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Unit III: Worksheet 1 - Uniform Acceleration

For Students 9th - 12th
This concise handout posts a diagram of a block sliding down a ramp. High schoolers draw qualitative graphical representations for displacement vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time. They draw a motion map and list the...
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Unit V: Worksheet 1 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
In a force diagram, a stick figure man in an elevator takes a ride. Physics analysts work out the force exerted on him by the elevator floor. As the acceleration changes, they draw new force diagrams and compute new force values. This...
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Motion Commotion!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars explore the drawings of Rube Goldberg to design and construct a simple machine. They discuss simple machines, and using various materials and toy parts, design and construct a "Rube Goldberg" style machine to ring a bell.
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Freestanding Structures: A Tech Museum Floor Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students attempt to design the tallest structure that they can with the given materials which are wooden dowels and rubber bands. They discuss the physics of their structure and how they would improve it the next time they built a...
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Are You the Bug or the Windshield

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A fun slide show which illustrates different size bugs hitting car windshields. Your junior highers should be amused while they learn the relationships between mass, velocity, and force of an impact. Scientific terminology is used, but...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Momentum

For Students 9th - 12th
Simple momentum computations and more complex collision computations can be found on these two worksheets. All of them can be answered by choosing from five possibilities. The first worksheet contains nine problems to solve, while the...
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Work and Power Worksheet #2

For Students 9th - 12th
Written out on this page are 22 problems for physics aces to solve. There isn't enough room for them to solve on the same page, so they will need to be set up and computed on a separate sheet of paper. Pupils answer questions such as,...
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Practice Problems for Newton's Second Law of Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
A page of notes on Newton's second law of motion explains the use of the equation F=ma. Ten practice problems follow. For each, the learner systematically identifies each component within the problem and solves for the value that is...
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Physics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this physics worksheet students complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions on force, magnitude, and energy.  They complete calculations to solve word problems. 
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How to Make a Wind Vane

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students measure the direction of the wind. In this Science instructional activity, students make their own wind vane. Students discuss the importance of wind direction and speed.
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Momentum Warmup

For Students 9th - 12th
Nine questions about momentum make up this assignment. The first six questions require short answers that include writing out equations and defining terms. The remaining questions require the use of problem-solving skills. Being fairly...
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Forces that Oppose Motion - It's Not Just Science Friction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A very scientific-looking but appealing set of slides helps you teach young physicists about the force of friction. First explain what static friction is and demonstrate how to solve problems. Then introduce kinetic friction and the...
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On The Go! Forces and Motion

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students create a car using physics. In this forces and motion activity, students create a car and test which changes in design change the performance of the car. Students complete a graphic organizer with the different changes they see.
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Magnetic Levitation

For Teachers 4th - 9th
A thorough investigation of magnetic levitation; this activity has four parts. First, physical scientists play with a wooden dowel and three disc magnets to review polarity and repelling action. Then they experiment with the strength of...
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CPO Science - Foundations of Physics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
An object in motion will remain in motion, and your physics learners will really get moving by viewing this PowerPoint! They examine each of Newton's laws of motion, learning about force, inertia, acceleration, and equilibrium. They are...
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Lesson 3: Acceleration and Force

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A nine-page physics resource supports your lesson on acceleration. A step-by-step lesson plan walks you through the materials you need, the background information, steps for leading experimentation, and the explanation of the results....
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Balancing Chemical Equations Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe how to balance chemical equations and explore how to write formulas.  In this chemistry lesson students balance chemical equations and visualize the concept by observing an experiment using one of the equations. 
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners read and discuss the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and design a structure that will withstand a clay bear's force sitting on it. They develop a list of activities that the three bears do that real bears can't do, and in...
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Give Me a Brake

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Learners explore the concept of how brakes can stop or slow mechanical motion. They examine the operation of a bicycle brake and use low cost materials to devise a simple braking system. Finally, they work as a team to suggest...
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Motion and Force

For Teachers 9th
All the main concepts in motion and force are covered in this presentation.  Each slide is a great summary and will appeal to your students with a clean design and images that should seem relevant.  Definitions of speed, displacement,...
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May the Force Be With You: Drag

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Do not let friction drag you down! The 11th segment in a series of 22 focuses on the fourth force acting upon an airplane—drag. Pupils learn about the effects and causes of drag.
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Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 10th
There's a lot going on here: air pressure changes, inertia, and chemical reactions. All of this occurs in 60 seconds time! As an end of the year physical science assessment, consider showing this video clip and then having learners write...
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Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 10th
There's a lot going on here: air pressure changes, inertia, and chemical reactions. All of this occurs in 60 seconds time! As an end of the year physical science assessment, consider showing this video clip and then having learners write...
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Roller Coaster Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Emerging engineers work in teams to design pipe insulation roller coasters for marbles that meet specific parameters. They are required to label along the track the areas where kinetic and potential energy are highest and lowest, where...