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# Subject: Physics

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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.

Pressure Melting of Ice: While-U-Wait part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples

In this demonstration, students get to witness pressure melting and regelation first-hand. A weight is suspended via a thin wire over an ice cube. Over the course of the course of the demonstration, the wire passess through the ice, leaving undamaged ice in its wake.

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.

Sun Path: Interactive On-line Mac or PC part of Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples

Students use SunPath in the yearly mode to investigate seasonal changes in sunrise, sunset, length of day and sun altitude at their own latitude. JAVA activity for Mac or PC.

Activity: Measure Your Reaction Time part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples

This is a lab activity that allows students to collect data to practice using effective measurement. While other authors have produced similar labs, this version includes uncertainty analysis consistent with ...

Activity: Identifying a solid using density part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples

Effective measurement techniques include the concept of measurement uncertainty. Students may make erroneous conclusions analyzing data using measurements that do not include the uncertainty of the measurement. In this lab, students determine a density range for a metal and identify the material based on this range.

Lab: Measuring the Speed of Sound in Air (with uncertainty analysis) part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples

Students use a microphone and Vernier LabQuest to record the sound of a finger-snap echo in a 1-2 meter cardboard tube. Students measure the time for the echo to return to the microphone, and measure the length of ...

Lab: Horizontally Launched Projectiles (with uncertainty analysis) part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples

This is a version of the time-tested lab where students roll a ball off a table top and use kinematics in two dimensions to try to predict where the ball will land. While many versions of this lab have been ...

Introduction to Measurement (advanced high school/intro college level) part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples

30-page illustrated guide to fundamentals of measurement. This is intended to be a clear, comprehensive overview of effective measurement technique. Intended for advanced high school or introductory college level ...

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 2 part of ConcepTests:Examples

If the moon were larger: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges.

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 1 part of ConcepTests:Examples

If the moon were farther away from the Earth: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges

Resolving Force Vectors: Interactive Demonstration part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples

This is an Interactive Lecture Demonstration for resolving force vectors using the suspended block demonstration (1J30.10).

ConcepTest: Eccentricity and Seasons part of ConcepTests:Examples

Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during winter in its Northern hemisphere than it is during its summer. What would be the implications for the seasons on Earth if ...

ConcepTest: Eccentricity and Temperature Distribution part of ConcepTests:Examples

Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during its winter than it is during its summer. How would temperature distributions on Earth be affected if we had a similarly ...

ConcepTest: Relative Planet Ages part of ConcepTests:Examples

How old are other planets in the Universe in comparison to the planets in our Solar System? a. Other planets are older than the planets in our Solar System. b. Other planets are younger than the planets in our ...

ConcepTest: Sun Spot Activity part of ConcepTests:Examples

Sun spots, flares and other emissions from the Sun's surface can have a negative impact on electrical systems on Earth. What would be the implications for this type of solar activity if the Sun did not ...

ConcepTest: Rotation part of ConcepTests:Examples

It takes 24 hours—one day—for one complete rotation of Earth. How long would it take for the Sun to strike every location on the equator if Earth did not rotate on its axis? a. never b. one season c. 24 hours ...

ConcepTest: The Moons Orbit part of ConcepTests:Examples

Does the Moon have a geocentric or heliocentric type orbit? a. geocentric. b. heliocentric. c. neither.

ConcepTest: Jovian Planet Characteristics part of ConcepTests:Examples

The characteristics of four planets are listed below. Which planet is most likely to be classified as Jovian? a. Mainly rocky, volcanism, low gravity. b. Mainly rocky, no volcanism, high gravity. c. Mainly gaseous, ...

ConcepTest: Axis Tilt part of ConcepTests:Examples

Mars axis is tilted at approximately the same angle as Earth's axis. This should result in a. days of similar length. b. similar sequences of seasons. c. similar temperatures on the planet's surface. d. ...