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Sliders (for High School)

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Slip sliding away. Groups investigates the two types of friction by running an experiment that allows them to calculate the coefficient of static friction and the coefficient of kinetic friction. The experiment uses a box, a basket, and...
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Newton's Second Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Were it not for Sir Newton, our understanding of physics and matters of the world would be drastically different. Present your class with detailed information of Newton's Second Law as they explore the concepts of mass and acceleration....
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Roving on the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Take a rover out for a test drive. The challenge is to build a rubber-band-powered rover out of cardboard. Individuals or groups work at making modifications to a prototype rover to increase its efficiency.
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Project X-51

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
In a nose-cone to nose-cone competition, which rocket will prevail? Teams form rocket companies to design and build a rocket while competing against other teams in an economic challenge. The team that comes up with the best benefit/cost...
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Water Rocket Construction

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What are the basics for building a rocket out of a two-liter bottle? The procedures outline the basics to create an air- and water-powered bottle rocket. Prior to launching the rockets, teams perform safety checks to ensure their designs...
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Kinematics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Lead your class on a speedy journey as you present an effective lesson on kinematics. Individuals review speed, acceleration, and velocity before completing several practice problems to integrate the concepts. 
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The Rate of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much time does it take to jump over three balloons? Pupils calculate the speed of tasks that require different motions. They determine motions for tasks such as walking, skipping, hopping, and jumping before creating a spreadsheet...
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Chemistry Practice Problems: Formulas for Chemical Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Help your class cross the finish line as they watch the final video in the series. Pupils complete a set of practice problems to demonstrate the correct way to determine the formulas for ionic mixtures, molecular compounds, and acids.
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Newtonian Gravity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The apple may not fall far from the tree, but it does indeed fall. Young scientists get the full understanding of why that phrase is still important today as they explore Sir Isaac Newton and his laws of gravity.
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Uniform Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Round and round and round you go! Lead the way as your class explores centrifugal force, the fictitious force responsible for an abundance of activities performed by individuals every day. They discuss the correlation between centripetal...
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Newton's Laws

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who was Sir Newton and why are his laws so important today? Young scientists find the answer to this question as they explore Newton's Laws through the dynamic video segment. Pupils take part in a discussion and piece together the...
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Vectors and 2-D Motion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Continue the journey into the world of physics as you lead your class on a winding road complete with vectors and scalers. Pupils learn more about motion, direction, and velocity as they use these concepts to explore two- and...
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Derivatives

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Physics and math are closely associated in the science community. High schoolers use information in the video to determine how derivatives and calculus help them understand our local environment. They complete problems that relate to...
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Motion in a Straight Line

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is motion and why does it often follow a straight line? Share the video with your class so they understand the answers to this question and others. Pupils participate in discussions on displacement, acceleration, time, velocity and...
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Circular Motion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in this exciting activity to learn more about motion and its importance. Pupils learn about a centripetal and why it is required to maintain a constant speed in a circulating moving mass. They apply the equation for...
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Concentrating on Collisions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How important is momentum? Pupils investigate and apply the definition of momentum as they conduct analyses during a series of one-dimensional collisions. They infer the relative masses of two objects by carefully staging and predicting...
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The Mu of the Shoe

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is mu? Emerging scientists explore the coefficient of sliding friction, or mu, and apply its concepts as they complete activities in the interesting lesson. They measure the sliding friction between soles of their own athletic shoes...
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Electricity and Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Electrify your classroom as you lead pupils through a series of steps to demonstrate basic principles of electricity and magnetism. They design a simple circuit and test this for static electricity and current electricity. Next, they...
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NASA Engineering Design Challenges - Spacecraft Structures

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
What kind of design challenges are there in building structures to support rocket engines? The unit takes design teams through the process of building the lightest possible thrust support structure that can withstand the necessary forces...
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Foam Rocket

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
When going for distance, does it make a difference at what angle you launch the rocket? Teams of three launch foam rockets, varying the launch angle and determining how far they flew. After conducting the series of flights three times,...
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Newton Car

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
If a car gets heavier, it goes farther? By running an activity several times, teams experience Newton's Second Law of Motion. The teams vary the amount of weight they catapult off a wooden block car and record the distance the car...
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How Rockets Work

For Students K - 12th Standards
Now, that's some fire power! The five-page handout provides a description of the basics of how rockets work. The reading explains Newton's Laws of Motion by beginning with defining some of the important terms. The article finishes by...
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How a Sailboat Works

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
An instructive slideshow presentation won't take the wind out of your sails! Alesson plan and the included presentation show how a sail works to push the sailboat downwind. It goes on to present how the sail and the keel work together in...
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Applying Newton’s Laws

For Students K - 12th Standards
Newton's Laws get the rocket to work, but do they serve any other functions? A six-page resource classifies rockets by the type of propellant they use. It then describes applications of Newton's Laws of Motion, both in the ability to...