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Analyze data to support the claim that Newton's second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

 
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Figuring out Friction

High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students figure out the quantitative definition of friction and then see it in action!

 
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An Atwood's Machine Inquiry Lab

High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Mass, acceleration, and friction are all part of our inquiry lab today!

 
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Creating Velocity Graphs from Position Graphs

High School Physics » Unit: Objects in Motion
High School Physics » Unit: Objects in Motion
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
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The slope of a position versus time graph is the velocity.

 
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Pushing the Pathfinder

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in One Dimension
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in One Dimension
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
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The mass of an object can be determined by applying a net force to it and measuring its acceleration.

 
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pathfinder
   

Nonlinear Position Graphs

High School Physics » Unit: Objects in Motion
High School Physics » Unit: Objects in Motion
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
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Tangent lines are used to determine instantaneous velocities.

 
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Free Fall on Planet Newtonia

High School Physics » Unit: Uniform Acceleration Motion
High School Physics » Unit: Uniform Acceleration Motion
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students find the accelerations due to gravity for different planets.

 
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Moving into Motion Graphs

High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can students relate kinematics graphs with descriptions? Today, we use a simulation to connect the dots of position, velocity, and time!

 
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Horizontal Kinematics

High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today we learn to love kinematic equations by using them to solve problems about horizontal motion.

 
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kinematics
   

Modified Atwood Machine Lab

High School Physics » Unit: Force and Acceleration
High School Physics » Unit: Force and Acceleration
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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A modified Atwood machine leads to equation creation.

 
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Amazing Acceleration

High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today we define acceleration and connect it to velocity.

 
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Combining Newton's Second Law and Kinematics

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in One Dimension
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in One Dimension
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Kinematics equations and Newton's 2nd Law allow us to better understand the world around us and to make predictions about the motion of an object.

 
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nasa
   

Mapping Motion

High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students map out motion and then get introduced to the basic motion equations.

 
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The Pringle Package Project - Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Engineering is the act of applying science concepts to the creation of something useful.

 
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Diving into Free Fall

High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What happens when a skydiver's parachute won't open? Today, students dive right into the basics of free fall.

 
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Defining Force

High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
High School Physics » Unit: Newton's Laws
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students find out just how much they really know about forces.

 
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