This activity is best suited for honors or AP Physics students, however it can be adapted for introductory physics classes. Students are using data collected from a two-vehicle collision to determine whether a car was speeding prior to the
A self-guided worksheet for upper level physics classes. Incorporates contact forces, centripetal force, and circular motion into a real-world example. Students will stretch their existing knowledge of forces and circular motion to determine a
Students should be able to interpret and create motion graphs when analyzing the motion of objects. This activity requires students to understand how objects moving at a constant velocity and accelerating objects are represented on graphs. It can
This activity is a great warm-up for a lesson on conversions. Connects a real world event to a seemingly academic topic. Can be done individually or in a small-group setting. The zip file includes a worksheet and a PowerPoint file.
Designed for mid to upper level high school students, this is a group lab activity that requires students to analyze tire skid marks and red light camera film to determine whether or not a car was speeding. The only item the teacher will need to
Students apply their knowledge of projectiles and the kinematic equations to solve a crime. Designed for honors physics or AP Physics 1 classes. Can be adapted for introductory level physics classes. Includes teacher guide/solution.
This activity guides students through the creation of a pamphlet which will require them to demonstrate their knowledge of conservation of energy both conceptually and algebraically. An excellent activity for a test review, extra credit, or when