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Notes for Teachers


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Here is a set of activities that can be used with Direct Measurement Videos. Each activity includes context for use, student instructions, teaching tips and assessment ideas.

Introducing your class to Direct Measurement Video

Introduction to using Direct Measurement Video: Determine the speed of a roller coaster

Challenging your class with Direct Measurement Videos

Physics Face-off uses teams of students who attempt to stump other teams by creating and solving challenging questions based on the videos.

One Dimensional Motion

Introduction to using Direct Measurement Video: Determine the speed of a roller coaster
Note that this activity is well-suited to use for the students' first experience with Direct Measurement Videos.

Student Analysis: Determine the acceleration of a toy car

Using Direct Measurement Video to find the acceleration of a rocket-powered cart (this video is no longer freely available)

How fast is that: ice skaters (this video is no longer freely available)

Keep in time

Curiosity launch

Two Dimensional Motion

Student analysis of a bouncing ball

2-D motion with constant velocity (this video is no longer freely available)

Forces and Motion

Einstein riding the graviton

Airplane on a string (conical pendulum)

Student analysis of a cart rolling down a ramp

Direct Measurement Video analysis: friction of a block sliding down a ramp

Student analysis of a sliding and rolling ball (this video is no longer freely available)

Student analysis of a hockey slap shot

Car sliding across an ice rink (this video is no longer freely available)

Person sliding on ice (this video is no longer freely available)

The wave

Rotation

Using a Direct Measurement Video to find rotational inertia of a bicycle wheel

Impulse and Momentum

Direct Measurement Video analysis: blow-dart collides with cart (this video is no longer freely available)

Conservation of linear and angular momentum

Energy

Mechanical Energy in a Pendulum

Cart rolling down ramp into a spring

Student analysis of a person jumping on a trampoline

Sound

Keep in time