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Understanding the Motion of a Harmonic Oscillator part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
This inteactive lecture and series of demonstrations develops the concepts and vocabulary of oscillatory motion as it relates to the motion of a mass on a spring.
Understanding the Work Energy Theorem: In the lab or as lecture demonstration part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
This series of questions before instruction, in-class peer instruction as students come to understanding, and visualization of an important mathematical relationship allow students to iterate and improve their understanding of work incrementally.
Experiment Problem in Kinematics: How Much Does it Take to Win the Race? part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
In this activity, students are presented with two objects that have different constant speeds and that will race each other. The students must determine which object will win the race, as well as either how much time elapses between the objects crossing the finish line.
Introduction to Torques: A Question of Balance, Featuring the Sledge Hammer of the Sierra Madre part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
Interactive Lecture Demonstrations to illustrate the nature of torques and on the balancing of torques in static equilibrium.
Elastic and Inelastic Collisions: The Case of the Happy and Sad Balls part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
Interactive Lecture Demonstration to illustrate that impulses are larger in elastic collisions than in inelastic collisions if other factors are the same.
The Magic of Optics: Now you see it, now you don't part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
A magical demonstration where a Pyrex tube vanishes in a beaker of mineral oil. Useful demonstration to introduce to concept of refraction (and/or partial reflection).
Properties of Electrostatic Charge: Interactive Lecture Demonstration part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
This activity is an interactive lecture demonstration format which can be used to teach the first lesson of electrostatics. Students will investigate conservation of charge, charge by contact, polarization of charge and charge by induction.
The Standard Model: Using CERN output graphics to identify elementary particles part of Just in Time Teaching:Examples
After using the historical development of the Standard Model to develop introductory understanding, students link to OPAL and DELPHI data archives from CERN to identify and study the tracks from elementary particles.
Angular Momentum Experiment part of Just in Time Teaching:Examples
After using the historical development of concepts of conserved motion to develop introductory understanding, students are directed to a series of activities to gain a better understanding of momentum, conservation of momenta, angular momentum, and conservation of angular momenta.
Graph Predictions for Position, Velocity and Acceleration part of Just in Time Teaching:Examples
Graphical Just-in-Time-Teaching questions for use before classes in which students explore position, velocity and acceleration graphs.
Virtual Photoelectric Lab part of Teaching with Data Simulations:Examples
This is a virtual lab activity on the photoelectric effect based on a Java applet simulation of the experiment.
Order It Up! part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
A think-pair-share activity which involves putting solar system bodies in order based on various statistics: escape velocity, distance from the sun, mass, etc. -
Measuring velocity of objects using video clips part of 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 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.
Conservation of energy of while rolling down a hill part of 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.
Combined Series and Parallel Circuits: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations part of 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 ...
Measuring the coefficient of friction of a skater on ice part of Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use video analysis of ice skaters gliding across the ice to determine the coefficient of friction between the skates and the ice. Materials include instructions and six videos that can be used for analysis.
Analysis of simple harmonic oscillator in a single video clip part of 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.
Electromagnetic Induction Demonstration part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
This simple demonstration shows the interaction between electricity and magnetism. Two coils of wire are held close to each other, but not touching. One is attached to a music source, such as a small radio or iPod, and the other is attached to an external speaker. Students can hear the music through the speaker even though there is no direct connection.
Contructing a projectile launcher and free falling target part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
This activity describes the construction and use of a pneumatic cannon and free falling target used to teach the concepts of projectile motion in introductory physics.