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Web videos that involve physics are fun to watch. They can be even more engaging with the addition of a few well-crafted questions.
This activity engages students with a practical problem. A video shows a backyard water slide enthusiast who slides down a formidable incline that bends into a jump. The enthusiast overshoots the intended landing point. Onlookers burst into laughter. Students work through the physics of why things turned out as they did, even if reasonable precautions were taken.
An understanding of rotational kinetic energy in rolling is required here. Appropriate for AP Physics 1.
Backyard Water Slide Fail (YouTube v=xb2SiEioTdI)
Add this to your mix of classroom demonstrations and lab activities to thoroughly teach the topic at hand. I developed this resource for use with my own AP Physics 1 students.
Print-friendly Google Docs Update (Summer 2021): The documents for this lesson were originally created to be printed and photocopied for classroom use. When the pandemic forced instruction to be remote, the documents were quickly recreated in Google Docs format. When instruction migrated into hybrid models, another redesign was called for: print-friendly Google Docs.
The student Google Docs file linked to in this product is suitable for use as Google Docs AND for printing and photocopying. My priority is to redesign the student documents first. Extant answer keys will remain as PDFs for the immediate future.