Inertia in Action [Virtual Demonstration]

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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4 Student Pages & 4 Key Pages
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  1. This bundle opens with an activity that was conducted as a lab but was repurposed as a demonstration during remote teaching/distance learning (RT;DL). It's a station exploration of "Inertia in Action".Next up is "Clever Dumbbell," a classic inertia demonstration that challenges intuition.Another cla
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The activity began as a stations lab before the pandemic. It was repurposed as a demonstration for remote teaching/distance learning (RT;DL).The stations are

Card Trick

A card is laid across the top of a cup. A coin is placed on top of the cup. Get the coin in the cup without leaving fingerprints on the card.

Hoop Dreams

An embroidery hoop is balanced above a tube (such as an air core solenoid). A marker pen is balanced on top of the hoop. Get the marker into the tube in one fell swoop.

Tablecloth Trick

A twist on the old magician's trick of pulling a tablecloth out from underneath a delicate table setting. We don't use fine china, but using books and loose-leaf paper is instructive.

Cart vs. Glider

A dynamics cart and an air track glider are given nearly identical punches and then released. What keeps them going after they are pushed?

[During pandemic instruction, this was my first RT;DL recreation of a demo or lab. Over the course of the 2020-21 academic year, 18 more would follow.]

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4 Student Pages & 4 Key Pages
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