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322 resources with the keyterm acceleration

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Newton's Laws of Motion Illustrated with 3D Animations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sir Isaac Newton is introduced by a deep and calming voice. The voice and computer animations are used to explain the first Law of Motion, inertia. The video pauses and begins a segment on the second law of motion: force, mass, and...
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Quiz 3: Acceleration

For Students 9th - 12th
Assign this online resource to your physics fans as homework that will help prepare them for an assessment on acceleration. Make sure the questions are all answerable by the material you covered in class, but then rest in the time you...
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Action-Reaction! Rocket

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the motion of the rocket. They measure the distance...
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Blow-and-Go Parachute

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students design a skydiver and parachute constraption to demonstrate how drag caused by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth. They experience how gravity pulls the skydiver toward the earth and how...
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Acceleration Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In collaborative groups, physics learners design and create a web portfolio of internet resoucres explaining poitive and negative acceleration, zero acceleration, and positive and negative velocity. This is a terrific assignment for...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Forces

For Students 7th - 12th
Let's get moving! Newton juniors solve 19 problems using force, speed, and acceleration equations. This is a nifty worksheet that includes a few diagrams and multiple choice selections for each question. It provides the straightforward...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
Seven pages with 33 multiple choice questions about motion make up this worksheet. Calculations must be performed in order to choose the correct answer. Physics majors will solve for angles, displacement, acceleration, speed, and time...
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Unit VIII: Worksheet 4 - Central Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Send physics learners into orbit by assigning this seven-problem worksheet. They will calculate the mass of a satellite, construct a force diagram, determine the radius of the orbit, and more. Physics worksheets can become wearisome, but...
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Unit VIII: Worksheet 1 - Central Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Disciples of physics practice solving acceleration and centripetal force problems. They construct qualitative motion maps and quantitative force diagrams in addition to using their critical thinking skills. Get your class moving by...
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Unit V: Worksheet 2 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics learners studying force and acceleration practice solving eight problems with this assignment. They calculate acceleration and deceleration, net force, and distances required for stopping a moving object. Kinematics equations and...
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Unit III: Worksheet 1 - Uniform Acceleration

For Students 9th - 12th
This concise handout posts a diagram of a block sliding down a ramp. High schoolers draw qualitative graphical representations for displacement vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time. They draw a motion map and list the...
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Unit III: Worksheet 4 - Uniform Acceleration

For Students 9th - 12th
Eight problems require general physics recruits to calculate acceleration or distance traveled. They read the situations involving cars and buses, running bears, downhill skiers, and a rock slide and then get to work. Provide this as a...
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Unit III: Worksheet 3 - Uniform Acceleration

For Students 9th - 12th
This three-page worksheet moves physics masters to show what they know about motion. They analyze graphs of time versus displacement, solve instantaneous and average velocities, solve word problems, and graph results. This is an...
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Unit VI: Worksheet 1 - Constant Force/Gravitational Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Seven problems regarding gravitational pull are presented in this physics drill. Pupils solve for displacement, time, speed, and acceleration. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are both required to complete the assignment. 
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Unit V: Worksheet 1 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
In a force diagram, a stick figure man in an elevator takes a ride. Physics analysts work out the force exerted on him by the elevator floor. As the acceleration changes, they draw new force diagrams and compute new force values. This...
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Unit VIII: Worksheet 2 - Centripetal Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Circular motion can make you loopy! On this physics activity, learners practice solving problems regarding centripetal force, rotational period, speed, acceleration, and more. A flying aerobat and a couple of amusement park rides make...
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Unit V: Worksheet 4 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Neat and succinct, here is a worksheet that provides problem-solving practice for your physics fans. They calculate acceleration and friction coefficients. They also draw force diagrams and analyze blocks moving across various surfaces....
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Interpreting Position vs. Time Graphs (Still Pretty Basic Stuff)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This is an interactive physics slide show that quizzes viewers about position versus time. It is set up as a series of 10 questions to answer: a graph with a questions slide followed by an answer slide. This is terrific practice in graph...
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Practice Problems for Newton's Second Law of Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
A page of notes on Newton's second law of motion explains the use of the equation F=ma. Ten practice problems follow. For each, the learner systematically identifies each component within the problem and solves for the value that is...
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Stars and Slopes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
More of a math lesson than physics or space science, high schoolers take a set of data and plot it on a log-log coordinate system. The write-up for day two was never completed, but day one, "Stars and Slopes," is complex and cohesive....
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Motion of a Toy Car

For Students 9th - 12th
Using a windup toy car, young physicists explore motion concepts: origin, position, displacement, and velocity. Working in small groups, one member releases the car, another marks its position, and a third keeps time. After collecting...
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Motion and Force

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Motion and force vocabulary words are concisely defined in this 13-slide PowerPoint. This is a great slideshow to review prior to a quiz for 5th or 6th grade science. Tip: Send this PowerPoint to your students so they can review it...
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Reading Graphs

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Working independently or in teams, your class practices connecting graphs, formulas and words. This lesson includes a guided discussion about distance vs. time graphs and looking at how velocity changes over time.  
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CPO Science - Foundations of Physics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
An object in motion will remain in motion, and your physics learners will really get moving by viewing this PowerPoint! They examine each of Newton's laws of motion, learning about force, inertia, acceleration, and equilibrium. They are...