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21 resources with the keyterm angular momentum

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Tinkering with Tops

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Get kids' heads spinning by challenging them to design a top that will rotate for a minimum of 10 seconds without leaving a 30-cm circle. Groups of learners collaborate through a planning stage, testing stage, and evaluation stage. Some...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many mechanical phenomena are explained by a physics professor using Nick Goepper, a Winter Olympics 2014 slope-style skier, as the model. Beginning with kinetic and potential energy, the professor goes on to explain angular momentum and...
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What on Earth is Spin?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
If your head is spinning when you consider teaching the action of spinning, this video is sure to settle things. First, the motion is defined and described. The conservation of angular momentum, the Coriolis effect, and the air pressure...
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Qualitative Aspects of Rotational Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Explanations for six different physics lab activities and five suggested assessments are contained in this resource by the National Science Teachers Association. Any combination can be used to open learners' eyes to rotational motion....
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Gyroscopes in Motion

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Physics stars will enjoy learning about the conservation of energy as you demonstrate gyroscope precession. The lecture is broken into five subtopics: cross product, rotating vectors, angular momentum, rotating rigid bodies, and torque...
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Why is the Solar System Flat?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
When three dimensions are available, why is our solar system shaped like a flattened disk? Find out how the conservation of angular momentum plays a role. Physics and space science learners alike will be blown away by this bit of...
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Centripetal Force

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Balancing Stick

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Have some physical science fun when studying the center of gravity or center of mass. Simply have balancing artists stand a dowel on one finger and keep it from falling over! A lump of clay is added and moved up along the dowel over a...
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Physics 240: Rotational Kinetic Energy

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this kinetic energy worksheet, learners calculate the kinetic energy of systems plus compare the ratio of kinetic energy before and after a certain event. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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Momentum Machine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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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Ice Skating Spin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A very interesting demonstration on angular momentum and velocity. If you've ever wondered why ice skaters are able to spin so quickly during their routines, this video explains it in scientific terms. By bringing one's arms in to the...
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Ice Skating Spin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A very interesting demonstration on angular momentum and velocity. If you've ever wondered why ice skaters are able to spin so quickly during their routines, this video explains it in scientific terms. By bringing one's arms in to the...
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Momentum

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this momentum instructional activity, students review impulses, angular momentum, and the law of conservation of momentum. This instructional activity has 30 fill in the blank statements.
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Angular Momentum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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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Bicycle Wheel Gyro

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using a bicycle wheel and a rotating stool, young physicists experiment with angular momentum. This is a simple, fun, and educational activity that demonstrates a foundational concept. If you can secure the materials, it is definitely...
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Ring Around the Rosie

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine the concept of angular momentum and its correlation to mass, velocity, and radius. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, conduct an experiment with rotational inertia, angular momentum, and rotation speed by making...
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TE Activity: Super Spinners!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students make spinners to investigate rotational inertia, rotational speed, angular momentum, and velocity. They make two sets of spinners that have different mass distributions and shapes. They complete a worksheet while experimenting...
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The Spin Doctor Is In

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are given the difintion of translational motion, which is the object in motion stays in motion. If you are in a car and the car stops, you keep moving. They then discuss rotational motion, which is a spinning object continues to...
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Frisbee Physics

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explain how a Frisbee flies, why it's shaped he way it is and how fast and how far the Frisbee can go.
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Bicycle Wheel Demonstration: Practical Uses of Angular Momentum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils balance a wheel using one of the wooden handles. For this physics lesson, students predict what direction the wheel rotates after the teacher lets it go. They explain how this demonstrates angular momentum.
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The Spin Doctor Is In

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to rotational inertia with some example of objects that rotates: Throw a Frisbee acroos the field and it rotates as it moves. The same is true for a baseball and a football. The two motions, translational...