acceleration equations. This is a nifty worksheet that includes a few diagrams and multiple choice selections for each question. It provides the straightforward...
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Airboats

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Oh what fun! Make a forceful impact on your physics fans by having them construct mini air boats. They use a balloon to propel paper boats across their tabletops. They choose a variable to alter: size, shape, materials, and fly their...
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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 VII: Energy: Worksheet 2 Hooke's Law

For Students 9th - 12th
Physic starters spring into energy with a problem-solving worksheet. They work with graphs, apply Hooke's law, draw force diagrams, and solve for distance, force, or mass in spring systems. There are seven problems in all.
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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 VI: Worksheet 2 - Force, Velocity, Displacement

For Students 9th - 12th
Future physics majors look at a diagram of a marble rolling across a railing. They sketch motion maps and force diagrams. They determine the horizontal range of the marble as it falls to the floor. Then they double the height and repeat...
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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...
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Unit IX: Worksheet 2 - Impulsive Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Here are nine motion problems for physics fanatics to solve. Topics are pretty typical: rifles firing bullets, freight train cars colliding, astronauts gliding through space, balls being thrown. Pupils compute recoil speed, combined...
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Unit IX: Worksheet 1 - Impulsive Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Bouncing balls and rockets taking off provide ammunition for your physics arsenal. Your class will solve mulit-step problems for velocity, momentum, and force. This is an ideal homework assignment for practice solving motion problems.
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Unit V: Worksheet 2 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics learners studying force and acceleration practice solving eight problems with this assignment. They calculate acceleration and deceleration, net force, and distances required for stopping a moving object. Kinematics equations and...