The Terminal Velocity Demo software is designed to be used with the included two page worksheet to lead students through the basics of how terminal velocity works. The software includes simulations of various objects falling through air particles. Date can be taken to graph the velocity versus time, yielding the terminal velocity. You can also use the software to show students the graph forming as the objects fall. Finally, there is Terminal Velocity Game where students can try and put a number of objects in order of the size of their terminal velocities.
The following handouts in both Word and PDF format are included:
• The Terminal Velocity Demo software
• A two page handout to illustrate how the forces and velocity
changes as an object falls and a graph to place the curves of
objects falling in the software simulations (TerminalV_WS.doc or
• An answer keys for the two page worksheet
(TerminalV_WS_Key.doc or pdf)
• Instructor’s notes including this info and additional comments
(TerminalV_Notes.doc or pdf)
This product is part of the bundle:
Physics Motion Equations Unit - Click and Teach
Product Type: Handouts and Software - Tutorial, Problem Solving, Simulations, Lecture Aide, Game
Curriculum: Physics – Mechanics – Acceleration of Gravity / Terminal Velocity
Level: Grades 9-12 & college
Time To Use: ~ 1 hours or 1 periods of instruction
System Requirements: PC computer with Windows XP or newer
The handouts are downloaded as a zipped file which should be unzipped and placed in a directory. The software can be run by double clicking on the TerminalVelocityDemo.exe file. Make sure that the cncs232.dll is in the same folder or directory as the TerminalVelocityDemo.exe file). The names of the other files are given above, again in Word and PDF format.
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