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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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 of a Cart Rolling Down a Ramp part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: 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 ...

Direct Measurement Video Analysis: Friction of a Block Sliding Down a Ramp part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Pick a Video: Tools: 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 ...

Direct Measurement Video Analysis - Blow-Dart Collides With Cart part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
Students will use a video clip to directly measure conservation of momentum.

Find the Acceleration of a Rocket-Powered Cart part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
A video of a student accelerating across a stage on a cart powered by a releasing compressed carbon dioxide from a fire extinguisher can be used to analyze constant acceleration. This video includes a to-scale ...

Conservation of Linear and Angular Momentum During a Collision part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Direct Measurement Videos:Activties
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 ...

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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