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Impossible Zero G Skyscraper

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What happens if you build a skyscraper so tall it breaks the laws of physics? This hypothetical scenario leads to an interesting discussion of Newtonian forces and the imaginary forces that explain them. As part of a larger series on...
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Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
You can make sure your physicists' heads are not spinning when studying circular motion by assigning this worksheet as homework. In it, they describe tangential and rotational speed, define centripetal force, explain why centrifugal...
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2006 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
People aren't the only things moving—businesses do, too. Scholars examine what causes human migration and its effects as well as what factors go into a business's decision to relocate. They analyze the complex dynamics in human...
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Why Do Wind Turbines Have Three Blades?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Two is too few, four is too many, but three is just perfect. Individuals watch a Real Engineering video to see why wind turbines typically have three blades. This requires consideration of both cost and speed of blade rotation.
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Can We Create Artificial Gravity?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Is it possible to make gravity? Scholars watch a Real Engineering video that explains how it would be possible to simulate gravity on a space station. Rotation of the station is the key.
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Centrifugal Force

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do your students ever confuse centripetal force and centrifugal force? Here is a video that addresses exactly that concept. The video uses a tether ball as a demonstration of the various forces at play.
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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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Circular Motion

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss centrifugal force, frictional force, and critical speed as it relates to the popular amusement park ride, the Gravitron.
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Finding Mass in the Cosmos

For Students 9th - 11th
In this finding mass in the cosmos worksheet, learners use the equations for the force of gravity, the centrifugal force pushing a planet outwards and the speed of a planet to solve 2 problems. They find the mass of primary bodies given...
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Which Falls Faster?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study force and what it does.  In this motion lesson students complete a demonstration on force and gravity and share their ideas. 
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Zome System

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Get hundreds of interactive activity plans using the Zome Modeling System. Among dozens of lessons, a first exposure to similar triangles can be very visual for the learner. Here, young geometers explore the number of different shapes...
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Space Elevators

For Students 9th - 12th
Why don't we just take an elevator to space instead of wasting all of those rockets? Video begins with an explanation of the concept of space elevators, and continues with the things that must be considered in developing and operating...
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Bill Nye "Spinning Things"

For Students 5th - 10th
Study force and motion after watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, "Spinning Things" then answer 15 fill in the blank questions related to centrifugal force and motion. Use this worksheet during or after the video.
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It's All in the Wrist

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct experiments with balloons, pennies, marbles and cups to help them understand the concept of centrifugal force or Newton's Law of Motion.
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Gravity Games

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders participate in several game like activities. The first, Planetary Orbit Race," involves two students holding a 12 meter rope. One member remains in their spot while the other races around in a circle. The rope represents...
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Spin Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
The best part about spin art is that is demonstrates the concept of centrifugal force. Explore the magical spin of gravity as you make colorful art. This lesson idea is short, very simple, and requires a spin art machine.
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Centrifugal Force and Mandy Sue Day

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the story Mandy Sue Day and investigate centrifugal force. They demonstrate the concept of centrifugal force, use analytical thinking and they conduct an experiment using centrifugal force. Students discuss the...