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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