In this unit, students will learn about ticker tape diagrams and vector ...

In this unit, students will learn about ticker tape diagrams and vector diagrams. Lessons in this unit include: Introduction; Ticker Tape Diagrams; and Vector Diagrams. This unit includes animations and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit, students will learn about the equations that describe the ...

In this unit, students will learn about the equations that describe the motion of an object. Lessons in this unit include: The Kinematic Equation; Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving; Kinematic Equations and Free Fall; Sample Problems and Solutions; and Kinematic Equations and Graphs. This unit includes animations and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit of study, students will learn how to use position ...

In this unit of study, students will learn how to use position versus time graphs to describe motion. Lessons in this unit include: Meaning of Shape for a p-t graph; Meaning of Slope for a p-t Graph; and Determining slope on a p-t Graph. This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit of study, students will learn how to describe motion ...

In this unit of study, students will learn how to describe motion with velocity versus time graphs. Lessons in this unit include: Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph; Meaning of Slope for a v-t Graph; Relating the Shape to the Motion; Determining Slope on a v-t Graph; and Determining Area on a v-t Graph. This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit students will learn how to analyze the motion of ...

In this unit students will learn how to analyze the motion of objects. Students will begin to make a mathematical connection with words that describe motion. This unit will focus on several examples of vector and scalar quantities (distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration). As students proceed through the lessons, they should give careful attention to the vector and scalar nature of each quantity. This tutorial also includes animations of each of the major concepts. At the end of each lesson students can check for understanding of concepts by answering concept questions.

In this unit, students will learn about free fall and the acceleration ...

In this unit, students will learn about free fall and the acceleration of gravity. Lessons in this unit include: Introduction to Free Fall; The Acceleration of Gravity; Representing Free Fall by Graphs; How Fast? and How Far? This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit, students will review Newton's second law and learn how ...

In this unit, students will review Newton's second law and learn how physics can be applied to real world problems. Lessons in this unit include: Newton's Second Law Revisited; Amusement Park Physics; and Athletics. This unit includes animations and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit, students will learn about speed, acceleration, and force in ...

In this unit, students will learn about speed, acceleration, and force in reference to circular motion. Lessons in this unit include: Speed and Velocity; Acceleration; The Centripetal Force Requirement; The Forbidden F-Word; and Mathematics of Circular Motion. This unit includes animations and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit, students will learn about Kepler's three laws. Students will ...

In this unit, students will learn about Kepler's three laws. Students will also learn about the orbits of satellites and how to mathematically represent satellite motion. Lessons in this unit include: Kepler's Three Laws; Circular Motion Principles for Satellites; Mathematics of Satellite Motion; Weightlessness in Orbit; and Energy Relationships for Satellites. This unit includes animations and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit students will learn about gravity. Lessons in this unit ...

In this unit students will learn about gravity. Lessons in this unit include: Gravity is more than a Name; The Apple, the Moon, and the Inverse Square Law; Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation; Cavendish and the Value of G; and The Value of g. This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this activity, students will use Coulomb's law and vector principles to ...

In this activity, students will use Coulomb's law and vector principles to determine the number of electrons which are transferred to a balloon as the result of 10 average-strength rubs on animal fur. Students will complete a formal lab write-up at the conclusion of the activity.

In this unit, students will learn how two or more electrical devices ...

In this unit, students will learn how two or more electrical devices can be connected to form an electric circuit. Lessons in this unit include: Circuit Symbols and Circuit Diagrams; Two Types of Connections; Series Circuits; Parallel Circuits; and Combination Circuits. This unit also includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit students will learn about electric circuits and electric current ...

In this unit students will learn about electric circuits and electric current power. The unit will teach students the anatomy of the light bulb and how to build closed circuits. Students can self assess their understanding of concepts by answering questions at the end of each section.

In this unit, students will learn why charge flows through wires of ...

In this unit, students will learn why charge flows through wires of electric circuits and the variables that affect the rate at which it flows. Lessons in this unit include: Electric Field and the Movement of Charge; Electric Potential; and Electric Potential Difference. This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit students will learn about resistance, current, and power. Students ...

In this unit students will learn about resistance, current, and power. Students will look at different series and parallel circuit illustrations in relation to Ohm's law (voltage, resistance, and current). Lessons in this unit include: Journey of a Typical Electron; Resistance; and Ohm's Law. This unit includes questions at the end of each section to allow students to self assess and check for understanding.

In this lab activity, students will gather evidence that total system momentum ...

In this lab activity, students will gather evidence that total system momentum is conserved in an explosion-like impulse between two stationary carts and to describe how the evidence supports the law of conservation of momentum. Students will produce a formal lab write-up at the conclusion of the activity.

This set of problems provides students practice with calculations dealing with electric ...

This set of problems provides students practice with calculations dealing with electric circuits. Each problem features an audio clip describing the solution process. 34 problems in the set

In this activity, students use an interactive applet / simulation to observe ...

In this activity, students use an interactive applet / simulation to observe and describe the nature of the electric field line pattern in the space surrounding a positive charge, a negative charge, and a configuration of two or more charges. Students will complete a formal lab write-up at the conclusion of the activity.

In this activity, students use the provided table to organize information about ...

In this activity, students use the provided table to organize information about the average monthly time usage and energy consumption for all electrical appliances in their home. Upon collecting data and calculating costs, they draw conclusions regarding the types of appliances which are the biggest consumers of electrical energy. Teachers will need to supply the average cost of a kiloWatt-hour for the local area. Students will create a complete lab write-up at the conclusion of the activity.

In this activity, students will use experimental data to determine the mathematical ...

In this activity, students will use experimental data to determine the mathematical equation which relates force, mass, and acceleration. At the conclusion of the activity, students will complete a formal write-up summarizing the lab. NOTE:This lab requires a computer-interfaced force probe and motion detector.

In this lab activity, students will determine the effect of the angle ...

In this lab activity, students will determine the effect of the angle of incline upon the force needed and upon the work done when pulling a cart up an incline to the same height at a constant speed. Students will record and graph data and write a comprehensive report summarizing the lab.

In this activity, students investigate the question: "How does the strength of ...

In this activity, students investigate the question: "How does the strength of the tension force on a bucket when at the top of a vertical loop compare to the strength of the tension force when at the bottom of the loop?" After completion of the lab, students will complete a formal lab write-up.

In this unit, students will learn about momentum. Lessons in this unit ...

In this unit, students will learn about momentum. Lessons in this unit include: Momentum; Momentum and Impulse Connection; and Real-World Applications. This unit includes visuals and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit, students will learn about The Law of Momentum Conservation. ...

In this unit, students will learn about The Law of Momentum Conservation. Lessons in this unit include: The Law of Action-Reaction (Revisited); Momentum Conservation Principle; Isolated Systems; Using Equations as a "Recipe" for Algebraic Problem-Solving; Using Equations as a Guide to Thinking; and Momentum Conservation in Explosions. This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

This resource simulates the motion of a horizontally moving rocket sled. Students ...

This resource simulates the motion of a horizontally moving rocket sled. Students can modify the propulsion force, the resistance forces and the mass of the rocket sled. The net force and velocity of the sled are displayed.

In this unit, students will learn what a force is and analyze ...

In this unit, students will learn what a force is and analyze systems of forces. Students will distinguish between contact forces and action at a distance forces. Students will also learn how to draw free body diagrams and how to determine the net force on an object. Lessons in this unit include: The Meaning of Force; Types of Forces; Drawing Free Body Diagrams; and Determining Net Force.

This unit of study reviews concepts of Newton's First Law of Motion ...

This unit of study reviews concepts of Newton's First Law of Motion (The Law of Inertia). This resource includes videos and animations that demonstrate concepts on inertia and mass, state of motion, and balanced and unbalanced forces. At the end of each section students can check for understanding of concepts by answering questions about each concept covered.

In this unit, students will explore the behavior of objects for which ...

In this unit, students will explore the behavior of objects for which all forces are not balanced. Lessons in this unit include: Newton's Second Law; The Big Misconception; Finding Acceleration; Finding Individual Forces; Free Fall and Air Resistance; and Double Trouble. This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this unit, students will learn about Newton's third law. Lessons in ...

In this unit, students will learn about Newton's third law. Lessons in this unit include: Newton's Third Law and Identifying Action and Reaction Force Pairs. This unit includes videos, animations, and mini quizzes to check for understanding and facilitate learning.

In this lab activity, students will calculate their power requirement for climbing ...

In this lab activity, students will calculate their power requirement for climbing a staircase - both by walking and running. At the end of the activity, students will complete a formal lab write up.

This interactive tool allows students to investigate the nature of a projectile's ...

This interactive tool allows students to investigate the nature of a projectile's motion. An associated activity sheet provides a variety of questions regarding projectiles.

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