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#### Impulse, Momentum, and the Conservation of Momentum

What happens when two worlds collide? In the first of several activities, future physicists experiment with colliding ball bearings or Newton's cradle. Another activity requires the use of an air track with cars to examine collision....

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#### Physical Setting: Physics Exam 2004

Twelve pages of mostly multiple-choice questions comprise this comprehensive New York Regents physics exam. It covers an entire year's worth of physics curriculum and requires about three hours for completion. Review the questions to...

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#### Amusement Park Physics

Students conduct a series of experiments on conservation of energy and momentum. In this physics lesson plan, students investigate the factors affecting the period of the pendulum. They build a roller coaster and calculate the marble's...

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#### Momentum Machine

If you have a rotating office chair in your classroom, you can have physics pupils participate in this simple, yet effective demonstration of angular momentum. One partner sits in the chair, arms outstretched, holding heavy weights. The...

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#### Paper Car Crash Design

High school physical scientists collide with motion. They work in pairs to design a paper car that will protect a raw egg during a head-on collision. Measurements of distance traveled, time of run, vehicle specs, and photo gate flags are...

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#### Roller Coasters

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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#### Common Physics Misconceptions

Some commonly accepted concepts are not completely valid. In this video, the following ideas are thoroughly explained away:
Light cannot be effected by gravity
Velocity is additive
The earth appears to be flat
Not only is this an...

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#### Color Mixing Wheel

Two scientific concepts can be taught with this activity. First, the mixing of primary colors is demonstrated. As the color wheel spins, red, yellow, and blue are no longer visible; secondary colors orange, purple, and green appear in...

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#### Color Mixing Wheel

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#### Action-Reaction Lab

Computer-interfaced motion detectors are required to carry out this inquiry. It is a new twist on exploring motion with plunger carts: they are set back-to-back and then propelled away from each other. Their velocities are measured, and...

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#### Momentum Worksheet

Young Newtons solve nine momentum problems on a physics homework assignment. They tell which moving object has more momentum, compute average force, determine velocity, and more. Using this resource, you can assess your physics pupils'...

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#### Unit IX: Worksheet 3 - Impulsive Force

Eight motion-related problems are contained in this physics assignment. Upcoming physicists calculate combined velocity after collisions, impulse, and momentum. They also address critical thinking situations, making this a well-rounded...

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#### Unit IX: Worksheet 1 - Impulsive Force

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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#### Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Momentum

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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#### What Is Viscosity?

Students experiment with the visocosity of corn syrup, mineral oil, vegetable oil, water, and honey. They research viscosity before beginning. Pupils draw the conclusion that the marble sinks more slowly in the liquids with greater...

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#### Motion and Force

Motion and force vocabulary words are concisely defined in this 13-slide PowerPoint. This is a great slideshow to review prior to a quiz for 5th or 6th grade science. Tip: Send this PowerPoint to your students so they can review it...

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#### The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project

Explore the relationship between sports and physics in a cross-curricular lesson. Middle and high schoolers prepare a multimedia presentation based on a chosen sport. They answer five physics vocabulary questions about how the laws of...

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#### May the Force be with You -- All about Force and Gravity

Here is a fabulous set of teacher's notes that will make your next hands-on gravity and force lab fun and interesting. These notes provide you with three activities that allow children to make and test hypothesis regarding force,...

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#### Crash Course in Flight

High school physicists demonstrate Bernoulli's Principle by blowing on different items and finding that they do not move in the expected direction! They apply Bernoulli's equation to the flight of an airplane. This well-organized lesson...

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#### Slam On the Brakes!

Fifth graders study the concept of momentum and its application by Newton in his studies. They view a demonstration and complete an experiment with toy cars on a racetrack that shows them the properties of momentum and how velocity and...

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#### Class Activity: BOUNCE!

Kinematic equations are used to calculate the velocity and momentum of different types of balls bounced on different surfaces. The lesson plan is detailed and provides a materials list, background information, and procedures....

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#### Angular Momentum

Dr. Carlson uses Newton's Cradle to remind viewers about the behavior of momentum and then introduces them to the behavior of angular momentum. He applies the concept to spinning ice skaters and bicycle wheels. This video is somewhat...

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#### Bill Nye The Science Guy on Momentum

Build momentum in your physical science class with this clip. When teaching Newton's second law of motion, you can use it to introduce the role played by mass in momentum. Be aware, however, that about a third of the video is simply made...

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#### Centripetal Force

In order to investigate cetntripetal force and angular momentum, youngsters compare the motion of erasers hung from a string. It is not clear what type of Amish toy is needed in the warm up activity, so you may not be able to use it. The...