In this experiment, students determine the coefficient of kinetic friction for an object on an incline.
Use the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory satellite (SOHO) to determine the rotation of the sun.
In this experiment, students determine and compare the acceleration due to gravity for several balls.
A variety of simple devices can be made that allow you to explore persistence of vision, and experiment with primitive animation techniques. I will discuss four of these devices: Thaumatropes, Flipbooks, Phenakistoscopes and Zoetropes.
In this experiment, students will predict the acceleration of a fan cart
In this experiment, students derive the kinematic equations.
Students match given position v. time data; then create corresponding velocity v. time and acceleration v. time graphs. Similarly, they create velocity v. time and position v.
In this experiment, students will model and make quantitative observations for several position versus time graphs.
In this activity, students use their experimental data to analyze the physics of playground equipment.
In this experiment, students use the Xplorer GLX to achieve a kinesthetic understanding of kinematic graphs.