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Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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Study Jams! Newton's First Law: Inertia

For Students 6th - 9th
Give your class some inertia with a far out video and multiple-choice questions about Newton's first law of motion. Several examples are given in an animated feature in a style that upper-elementary learners will enjoy.
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Investigation: Acceleration

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Take a look at acceleration within the context of automotive technology. They vary the mass on a toy car and run it down a ramp, exploring Newton's second law of motion. Though this is a classic lab activity, you will appreciate the...
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Study Jams! Force & Motion

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Set youngsters in motion when studying forces. This quick animated film stars Sam and Mia, two intelligent but cool kids who talk about forces and motion on the soccer field. Consider using this resource when preparing junior-high...
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The Physics of Bridges

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Construction engineers research types of bridges online and diagram the forces exerted on each. The create different shaped trusses and test for strength. Finally, they will form teams and compete in "Physics Olympics: Bridge Building."...
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Unit V: Worksheet 3 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Force equals mass times acceleration. Physics whizzes apply this formula to six different diagrams, solving eight acceleration problems in all. This is a practical assignment, perfect for homework when practicing Newton's second law of...
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Unit IV: Worksheet 3 - Free Particle

For Students 9th - 12th
On this homework assignment, physics novices draw force diagrams and compute the tension in various situations. Drawings help learners visualize each of six scenarios. This is terrific practice in solving problems with forces.
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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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F=ma Worksheet #3

For Students 9th - 12th
Every physics teacher needs a few good worksheets for learners to practice solving force problems. Here is one with 15 of them, all using the equation F = ma. Some ask for the force, some ask for the mass, and some ask for acceleration....
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The Force of Friction

For Students 9th - 12th
Physicists experiment with the coefficient of static friction on both a level surface and an incline. After answering five pre-lab critical thinking questions, learners go to the lab. They determine the mass required to get a solid...
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Messing with Momentum

For Students 9th - 12th
Twenty-one thought-provoking questions about momentum and impulse fill the page. Physics enthusiasts describe momentum, relate it to impulse, describe conservation of momentum, and define two types of collisions. They apply equations in...
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Newton's Third Law of Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
If it doesn't bother you that the graphic in the middle of the page is a bit blurry, you will find a stellar set of physics problems regarding action and reaction. Future phyicists practice applying Newton's thrid law of motion to Mr....
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Newton's Second Law and More

For Students 9th - 12th
Follow the adventures of Fluffy, The Wonder Hamster. Junior physicists calculate his weight on different planets, the force of his rocket engine, and the acceleration and velocity of his toboggan. Fluffy will challenge and entertain your...
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Work and Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The first activity may not work for your class if you don't have access to an open area of 30 meters and two cars of different masses, but the remaining activities can be used in any physics course. They all involve the investigation of...
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Motion and Forces

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A substantial but viewer-friendly selection of slides presents the topics of forces and motion. The simplicity of format and content make this perfectly suited to an introductory physical science course. Slides begin by addressing...
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Motion and Inertia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Physics learners make magic with inertia! By pulling paper out from under a stack of blocks or batting a rubber ball into motion, physics scholars' eyes will be opened! Don't think that this lesson is only fun and games; plenty of...
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Forces Acting on a Spring

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teaching elastic forces in your physics class is a snap with this resource! Scholars compare the stretch of rubber bands with differing width, then measure the stretch of a spring and calculate force. In a whole-class experiment, wire is...
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Inertial Mass, Weight, and Newton's Second Law of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The stage is set for you to guide future physicists through three forceful activities about motion. In the first, learners experiment with rolling carts to discover how objects interact. In the second, they inspect images of an object in...
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Properties of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This PowerPoint is a gem! Seventy-eight slides present an entire introduction to matter in bullet-point fashion. Viewers learn about everything from mass and inertia to phase changes and gas laws! The only glitch is that the links to...
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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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Balancing Ball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Demonstrate lift to the class that is studying aerodynamics. In the stream of air produced by a blow dryer, little physicists place a wad of tissue paper and a spherical figure to compare. Or, if you have a vacuum cleaner and beach ball,...
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Physics Tug of War

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Slide books with a little assistance from Newton. Using books, groups create a demonstration of Newton's Second Law of motion. Pupils compare the distance traveled by one and two books when they apply a force to them.
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Energy Basics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Power up your lessons with an energetic resource. Scholars learn about work, force, energy, and power. They consider the relationships between these quantities through hockey puck scenarios and make calculations using formulas.
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Can You Take the Pressure?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Do not let the pressure get to you. The first lesson in a unit of 22 introduces the concept of air pressure. Using background knowledge, the resource gives teachers the information they need to discuss how people measure air pressure and...
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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...
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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...
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The Tablecloth Trick

For Teachers 5th - 10th
You might not be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but you could certainly pull a tablecloth out from under a place setting! Display inertia and Newton's first law of motion for your future physicists or magicians by performing this...
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Newton's Laws of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Classical mechanics are introduced and Newton's Laws of Motion are explained, one at a time. Consisting mostly of still frames and a narrator's voice, this video is difficult to pay attention to. Rather than show it in the classroom,...
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The Tablecloth Trick

For Teachers 5th - 10th
You might not be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but you could certainly pull a tablecloth out from under a place setting! Display inertia and Newton's first law of motion for your future physicists or magicians by performing this...
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Be forceful!

For Students K - 2nd
Didn't some scientist develop rules about force and motion? Youngsters can experience physical science as they determine which picture shows the force of pushing or pulling. Tip: Ask learners if they can think of any unseen forces that...
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Section 2: Newton's Laws of Motion

For Students 8th - 12th
Written as a textbook chapter review, this worksheet on Newton's three laws of motion is well-organized. You don't necessarily need to have the exact textbook to assign this as homework. Young physicists could either look the information...
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Paper Airplane Competition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The guidelines for holding a paper airplane competition are here for you to use with junior high flight engineers. No educational explanations are included, however, so make sure to teach about forces, flight, and Bernoulli's principle...
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Gravity Versus the Mighty Egg

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers design, revise and construct a method for protecting an egg from cracking when it is dropped from a height. They work in small groups to develop their protection method and then collect and analyze data as a class when...
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One, Two, Three--Isaac Newton and Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils experiment to develop understanding of Newton's Laws and how they apply to space travel in this ten day lesson sequence.
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Work and Power: Waterwheel

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate a waterwheel and the physical properties of energy.  In this waterwheel lesson students create a model waterwheel and calculate the amount of power produced. 
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Jumping & Landing

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Ribbit! Pre-K and Kindergartens turn into frogs in these fun movement games that have them practicing the motor skills of jumping, landing and transferring weight. A cross between Simon Says and Red Light/Green Light, the teacher gives...
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The Force Rule

For Students 10th
In this the force rule worksheet, 10th graders read explanations and examples, then fill in 5 blanks and answer 10 short answer questions about force, with answers included.
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Vectors: How Much Force Can You Apply

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This activity entails the viewing of two videos to get an overview of force and its application. The activity covers how vectors use force in real-world situations.
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Simple Machines Do Work!!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
A nicely-designed presentation on simple machines is here for you. In it, young scientists are introduced to some simple machines, and the laws of physics behind them. Pupils learn about work, force, gravity, and friction. The slides...
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Work and Power

For Students 9th - 12th
A combination of short-answer and problem-solving questions is presented here. Physics pupils define work and power and identify useful equations. They then apply the equations by calculating the amount of work done and power required in...
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Newton's Laws

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Beginning with definitions of mass and foce, this excellent set of slides summarizes Newton's Laws of motion and universal bravitaions. Components of each law are explained along with examples and questions to inspire discussion. This is...
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Pop Rocket - Trash to Treasure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
First off, Newton's laws of motion aren't often taught at 2nd grade, so this lesson may be more appropriate for upper elementary learners. It begins with a discussion and demonstration of the laws of motion, and then has individuals...
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Straight Line Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Students examine gravity, mass, and friction. In this speed and motion instructional activity, students investigate how straight line motion is impacted by gravity, mass, and fiction as they participate in a hands-on activity.
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Newton's Laws of Motions Day 2

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars explain Newton's 3rd law of motion. In this physics lesson, students solve and rearrange equations related to forces.They create a foldable about Newton's 3rd law.
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Newton's Laws of Motions Day 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Newton's 2nd law of motion. In this physics lesson, students investigate force, mass and acceleration using a distance sensor. They complete practice problems after the activity.
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Move It!!!

For Teachers K
Students explore motion by observing the movement of people and duplicating those movements. They compare and contrast various kinds of movements and identify different types of movements in pictures. They build an object that can be...
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Pressure

For Students 6th - 8th
In this physics activity, learners use the clues at the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword related to pressure. There are 15 clues to solve in the puzzle.
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Work

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Use these slides to review the concepts involved with work. If the students have had practical experience and a basic understanding of physics, then these pages will help outline the basics and reinforce newer applications. There is one...
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Creepy Mover

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students research biology by participating in a movement experiment. In this force lesson, students utilize a group of toys in class, some of which can be pushed and others can be pulled. Students create a worm or centipede type object...
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The Basics: Physical Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view a video on friction and examine how friction and gravity affect some sports.  In this investigative lesson students write a paragraph and draw a picture that illustrates how friction and gravity affect sports.
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Newton's First Law Crash!!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Newton's first law of motion and demonstrate how it applies to cars.  In this motion lesson students complete an experiment and worksheet on speed and inertia.
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Elements of Physics: Energy And Work

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the difference between potential and kinetic energy.  In this energy lesson students view a video and apply these energies to real world situations. 
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Motion Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students experiment with the laws of motion. In this motion lesson, students explore Newton's Laws of Motion. Students work in groups experimenting with different objects and observing different types of motion.
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Sort It Out - Push or Pull?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the difference between a push and a pull. In this science/physics lesson, 2nd graders observe and discuss pictures from a book. Additionally, students are placed into groups to make observations of pictures and...
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Rules of Force and Motion

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars view a video and complete experiments with force and motion.  In this force and motion instructional activity, students examine small pieces and how they affect the motion of a toy car.  Young scholars also experiment with...
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Friction in Our Lives

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore force and friction. For this force and friction lesson, students discover everyday examples of how  friction helps and hinders things we do. Students create a ramp to test the speed of their car. Students use different...
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Lifting a Load

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students experiments with levers to determine if the amount of force needed to lift a load is always the same. In this physics lesson, students use Lab-Pro data collector as they experiment with the fulcrum placement to measure the work...
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Race the Track! The Time Challenge (lesson 2)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students design a track that keeps a ball in motion for 5 seconds or longer. In this designing lesson plan, students explore force, gravity, and cause and effect when it comes to science and building before building their own track.
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Introduction to Physical Science

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss Newton's laws of motion. In this motion instructional activity, students watch a video that explains Newton's laws. They play a marble game and watch for laws of motion and force. 
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Ramps

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students experiment to see how various objects roll down ramps. In this ramp lesson, students observe weight, size, and material of objects.  Students compare speeds by using a second ramp.  
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Friction, Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders experiment with everyday objects to determine the frictional effects on motion. In this friction lesson, 9th graders determine how the type of material, weight, surface area, and speed of sliding objects influences the...
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Accelerometer Lab

For Students 7th - 10th
For this accelerometer worksheet, students use a cork suspended by a string in a bottle to predict the motion of the cork when students perform different movements. Students predict what the "accelerometer" will do for each movement and...
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Newton's First Law of Motion Activities

For Students 8th
In this Newton's First Law of Motion activity, 8th graders investigate five different activities that allow them to explore Newton's first law that an object stays at rest unless acted upon by a force.
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Lifting a Lion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate lever, fulcrum, and work.  In this elementary school mathematics/science instructional activity, students read How do you Lift a Lion? And using a toy lion and a lever, students explore how much work is needed to...
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Acceleration of a Freely Falling Object

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of acceleration.  In this acceleration lesson, students determine the acceleration of an object in free fall by collecting data using a graphing calculator and motion sensor.  Student plot the velocity v....
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How Fast Can You Go?

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Learners investigate force and speed. In this physics lesson, students construct model cars in small groups and perform experiments to identify what factors influence speed and force.
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A Slide is a Simple Machine

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Learners explore inclined planes. In this simple machines lesson, students conduct an experiment on a slide using a rope with a bag. Learners observe the force needed to pull the bag to the top of the slide.
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Net F=ma

For Students 9th - 12th
In this force worksheet, learners use the equation, F=ma to solve 7 problems where the force changes, the mass changes or the acceleration changes. Students explain their answer for each problem.
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate what simple machines are and how they work. For this simple machine lesson, the students create simple and compound machines and test each machine's ability to perform a task. Students compare simple machines to...
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Forces

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this forces worksheet, students read about force and acceleration. They complete a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast balanced and unbalanced forces, they answer questions about a diagram of a tug-a-war and the forces acting on each...
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Forces

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this forces worksheet, students read about what affects the force on an object. Students identify push forces and pull forces in 5 diagrams. They answer 13 questions about the forces in two diagrams and they draw vector diagrams to...
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Unbalanced Forces and Velocity

For Students 8th - 10th
In this unbalanced forces and velocity learning exercise, students define 6 terms and solve 9 problems related to forces, velocity, speed, and motion.
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Roller Coaster Physics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students design a roller coaster that allows a marble to run the course as fast as possible. Students create an experimental roller coaster taking into account the steepness of the hills and the sharpness of the turns. Students use a...
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Force and Acceleration

For Students 7th - 10th
In this force and acceleration worksheet, students solve 3 problems about moving objects, the forces working against them, the mass and their acceleration. Students determine if 6 statements about a falling elephant and a falling feather...
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Energy and Work

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy and work worksheet, students determine the forces acting upon objects and the work accomplished in moving objects. Students identify the location on a diagram where kinetic energy is increasing and they describe the energy...
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Motion Crossword Puzzle

For Students 7th - 9th
In this motion worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 11 clues related to rate, acceleration, force of gravity and velocity. They also complete a puzzle where they unscramble 11 words related to motion to solve for a final...
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Weathering and Wind

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this weathering and wind worksheet, students simulate the effects of weathering by wind using 2 canisters, 2 types of sandpaper and 2 sugar cubes. Students swirl the sugar cubes inside the canisters lined with fine and course...
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Efficiency of a Pulley System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate a pulley system in the lab. In this pulley system lesson plan, students build a pulley system using weights, strings and wheels. They calculate the work output, work input and efficiency of the system. They also find...
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Newton's Laws and Forces

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Newton's laws and forces worksheet, high schoolers answer 11 questions about inertia, vectors, force, and acceleration using Newton's laws. They also answer 3 questions about classification of species.
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How Fish Maintain Neutral Buoyancy

For Students 7th - 10th
In this buoyancy worksheet, learners read about neutral buoyancy and that the downward force of gravity is equal and opposite to the upward force of water. They answer four critical thinking questions about buoyancy.
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Newton's Second Law

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Newton's second law worksheet, students read about force, mass and acceleration and how they relate. They solve eighteen problems using Newton's second law.
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Momentum

For Students 9th - 12th
In this momentum worksheet, high schoolers use the equation for momentum to describe an object's motion. This worksheet has 4 problems to solve.
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Physics 210: 18

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 210-8 worksheet, students describe the movement of various objects when forces are present and not present. Students calculate the velocity and the moment of inertia for the word problems given.
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Physics 210: 19

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 210-19 instructional activity, students calculate the angular acceleration for the problems given. Students find the mass and sketch the forces present that act upon the object described.
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Physics 210: 11

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 210-11 worksheet, students solve various problems in which the speed is calculated and distance is calculated as it relates to different scenarios presented in the word problems.
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Physics 240:10

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 240:10 worksheet, students calculate the speed and distance as presented in the given word problems. Students apply their understanding of Hooke's law to answer the questions provided.
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A Quiz About Newton's Laws

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Newton's Laws worksheet, students answer ten questions about Newton's three laws. They answer questions about specific situations and the laws that govern each.
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Circular Motion WS

For Students 10th - 12th
In this circular motion learning exercise, students solve six problems including finding centripetal acceleration of rotating objects, finding direction of acceleration of objects and finding tension force on strings attached to...
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Newton's Challenge

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Newton's challenge worksheet, middle schoolers demonstrate their understanding of Newton's laws by performing several mini labs. Students answer questions that ask to describe the movement of each demonstration using Newton's laws.
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Work Done by a Constant Force WS

For Students 10th - 12th
In this work worksheet, students determine the amount of work done on moving objects given the speed of the objects. They also determine the work done on objects given the measurement of force and the angle above the horizontal at which...
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Gravity WS II

For Students 10th - 12th
In this gravity activity, students solve four problems including calculating masses of planets, determining forces of asteroids on traveling spaceships, and determining the altitude where the acceleration of gravity is equal to a given...
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Physics 240: 12

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 240: 12, worksheet students calculate the time, velocity, distance for the word problems given. Students apply concepts of uniform circular motion to solve each problem provided.
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PhyzJob: Field Calculations

For Students 10th - 12th
In this field calculations worksheet, students solve six problems including finding gravitational fields, forces, electric fields and gravitational field strength.
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PhyzJob: Field Concepts

For Students 10th - 12th
In this field activity, students answer five questions about gravitational fields and electric fields. They distinguish between the two and identify what must be present for each to exist. They explain the effects of mass and distance on...
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PhyzLab: An Uphill Climb

For Students 10th - 12th
In this force, distance and work worksheet, students experiment with varying inclines to determine which path holds the advantage over the others in terms of energy consumption. Students begin by answering four pre-lab questions and...
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Physics 240: Worksheet 06-Acceleration and Free Body Diagrams

For Students 10th - 12th
In this acceleration and free body diagrams worksheet, students solve five problems using Newton's laws and they draw free body diagrams to help find the solutions.
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Acceleration Lab

For Students 8th - 12th
In this acceleration worksheet, students experiment with different sizes, masses and material of objects and determine how they affect acceleration.
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Force and Motion Project

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In this force and motion worksheet, students create a picture book and answer 7 questions on force and 12 questions on motion. There are 4 extra credit questions.
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Momentum

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
For this momentum worksheet, learners review and compare forces acting on different objects and calculate momentum before a collision. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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Describing Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
In this motion worksheet, students will use Newton's third law of motion to compare the force of objects on Earth with objects on Jupiter. This worksheet has 5 short answer questions.
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What is Work?

For Students 7th - 11th
In this work activity, students will match vocabulary words with definitions: joule, Newton, force, and work. Then students will answer 8 problems based on the equation: work = force x distance.
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Newton's Laws of Motion

For Students 7th - 10th
In this physics worksheet, students examine Newton's Laws of Motion by completing 4 different mini labs and answering follow-up questions for each lab.
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Exploring the Circular Motion of a Tennis Ball

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concept of circular motion. In groups, they participate in experiments to discover the law of inertia. They describe how forces act on objects during a circular motion. To end the lesson, they use these...
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May the Force Be With You

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students work in groups, they investigate how different forces act upon objects and how this information can be used in their day-to-day lives. They wrap the rubber band around the book. Students place the bo.ok and ruler on top of a...
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Balloon Rocket Race Track

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss "How can we measure (or make it easier to record) the speed, distance or acceleration of the balloon?" They told that they are going to make a balloon racetrack. Pupils use meter sticks to accurately measure length and...
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The Physics of Skateboarding

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to analyze gravity as an universal force. They are able to determine how the force of friction retards motion. Students are able to apply Newton's Laws of Motion ot the way the world works.
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Move It!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students observe a demonstration presented by the teacher covering different types of energy. They participate in an experiment where they study numerous physics vocabulary words and visit websites that demonstrate examples of these...
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Bombs Away!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars design and build a device to protect and accurately deliver a dropped egg. They review and study a number of vocabulary words that are associated with this lesson. They work in a small group in order to develop a...
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Science Friction

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars investigate that friction is a force, they explore the effect of friction on moving objects, and they compare distances an object travels down an inclined slope that has different kinds of surface resistance.
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Konnecting Simple Machines and K'Nex

For Teachers K - 6th
Students study and identify different types of simple machines and how they work. They design a simple machine.
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Motion and Forces

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders create PowerPoint presentations to present Newton's three laws of motion, and make and launch rockets.
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Medieval Catapults

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students design and build a working catapult or trebuchet to explore the concepts of force, motion, and distance.
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Mars Team Online

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore Newton's laws through the creation and launch of a rocket. They collect data about the launch and the effects of a payload on lift. Extensions offered, encourage students to make creative changes.
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Simple Machines: Levers

For Teachers K - 7th
Students discover the fundamentals and daily applications of simple machines. They practice basic engineering theory through their hands-on demonstrations of levers.
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Simple Machines: Levers

For Teachers K - 8th
Students discover the fundamentals and daily applications of simple machines. They investigate basic engineering theory through their hands-on demonstrations of levers.
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Simple Machines: Rotating Wheels

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars use a rotating wheel to move an object.
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Making Waves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students predict and test how the effects of velocity and force of an object or air on water affect the waves created. They diagram a water park ride using their knowledge of these effects to create their desired outcomes.
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Brainiac's - Things but Very Slowly - Compilation Part 1

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A random sequence of events are recorded, then shown very slowly (with added emphasis). From a water balloon popping to a slap in the face, see exactly what happens at each stage of an event when it is slowed down enormously. Great for a...
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Brainiac's - Things but Very Slowly - Compilation Part 2

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A pile of gunpowder ignites, but very slowly. Spaghetti breaks and thing after thing is shown, very slowly. Have fun in your physics class with this tongue-in-cheek humor and fascinating video. (Note: one "thing" shows a paintball gun...
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Stop Faking It! - Force and Motion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Newton's First Law of Motion is the star of this fine presentation on force and motion. In it, learners examine the law and are given examples which help them to understand what it really means. This 15-slide PowerPoint is chock-full of...
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How Wind Works

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the process that creates wind. In this wind lesson, 2nd graders create a wind diagram. Students write an essay to accompany their diagram.
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Which Falls Faster?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study force and what it does.  In this motion lesson students complete a demonstration on force and gravity and share their ideas. 
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Deep Impact Comet Encounter

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics apprentices analyze the impact of NASA's Impactor as it collided with the comet Tempel 1 in July of 2005. They calculate the mass and speed of the comet, along with the distance it might drift off of its orbit over time. This...
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Science Journal

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the concepts of force and work. They analyze problems associated with trying to lift heavy objects and the amount of force needed to move something from the floor to a table.
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Angular Momentum (Automaticity)

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders experience practicing with a wide variety of vocabulary terms that relate to the Vista/Module "Angular Momentum:" momentum, inertia, force; motion, direction, centripetal force; angular momentum, gyroscope, resist. They...
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NASA: Work, Force, Energy and Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A NASA narrator and a cute cartoon-like character named Norbert demonstrate that applied force and distance of motion allow us to calculate work. The relationship between work and energy is explained. The difference between potential...
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Machines All Around Us

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify simple machines. In this physics lesson, students explore different rooms in the school building, looking for simple machines. Students use a digital camera to take pictures of the simple machines.
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Force and Motion Flip Books

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify six simple machines in real world examples, distinguish between the three different types of levers and explain Newton's three laws of motion. They create a multimedia presentation over the information they've...
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What is a Wheel and Axle?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Stuents explore wheels and axles and how they maka machine move. After a teacher demonstration, students construct a wheel and axle. Students explore the circumference of the wheel. They compare the wheel sizes, speed, distance, and load...
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TE Activity: Pulley'ing Your Own Weight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experiment with common objects such as spools, string and soap to determine how pulleys make it easier to move large objects. They look at the difference between fixed and movable pulleys. They examine the many uses engineers...
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Wheeling It In!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use everyday materials (milk cartons, water bottles, pencils, straws, candy) to build a small-scale transportation device that incorporates the wheel and axle and the lever. They race their carts/trucks, measure distance, time...
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To Investigate Momentum and its Relation with Force

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners study momentum and how it changes when obstacles collide.  In this momentum lesson students calculate momentum and speed of an air puck. 
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Circling Around the CEENBoT Way!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the forces present in a rotating body. In this physics lesson, students calculate centripetal force using a mathematical equation. They answer a quiz and writing prompt at the end of the lesson.
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Force, Displacement and Acceleration

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore physics by conducting an experiment in class. In this force lesson, students define the terms acceleration, displacement and force while discussing how they relate to each other. Learners participate in an experiment in...
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Force and Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the principles behind forces and motion. In this physics instructional activity, students perform a series of experiment on Newton's Laws. They give examples of these laws in everyday life.
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Turnip Parachutes

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students explore air resistance, gravity and force. In this science lesson, students create something to protect a falling slice of turnip. Students attach their product to the turnip then drop the turnip and determine which structure...
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Roller Coasters Lab

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Learners study kinetic energy and friction and how it pertains to a roller coaster.  For this roller coaster lesson students complete a lab activity.
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Forces and Acceleration

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students explore force. In this force and acceleration lesson, students investigate and construct a graph to explain that when a constant force is applied to a mass a constant acceleration will occur.
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Physics on the Playground

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners investigate friction on a playground slide. In this force and energy lesson, students will predict, plan, and implement a scientific investigation to the problem; What materials will allow me to slide the fastest down a slide?
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An Inclined Plane

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders experiment with force.  In this Algebra I/Physical Science lesson, 9th graders use a force sensor to measure the force needed to lift an object and the force needed to pull the same object up an inclined plane.  Students...
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Air...What Gives?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students investigate the properties of air by capturing it, squeezing it, and feeling its weight. In this forces lesson, students capture bags of air and examine its properties. The weight and pressure of air is emphasized.
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Idea Generator

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study physical science properties by completing a WebQuest using the given links for each topic. For this physical science lesson, 2nd graders study acceleration, acoustical science, sound/vibration/pitch, instrument...
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Bold Bridges

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore bridge construction. For this bridge building activity, students view bridge websites and discuss how bridges are designed and built. Students design and construct their own bridge using the directions provided.
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Investigating Friction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young learners explore friction. They view a video or DVD (bibliography provided) and define terms related to friction, and work in groups to experiment with the effects of friction on speed and motion using ramps and toy cars.
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Forces and Motion-The Downhill Racer

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students calculate a toy car's velocity and acceleration. In this force and motion lesson, students build ramps and attach a dropper to a toy car, which is released down the ramp. Students calculate and graph velocity and acceleration...
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Energy, Work, and Power

For Students 10th - 12th
In this energy worksheet, students review the equations to solve for work and power. Then students complete 10 matching, 14 fill in the blank, and 10 problems to solve.
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Work

For Students 10th - 12th
For this work worksheet, students use the equation for work to solve for distance or force. This worksheet has 20 problems to solve.
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Work and Power

For Students 9th - 12th
For this power worksheet, students use the equations of power and work to complete 4 word problems. Students use the standard units of watts and joules.
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Connection to Social Studies-The Pyramids

For Students 7th - 10th
In this simple machines learning exercise, students read about the pyramids and the simple machines used to build them. They answer three critical thinking questions about the building of the pyramids.
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Physics 240:18

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 240:18 worksheet, students find the angular velocity and position in the case presented. Students decided where forces should be applied to balance a system.
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Work Problems 2

For Students 8th - 11th
In this work worksheet, learners solve ten problems where they find the work in Joules, the force in Newtons or the distance in meters an object is moved.
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Physics 240: Newton's Third Law

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this forces learning exercise, students apply Newton's third law to solve 5 problems by determining the change in velocity and work.
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Physics 210: 6

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 210-6 worksheet, learners apply their knowledge of Newton's second law to calculate the acceleration, force, or mass. Students find the tension and acceleration of a system while ignoring the component of friction.
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Physics 210: 9

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 210:9 worksheet, students apply knowledge of Newton's 3rd law and Hooke's law to answer the following questions. Students calculate work, velocity, force, and acceleration.