My students were really struggling with the basic momentum and impulse formulas so I created this sort. Students work in pairs to match 25 situtations to 5 formulas, then solve 5 of them as a quiz. A key for both activities is included. The
Here are the subjects/content covered in the 34 PowerPoint presentations listed here. Don’t forget to check out PART 2 of this Physical Science set and also my other presentation sets for LIFE and EARTH sciences. Acids and bases Atoms Chemical
When it's time to review everything students have learned about mechanics, this activity can do the trick without being a boring old worksheet! You will need a copy of the 2009 Star Trek movie. It's amazing what you can do with an 8 minute clip.
Here are the subjects/content covered in the 34 PowerPoint presentations listed here. Don’t forget to check out PART 1 of this Physical Science set and also my other presentation sets for LIFE and EARTH sciences. ... CONTINUED IN PART
This study guide introduces vectors and vector addition. We use lots of large diagrams and grids to help the students visualize the vector concept. The study guide is carefully scaffolded to help students gain a solid master of the topic. We show
This 17 page interactive e-learning course filled with motion pictures, facts and an interactive course about Sir Isaac Newton's 3 laws of Motion. Learn about Sir Isaac Newton's laws and complete the quiz. Suitable for grades 4-12 and
Students are often confused by the combination of horizontal and vertical motion for projectiles. I use this with my regular physics students in the Interactive Notebook. Students calculate the position of Wile E. Coyote after he runs off a cliff,
11 problem assignment for students to practice their understanding of the changes in the kinetic and potential energies of the system. Answer key and equations are included.
A quick problem set for students to practice the skill of sketching electrical circuits and calculating current passing through each loop. Includes circuits in parallel and in series.
This worksheet was written to give my AP students practice the the style of questioning that they will see on the AP Physics B exam. It has applications of all three laws, but mostly Newton's second law with multiple forces causing acceleration.
Simple 10 minute assessment for students to demonstrate their understanding of kinetic and potential energy and the law of conservation of energy. This assessment provides multiple visuals for students to connect with. Includes answer key and
Physics and Poetry combined? Yes! Using the great activity of making poems out of random words, we now bring you the physics version! You'll find over 200 words related to physics and other fun words to give students a challenge - and a lot of fun -
This worksheet was written in order to prepare my students for the style of questioning used by the AP Physics B exam. It includes 17 multiple choice questions ranging from horizontally launched projectiles to objects launched at angles.
This is a fun problem that shows how physics can be applied to 'crime scene investigation.' Physics CSI! It involves acceleration due to gravity, velocity, unit conversions, and a ‘description’ methodology that I have used in solving real
This is a graphic organizer I created for my 2nd unit in my Physics I course. It is a one page summary of the formulas for constant velocity and constant acceleration. It breaks it down by the three main quantities of displacement, velocity, and
This product contains eight sets of three cards. One card represents the displacement function, one the velocity function, and one the acceleration function for a particle moving along a straight line in one dimension. Cut them out, laminate them
Two products for the price of one. A momentum cart worksheet where students examine data collected from 3 experiments to determine whether or not the momentum was conserved and how mass and velocity influenced momentum. A momentum cart ACT style
This Physics activity guides a class through cutting straws to the proper lengths to make 5 different notes. When I do this, I take the students out on tour to some other classrooms. Lots of fun !
The position versus time graphs create a matching game so to speak. There is a graph and a corresponding description. The activity can be a class activity where students find their match (graph and description) or students can work individually or
This PowerPoint describes the development of our understanding of the planets and the sun, starting with the Greek philisophies of Aristotle and ending with Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motion.
We use freeze frame diagrams of milk trucks and rocket cars to give an introduction to the concept of constant acceleration. An emphasis is placed on using simple number patterns rather than plug-and-chug calculations.
This lesson includes two pages of notes on the topic of balanced and unbalanced forces and teaches Newton's First Law and Second Law in the process. A graphic showing the forces on a skateboarder helps students solve for the net force. Each sentence