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Density of Rocks - Some Applications part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
This module studies some applications of being able to determine the density of rocks.

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

Combined Series and Parallel Circuits: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Three in-class lecture demonstration questions to test and build understanding of DC circuits are presented. These questions cover simple series and parallel circuits, and a more complicated circuit that is ...

Analysis of simple harmonic oscillator in a single video clip part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
One video clip, with embedded graphs, can be used to help students understand the mathematical relationships that describe simple harmonic motion.

Conservation of energy of while rolling down a hill part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students analyze video clips of kids rolling down a hill on skates, scooters, and bikes to determine whether mechanical energy is conserved.

Measuring velocity of objects using video clips part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students learn to determine the velocity of moving objects by doing simple analysis of video clips.

Conservation of energy of a rollercoaster using high speed video part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
A high speed video clip of a roller coaster is used as an example of conservation of mechanical energy. Student use the video to determine whether mechanical energy is conserved while the roller coaster rolls up, and then back down a hil.

Direct Measurement Video of a Girl on a Trampoline part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
Screen shot from a video of person jumping on a trampoline (Quicktime Video 7.7MB Jul9 12) This clip shows a person jumping on a trampoline. When studying conservation of energy, a common example is a ball being ...

Using a Direct Measurement Video to Find the Rotational of Inertia of a Bicycle Wheel part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This activity is an opportunity for students to apply the principles of rotational motion to a real-world situation using a direct measurement video. Students will work together in small groups to determine the ...

Direct Measurement Video of a Cart Rolling Down a Ramp part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
In this activity students use technology to investigate conservation of energy, Hooke's Law, and transfers of energy. Students will use previous knowledge of Hooke's Law, but will be using simulations on ...

Direct Measurement Video Analysis: Friction of a Block Sliding Down a Ramp part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This activity is intended for an entry level algebra-based physics course in the chapter of forces in two directions. The objective of this lesson is for students to use a direct measurement video to calculate the ...

Conservation of Linear and Angular Momentum During a Collision part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This activity is intended as an introduction to the concept of the angular momentum of a particle moving in a straight line. Students will use a video of a marble colliding with a wood block to analyze how both ...

Direct Measurement Video: Determine the Acceleration of a Toy Car part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This is a short activity intended to allow students to practice kinematics using a video of a familiar object: a spring-powered toy car. Students measure displacement and elapsed time from the video and use these ...

Direct Measurement Video of a Ball Sliding and Rolling part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This activity is intended to help students understand and apply rotational mechanics. Students will use a video of a billiard ball that is sliding and rolling along a metal track. Students can use the video to ...

Direct Measurement of a Hockey Slap Shot part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This activity is intended to help students understand and apply concepts in physics mechanics to a real-world situation. Students will use a high speed video of a hockey slap shot, making measurements directly ...

Introduction to Direct Measurement Video: Measure the Velocity of a Roller Coaster part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This activity can be students' first exposure to using Direct Measurement Videos in physics. Students will use a video to make measurements that will allow them to calculate the speed of a roller coaster. ...

Direct Measurement Video of a Bouncing Ball part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
This is an activity presents an opportunity for students to practice problem solving using a direct measurement video. The video shows an inflatable rubber ball bouncing across a stage. Students make measurements ...

Airplane on a String part of Direct Measurement Videos:Activities
Students analyze the motion of a toy airplane on a string using information from the video (a visible force scale, a frame-counter and an overlaid protractor). These measurements allow them to determine the mass and speed of the aircraft as well as the length of the string that constrains it.

Resolving Force Vectors: Interactive Demonstration part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
This is an Interactive Lecture Demonstration for resolving force vectors using the suspended block demonstration (1J30.10).

Is It Hot in Here? -- Spreadsheeting Conversions in the English and Metric Systems part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module/Introductory chemistry course. Students build spreadsheets to examine unit conversions between the metric and English systems. Spreadsheet level: Beginner.