Rotating Frames of Reference
Students listen to a lecture that explores rotating frames of reference, focusing on the weightless environment in space and on a qualitative discussion of the Coriolis force.
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A Moving Frame of Reference
We often remind pupils to cite their references, but this lesson helps them understand there are many frames of reference. Scholars experiment with throwing a ball straight up in the air and catching it. Then they must do it again while...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Accelerated Frames of Reference: Inertial Forces
High schoolers examine how when applying the laws of motion to an object in an accelerating frame, using coordinates defined in such frame, one must always add an "inertial force", representing forces caused by the frame's acceleration.
9th - 12th Science