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404 resources with the keyterm gravity

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Do We Expand With the Universe?

For Students 7th - 12th
The cat's out of the bag (or off the leash, in this case) regarding the expansion of the universe. In this intriguing episode, the narrator explains that space is expanding, not the objects within it. He also tells how expansion...
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Study Jams! Gravity & Inertia

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Is it possible to defy gravity? Not really. With force and inertia, we can act against it for a little while, but, eventually, gravitational force will pull us back to Earth. The relationships among mass, force, and inertia are all...
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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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Design a Bobsled

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students apply their knowledge of friction, drag, mass and gravity as they design, build, and test mini-bobsleds.
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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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Worksheet 32: Kepler's Law

For Teachers 11th - 12th
In this math worksheet, students are given 8 questions regarding Kepler's first law of motion. The questions include definitions, short essay explanations, and formulaic expressions.
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Projectile Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a rare gem for physics teachers! An engaging collection of slides opens with a question about aiming a slingshot at a monkey as it lets go of the branch from which it hangs. Projectile motion concepts are presented with graphics,...
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Newton's Second Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Three memorable activities build on each other to give physics masters a firm grasp of Newton's Second Law. Pupils play with a lab cart on a flat surface and on an incline to confirm that force is equal to mass times acceleration. In the...
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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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What a Drag!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Stop and drop what is in your hand! Pupils investigate how form effects drag in the 12th part of a 22-part unit on aviation. Groups create equally weighted objects and determine which one falls the fastest by collecting data.
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The Great Gravity Escape

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Groups simulate an orbit using a piece of string and a water balloon. Individuals spin in a circular path and calculate the balloon's velocity when the clothes pin can no longer hold onto the balloon.
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Roller Coasters

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Twisting and turning through the sky, roller coasters are popular attractions at amusement parks around the world, but how exactly do they work? Explore the physics behind these thrilling rides with an engineering design activity....
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On The Space Shuttle You Can Eat All You Want, and Still Weigh Nothing

For Students 4th - 8th
New Newtonians experiment with gravity and weightlessness in this fun activity. They watch as a rubber band, stretched by the weight of a clothespin, returns to its normal shape as they both fall to the ground. Consider having kids video...
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Minute Physics: What Is Dark Matter?

For Students 7th - 12th
It's hard to explain stuff you can't see! But, this animated stick-figure drawing describes dark matter and how we know it exists. It likens the galaxy to a merry-go-round, holding the stars on their circular path. The one-minute...
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Minute Physics: What Is Gravity?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Gravity is thoroughly defined in this short, but weighty, featurette. The relationship of mass to force is incorporated, and the idea that gravity can also attract energy is introduced. In a flipped classroom situation, have learners...
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Playing with Parachutes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This lesson certainly will not be a drag! Little engineers design parachutes that make use of air resistance and, as a result, slow the descent of the payload as much as possible. It is an opportunity to teach about many motion concepts:...
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Interactive Minds: Solar System

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Travel through space as you learn about the galaxy, solar system, planets, and much more. An extensive resource for studying astronomy in upper-elementary and middle school classrooms.
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Tablecloth Trick

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Wow! Your class will love experimenting with the laws of inertia. Steve Spangler shows how to remove a tablecloth filled with dishes and glasses of water without spilling a drop. Use this resource to lead into a discussion of gravity and...
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Pendulum Catch

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a fun demonstration! Show the video, or better yet, have your physics learners construct this hex nut pendulum and test it themselves. Then have them discuss in groups why the single hex nut wraps around the finger. See if they can...
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Video 6 - Gravity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Most people know the famous story of Sir Issac Newton and the apple. Watch that example animated, narrated, and explained. Class members can learn what gravity is, why it pulls things down, how strong it is, and how it's related to...
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Tablecloth Trick

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Wow! Your class will love experimenting with the laws of inertia. Steve Spangler shows how to remove a tablecloth filled with dishes and glasses of water without spilling a drop. Use this resource to lead into a discussion of gravity and...
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Pendulum Catch

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a fun demonstration! Show the video, or better yet, have your physics learners construct this hex nut pendulum and test it themselves. Then have them discuss in groups why the single hex nut wraps around the finger. See if they can...
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Why is the Earth Round?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
When you look out to the horizon, the earth looks flat, so how do we know it's round? We learn that gravity pulls planets toward the center and shapes them into the spheres that dominate space. This is a great clip that fully explains...