Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Forces that Oppose Motion - It's Not Just Science Friction
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...
9th - 12th Science
Using Excel and Simple Machines to Give Students a Feel for Work, Force, and Distance Interactions
Use Excel-generated graphs after experimenting with a simple pulley device, in order to demonstrate the relationship between work, force, and distance. The graphs help to illustrate the concepts that learners uncover during the experiment.
5th - 7th Science
New Review A Shot Under Pressure
You've got to pump it up! Using the equations for projectile motion and Bernoulli's Principle, class members calculate the water pressure in a water gun. The pupils collect data on the number of pumps and distance traveled in order to...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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