In this motion learning exercise, students use a position vs. time graph to determine the distance traveled and the velocity at with the object traveled. This learning exercise has 2 problems to solve.
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Three Incorrect Laws of Motion
Do we know Newton's Laws of Motion as well as we think we do? Examine how observation alters what physics class teaches in an engaging video. The narrator acts out examples of each incorrect law and describes the examples in simple,...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Are Perpetual Motion Machines Possible?
As part of a larger series, an informative video introduces the concept of perpetual motion machines and the science proving they don't work. The narrator then shares machines that appear to work and highlights the hidden sources of energy.
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Don't Perpetual Motion Machines Ever Work?
It turns out that some laws were definitely not meant to be broken! A short illustrative video explains why the first and second laws of thermodynamics prevent perpetual motion machines from actually moving perpetually — and why...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Forces and Motion: Basics
How is tug of war related to pushing a refrigerator? Here's a simulation connects these two activities with Newton's First Law of Motion. Four different simulations allow scholars to explore net force with tug of war, motion with pushing...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable