Learners create an accelerometer and take measurements of acceleration in a moving car. They study the car speeding up in a straight line, slowing in a straight line and curving at constant speed. They prepare a lab report showing conclusions.
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Accelerate young physicists' learning with this collection of problem-solving worksheets. Starting off by teaching students to identify the given information and variables in physics problems, this resource goes on to challenge them with...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Verification of the Acceleration Due to Gravity by a Simple Pendulum
We know pendulums were used in ancient Egypt and Rome, but it is thought they were also used pre-recorded history. Scholars build their own simple pendulums in the sixth lesson of an 11-part series. Then, through an experiment varying...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Roller Coaster! Measuring Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, and Lost Energy
While building rollercoaster tracks for marbles is definitely age-appropriate for middle schoolers, the calculations on the lab sheets for this instructional activity are above most of them. Physics fledglings measure the potential...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed