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Rotational Equilibrium

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Physics stars design mobiles that demonstrate rotational equilibrium. They take measurements and solve related equations for force by graphing, substitution, or determinants. This is a well-developed lesson plan, complete with student...
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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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Motion in Two Dimensions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Two activities employ the use of kinematic equations for determining projectile ranges. They both require the use of a toy dart gun. Included in this resource are both the teacher's guide and student laboratory sheets. This is an...
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Stripped Down Motor

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Mostly for teacher's use, here are instructions for making a traditional electromagnetic motor and a detailed explanation of how it works. 
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STEMbite: Conservation of Angular Momentum

For Students 8th - 12th
Showcase a few classic demonstrations of angular momentum with this two-minute film. Using a gyroscope, a bicycle, and a tire removed from a bicycle, the narrator explains how angular momentum keeps an object up in a way that defies the...
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Freestanding Structures: A Tech Museum Floor Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners 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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Torque Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
By hanging a meter stick from a ring stand, a physics class can explore torque. Detailed procedures are listed for having learners work backwards with two and three weights and then forward with two and three weights. In each situation,...
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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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The Gear Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss that the conservatin of energy states that the energy imput must equal the energy output. They then figure out how can a machine help you to perform task otherwise considered impossible? Students discuss the six...
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Wimpy Radar Antenna

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Diary of a Wimpy Antenna? In the last installment of a six-part series, your class constructs a model of a radio antenna and tests its torque. Pupils use the results to design a better model that resists bending and twisting forces.
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Investigating Torque

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Torque--a teachable moment? Here's a lesson on torque (or moment) and variables that include size, reinforcement, structural bracing, and material that affect torque.
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Physics 240: Test #2: Page 1

For Students 9th - 12th
Assess physics learners' grasp of compression, velocity, torque, acceleration, and static equilibrium. Five practical problems are presented for them to solve. Add this resource to your physics assignment arsenal.
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Review of Rotational Motion

For Students 10th - 12th
In this rotational motion worksheet, students calculate and answer 50 multiple choice questions related to the properties of rotating bodies.
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How are torque and work different?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore how torque and work are different. In this torque lesson, 6th graders will understand the relationship between torque and work as it applies to force and distance. Students will be assessed on their conclusions of...
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Physics 240: Pendulum

For Students Higher Ed
In this pendulum worksheet, students review the equations associated with the movement of a simple pendulum including angular velocity and angular frequency. Students complete 6 problems.
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The Mag Mile and ... Torque!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use paper plates and detailed directions to build a model of the Michigan Avenue Bridge's gear system. By carefully measuring and cutting "teeth" for the gears of the "Gear Train," they create small gear that will intersect the...
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Pendulum Motion

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore questions which cannot be handled with simple pendulums, and examine both the usefulness and the limitations of approximations in science. A Java applet created from a Stella model is included.
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The Learning Tower of Straws Challenge

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students construct a tower as high as possible that can successfully lean without collaspling. They examine the effect that lowering an object's center of gravity has on the torque produced on an object.
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Robot Gears

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students build simple gear trains and record data to discover how to compute gear ratios. They investigate the definition of torque and how torque can be increased or decreased in a gear train.
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The Center of Mass

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars determine the center of mass of two irregularly shaped objects, determine when the center of mass is inside or outside the boundaries of the object, determine when and/or why an object is stable, balanced, unstable or...
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Wheels on the Bot Go Round and Round, Part II

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars hypothesize about the relationship between tire size of CEENBoT and ability to move a load. In this physics lesson, students design an experiment to test their hypothesis. They record results and formulate their conclusion.
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Gyrocopters-Producing Rotary Motion

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students demonstrate rotary motion by practicing with gyrocopters. In this physics instructional activity students work in groups to construct a gyrocopter and explore how physics effect it torque and inertia.
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Learn about Torque

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners calculate torque and determine its uses. In this lesson on torque, students watch a video and teacher demonstrations and work with a small group on a lab activity. Learners provide example of how torque is used in daily life,...
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Physics 240: Motion

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this motion worksheet, students calculate the velocity of an object and the value of the coefficient of friction. Students determine the magnitude of torque and angular acceleration of a system. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.