Category Archives: Physics

Day 2.38 Unbalanced Force Ranking Task

Wed. March 26, 2014   Physics students were given the task of analyzing several similar but different unbalanced force situations.  I had two of these types of problems so I decided to split my large class into just two halves. … Continue reading

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Day 2.34 Plane Mirror Fun

Thurs. Mar 20, 2014 This is one of my favorite yet simplistic labs we do.  Using a small plane mirror students place a whiteboard marker in front of the mirror.  Because the markers are taller than the mirrors I have … Continue reading

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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 2.32 Fan Cart Question

Tues. Mar 18, 2014 Today we brainstormed variables that might affect the acceleration of an object that is experiencing an unbalanced force.  One group wondered what would happen if we were able to “funnel” the wind being blown from the … 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 2.26 Lens Lab Data – Call for Help

Thurs. Mar 6, 2014   Physics 2 students were given the freedom to investigate anything they felt compelled to using a light source, converging lens, and viewing screen.  Some groups choose to measure the distance from the light to lens … 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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