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Title: Newton's Laws: action and reaction
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This site has several minilabs for Newton's Laws of motion and allows students to observe, collect data, and form hypotheses also.
Standard(s): [S1] (8) 8: Identify Newton's three laws of motion. [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time.
Newton's Laws: action and reaction
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This site has several minilabs for Newton's Laws of motion and allows students to observe, collect data, and form hypotheses also.
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Title: Catch The Light
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Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHS (912) 9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Catch The Light
http://amazingspace...
Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Title: Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws
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Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws
http://www.gpb.org/c...
Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
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Title: Testing your Conceptual Knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion
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Testing your conceptual knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion, Khan Academy quiz on Newton's First Law of Motion Podcast
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Testing your Conceptual Knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion
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Testing your conceptual knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion, Khan Academy quiz on Newton's First Law of Motion Podcast
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Title: Newton's First Law of Motion
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Khan Academy podcast on Newton's First Law of Motion. Part 1
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 3: Explain planetary motion and navigation in space in terms of Kepler's and Newton's laws. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Newton's First Law of Motion
http://www.khanacade...
Khan Academy podcast on Newton's First Law of Motion. Part 1
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Title: Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
http://www.gpb.org/c...
Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
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Title: Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion
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Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion. GBP Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion
http://www.gpb.org/c...
Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion. GBP Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science.
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Title: Physics 301: Analysis of Motion
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This is a GPB Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science. This podcast talks about the motion of science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 301: Analysis of Motion
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GPB Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science. This podcast talks about the motion of science.
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Title: Physics 302: Motion Math
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This is a GPB Television Podcast on the science of motion. This podcast will explain how to calculate motion.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 302: Motion Math
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GPB Television Podcast on the science of motion. This podcast will explain how to calculate motion.
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Title: Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
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Khan Academy, Khan works problems for velocity and speed
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
http://www.khanacade...
Khan Academy, Khan works problems for velocity and speed
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Title: Cacluating Velocity; Solving for time
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Khan Academy Podcast. Khan works problems in velocity in which he solves for time.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Cacluating Velocity; Solving for time
http://www.khanacade...
Khan Academy Podcast. Khan works problems in velocity in which he solves for time.
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Title: Displacement from Time and Velocity Example
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This Khan Academy podcast works problems to calculation displacement from time and velocity.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Displacement from Time and Velocity Example
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This Khan Academy podcast works problems to calculation displacement from time and velocity.
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Title: Newton's First Law of Motion, Part 3
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This a podcast from Khan Academy. This is the third part of a fourpart series on Newton's first law of motion.
Standard(s): [S1] (8) 8: Identify Newton's three laws of motion. [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Newton's First Law of Motion, Part 3
http://www.khanacade...
This a podcast from Khan Academy. This is the third part of a fourpart series on Newton's first law of motion.
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Title: Math in Basketball
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Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy. [MA2013] PRE (912) 7: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors. [NVM3] [MA2013] AM1 (912) 2: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors, including navigation (e.g., airplane, aerospace, oceanic). [NVM3] (Alabama)
Math in Basketball
http://www.thirteen....
Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.
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Title: Testing your Conceptual Knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion
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Testing your conceptual knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion, Khan Academy quiz on Newton's First Law of Motion Podcast
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Testing your Conceptual Knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion
http://www.khanacade...
Testing your conceptual knowledge of Newton's First Law of Motion, Khan Academy quiz on Newton's First Law of Motion Podcast
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Title: Friction Quiz
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The concepts of frictions placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.
Standard(s): [S1] (3) 4: Define force and motion. [S1] (4) 4: Describe effects of friction on moving objects. [S1] (8) 8: Identify Newton's three laws of motion. [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [STM] STM3 (912) 10: Describe primary characteristics associated with mechanical systems, including physical quantities, motion, and energy.
Friction Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of frictions placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.
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Title: Forces Quiz
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The concepts of forces are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery. Quiz is computer graded.
Standard(s): [S1] (3) 4: Define force and motion. [S1] (8) 8: Identify Newton's three laws of motion. [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time.
Forces Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of forces are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery. Quiz is computer graded.
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Title: Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws
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Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws
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Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
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Title: Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
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Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.
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Title: Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion
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Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion. GBP Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion
http://www.gpb.org/c...
Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion. GBP Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science.
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Title: Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
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Khan Academy, Khan works problems for velocity and speed
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
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Khan Academy, Khan works problems for velocity and speed
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Title: Rubber Band Airplane Lab
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You would not think that the rubber band planes that kids play with as toys today had any relevance in our history. But, in fact, the commercial airplanes that you ride on every day originated from the simple idea of the rubber band airplane. Many scientists’ ideas on aerodynamics started with a plane as simple as one powered by a rubber band. This website allows students to identify the best model of a rubber airplane by manipulating its weight and propeller speed.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Rubber Band Airplane Lab
http://tuhsphysics.t...
You would not think that the rubber band planes that kids play with as toys today had any relevance in our history. But, in fact, the commercial airplanes that you ride on every day originated from the simple idea of the rubber band airplane. Many scientists’ ideas on aerodynamics started with a plane as simple as one powered by a rubber band. This website allows students to identify the best model of a rubber airplane by manipulating its weight and propeller speed.
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Title: Catch The Light
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Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHS (912) 9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Catch The Light
http://amazingspace...
Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Title: Physics Projectile Motion, Interactive Simulation
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This is an interactive simulation used to test the students calculations and predictions for projectile motion.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Physics Projectile Motion, Interactive Simulation
http://phet.colorado...
This is an interactive simulation used to test the students calculations and predictions for projectile motion.
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Title: Physics Velocity and Accleration, interactive simulation
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This is an interactive simulation for physic students to calculate velocity and acceleration
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Physics Velocity and Accleration, interactive simulation
http://phet.colorado...
This is an interactive simulation for physic students to calculate velocity and acceleration
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Title: Forces and Motion: Basics
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Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Forces and Motion: Basics
http://phet.colorado...
Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
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Title: Lunar Landing
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Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 2: Define the law of conservation of momentum. [S1] PHY (912) 3: Explain planetary motion and navigation in space in terms of Kepler's and Newton's laws. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Lunar Landing
http://phet.colorado...
Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control
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Title: Motion in 2D
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Students will learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors. Move the ball with the mouse or let the simulation move the ball in four types of motion.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 3: Explain planetary motion and navigation in space in terms of Kepler's and Newton's laws. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Motion in 2D
http://phet.colorado...
Students will learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors. Move the ball with the mouse or let the simulation move the ball in four types of motion.
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Title: Newton's Laws of Motion
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An interactive discovery.com website that allows a student to learn Newton's 3 Laws of Motion
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Newton's Laws of Motion
http://science.disco...
An interactive discovery.com website that allows a student to learn Newton's 3 Laws of Motion
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Title: Temperature and Particle Motion
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This website allows students to observe the movement of particles of an ideal gas at a variety of temperatures for 5 minutes. A histogram showing the MaxwellBoltzmann velocity distribution is shown, and the most probable velocity, mean velocity, and root mean square velocity can be calculated. Molecules of different gases can be compared by moving the graph at various velocities and times. Requires flashplayer.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Temperature and Particle Motion
http://www.explorele...
This website allows students to observe the movement of particles of an ideal gas at a variety of temperatures for 5 minutes. A histogram showing the MaxwellBoltzmann velocity distribution is shown, and the most probable velocity, mean velocity, and root mean square velocity can be calculated. Molecules of different gases can be compared by moving the graph at various velocities and times. Requires flashplayer.
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Title: The Moving Man
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Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy. [MA2013] PRE (912) 7: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors. [NVM3] [MA2013] AM1 (912) 2: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors, including navigation (e.g., airplane, aerospace, oceanic). [NVM3] (Alabama)
The Moving Man
http://phet.colorado...
Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.
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Title: Newton's Laws: action and reaction
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This site has several minilabs for Newton's Laws of motion and allows students to observe, collect data, and form hypotheses also.
Standard(s): [S1] (8) 8: Identify Newton's three laws of motion. [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time.
Newton's Laws: action and reaction
http://teachers.net/...
This site has several minilabs for Newton's Laws of motion and allows students to observe, collect data, and form hypotheses also.
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Title: Forces and Motion: Basics
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Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Forces and Motion: Basics
http://phet.colorado...
Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects
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Title: Water Bottle Rocket Competition
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Participants will design, construct, and test a rocket made from a 2 liter plastic soda bottle. The goal is to design a rocket that will remain aloft for a maximum period of time. Every group will launch their rocket 3 times. Do not use the same rocket body (2 liter bottle) for more than two launches. The first 2 launches will be test launches. Your group must choose one or more aspects of the rocket to test. After each test launch you must analyze what hurt your rocket’s performance the most and redesign it before the next launch day. Your goal is to have the best possible rocket by the final launch day.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Water Bottle Rocket Competition
http://cchsliu.org/w...
Participants will design, construct, and test a rocket made from a 2 liter plastic soda bottle. The goal is to design a rocket that will remain aloft for a maximum period of time. Every group will launch their rocket 3 times. Do not use the same rocket body (2 liter bottle) for more than two launches. The first 2 launches will be test launches. Your group must choose one or more aspects of the rocket to test. After each test launch you must analyze what hurt your rocket’s performance the most and redesign it before the next launch day. Your goal is to have the best possible rocket by the final launch day.
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Title: Rubber Band Airplane Lab
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You would not think that the rubber band planes that kids play with as toys today had any relevance in our history. But, in fact, the commercial airplanes that you ride on every day originated from the simple idea of the rubber band airplane. Many scientists’ ideas on aerodynamics started with a plane as simple as one powered by a rubber band. This website allows students to identify the best model of a rubber airplane by manipulating its weight and propeller speed.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one and twodimensional vectors.
Rubber Band Airplane Lab
http://tuhsphysics.t...
You would not think that the rubber band planes that kids play with as toys today had any relevance in our history. But, in fact, the commercial airplanes that you ride on every day originated from the simple idea of the rubber band airplane. Many scientists’ ideas on aerodynamics started with a plane as simple as one powered by a rubber band. This website allows students to identify the best model of a rubber airplane by manipulating its weight and propeller speed.
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Title: Temperature and Particle Motion
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This website allows students to observe the movement of particles of an ideal gas at a variety of temperatures for 5 minutes. A histogram showing the MaxwellBoltzmann velocity distribution is shown, and the most probable velocity, mean velocity, and root mean square velocity can be calculated. Molecules of different gases can be compared by moving the graph at various velocities and times. Requires flashplayer.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Temperature and Particle Motion
http://www.explorele...
This website allows students to observe the movement of particles of an ideal gas at a variety of temperatures for 5 minutes. A histogram showing the MaxwellBoltzmann velocity distribution is shown, and the most probable velocity, mean velocity, and root mean square velocity can be calculated. Molecules of different gases can be compared by moving the graph at various velocities and times. Requires flashplayer.
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Title: Catch The Light
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Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHS (912) 9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves. [S1] PHS (912) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power. [S1] PHY (912) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.
Catch The Light
http://amazingspace...
Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.

