Students investigate friction force on a variety of objects such as bricks and cardboard boxes. They use a force probe to collect data on the changes in force required to drag the objects across a variety of surface types.
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Potential and Kinetic Energy: The Roller Coaster Lab
Ron Toomer, a famous roller coaster designer, suffered from motion sickness. Pupils design their own roller coasters, learning about potential and kinetic energy in the process. Labs focus on the importance of drop height, energy...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Forces
Let's get moving! Newton juniors solve 19 problems using force, speed, and acceleration equations. This is a nifty instructional activity that includes a few diagrams and multiple choice selections for each question. It provides the...
7th - 12th Science
May the Magnetic Force Be with You
Class members use mathematics in order to better understand magnetic forces and their interaction on charged particles. After a demonstration of the interaction between a magnet and an electron beam using a CRT computer monitor, learners...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Ramp and Review (for High School)
Rolling for momentum. As part of a study of mechanical energy, momentum, and friction, class members experiment rolling a ball down an incline and having it collide with a cup. Groups take multiple measurements and perform several...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Designed