Spinning an Old Record

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Take a trip back in time to examine angular velocity. Using the revolutions per minute, learners calculate the speed of a point on a 33 record. They compare the speed of a point on the edge of the record to the speed of a point closer to the center and use the comparison to make a general statement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate as a lesson opener when discussing linear and angular velocity
  • Use dimensional analysis to assist with calculations
Classroom Considerations
  • Builds on an understanding of circumference and similar circles
  • Provides the activity in an editable document
  • Uses humor to introduce the task
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Common Core