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The "Physics Face-off" Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
× Students work in a friendly competition to solve challenging questions created by their peers in the Physics Face-off activityThe Physics Face-off is an activity where students use Direct Measurement ...

Mechanical Energy in a Pendulum part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Video tracking - Conservation of Energy in a pendulum

Cart Rolling Down Ramp into a Spring - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Student inquiry activity for Direct Measurement Video "Cart rolling down ramp into spring" using LOL energy diagrams.

Direct Measurement Videos part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos
Direct Measurement Videos are short, high-quality videos of real events that allow students to easily explore, measure, and predict physical phenomena. Several of the videos are paired with classroom-ready activities that integrate videos into the introductory mechanics curriculum.

Student Analysis of a Hockey Slap Shot part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: 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 ...

Introduction to Direct Measurement Video: Measure the Velocity of a Roller Coaster part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: 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 ...

Student Analysis of a Bouncing Ball part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: 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. ...

Airplane on a String - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
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.

How Fast is That? Ice Skaters - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: This is a short activity intended to give students an introduction to the concepts of displacement and average acceleration. It is based on the "How Fast is that? Ice Skaters" Video

Einstein riding the Graviton - Student activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: This Direct Measurement Video gives students an opportunity to apply Newtonian mechanics to a model of an amusement park ride. An Einstein "action figure" (doll) is pinned against a ...

Car Sliding Across an Ice Rink - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: This activity guides students through the process of analyzing the motion of a car as it moves across an ice rink and then rapidly decelerates as the brakes are pressed. In addition to one ...

Curiosity Launch part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
This activity is based on the Curiosity Launch video and prompts students to make basic kinematic measurements and calculations based on the video, including elapsed time, displacement, starting velocity, average ...

Curiosity Launch - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: This activity is based on the Curiosity launch video and prompts students to make basic kinematic measurements and calculations based on the video, including elapsed time, displacement, ...

2D Motion with Constant Velocity - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: This activity is intended to introduce students to the distinction between vector and scalar quantities and to give them practice manipulating vectors (converting between X/Y and ...

The Wave - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
This activity guides students through the process of analyzing the motion of a water coaster at an amusement park as it comes down and hill and then rapidly decelerates when it hits a water pool. In addition to ...

Person Sliding on Ice - Student Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: This activity guides students through the process of analyzing the motion of a person as he moves across an ice rink and then rapidly decelerates as he slides across the ice. In addition to ...

Student Analysis of a Person Jumping on a Trampoline part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
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 Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: 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 ...

Student Analysis: Determine the Acceleration of a Toy Car part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
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 ...

Student Analysis of Sliding and Rolling Ball part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: 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 ...

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