Category Archives: Kinematics

Day 2.33 Unbalanced Force Lab

Wed. Mar 19, 2014 Yesterday Physics was brainstorming ideas about how to change the amount of unbalanced force on a system and then measure how that effects acceleration.  One group really wanted to “funnel” down the wind from a blowing … Continue reading

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Day 2.27 CAM Challenge

Tues. Mar 11, 2014 ) Physics students were given a variety of challenges today.  One was to drop a marble from a designated height so that it would land in the cart approaching on the ground below.  As you can … Continue reading

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Day 2.24 Using v vs. t Graphs to Quantitatively Analyze Accelerated Motion

Tues. Mar 4, 2014       This isn’t the best picture to show it, but we quizzed on using quantitatively accurate v vs. t graphs to analyze accelerated motion.  We have not derived any of the standard kinematic motion … Continue reading

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Day 2.21 Slow Drop Devices

Wed. Feb 26, 2014 We are studying constant acceleration  So naturally we determined that everything on Earth free falls at a rate of 9.8 m/s/s.  I challenged my classes to design an object that would be dropped at a rate … Continue reading

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Day 2.18 Graph Matching Game

Thurs. Feb 20, 2014 After a recent quiz I realized my physics students still needed help connecting position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time graphs.  I came up with the following Graph Matching Game.   Groups were each given … Continue reading

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