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Lesson 3: Graphing and Physical Quantities
3.1 Observe and Describe
Marie recorded the position of a motorized toy car using the origin as her reference point. Notice how she
labeled the columns using physical quantities
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Lesson 6: How Fast Do You Walk?
Design an Experiment
Design an experiment with your team members in which you determine the normal
walking speed of each team member. Answer the questions below as you are designing
and executing y
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Kreutter/Costello: CP Linear Motion
Lesson 8: Time For Stretching
During art class you made a clay figure of a person and the art teacher was very impressed by
your work. She even displayed your work for the whole class. However throughout th
Linear Motion Study Guide
Questions 1 through 7: Examine the graph below that represents the position of an object for a period
of time. Use the graph to answer the questions.
1. Is the object ever traveling with
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What do all of the clips have in common? Why do you think these particular clips were
1.2 Look at the accelerometer. Based upon its name and the design, what do you think an
accelerometer might do?
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Acceleration Part 2
10.1 Observe and Represent
Draw a position vs time graph for the data to
the right. Use graph paper.
Use the data in the table above to determi
Kreutter/Costello: Circular Motion
Circular Motion 2
First some definitions:
o Linear Speed: distance moved per unit of time (we called this speed in
kinematics). Might be called tangential speed when were talking about
Kreutter/Costello: Circular Motion
1. Place the ring (or tape) in the middle of the table. Place the marble inside the ring.
Describe the motion of the marble. Draw a force diagram.
2. Move the ring in counter-clockwise circles
Kreutter/Costello: Energy 10
Work Energy Review
Represent and Reason
Dylan sleds down a hill and then travels for some distance on the snow until he stops. Represent
the following processes with bar charts, first including Earth in the system and se
Kreutter/Costello: Electrostatics 1
Interactions Between Rubbed Objects
Observe and Find a Pattern
Suspend two balloons from strings and investigate how they interact with other materials.
Observation Experiment Draw a picture for the
Kreutter/Costello: Electrostatics 3
Quantifying Opposite Charges
Read the questions and hints carefully. All the information is provided for you, but you might
have to think. Complete this handout to the best of your ability. We will discuss it next class
Kreutter/Costello: Electrostatics 2
Electric Charged Particles Inside Materials
2.1 Observe and Find a Pattern
Explore how two magnets interact. Record your observations.
2.2 Test an Idea
Your friend Walker says that electric interactions are the same as
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How Does the Electroscope Work?
4.1 Observe and Explain
An electroscope consists of a vertical metal rod that sticks out of a glass enclosure; a
piece of plastic prevents electric charge from going from the metal rod an
Conceptual Physics: Science as Process Transfer Task
Are the Mythbusters Real Scientists?
The Mythbusters are the most popular scientists on Discovery Channel. In this investigation you will be
evaluating the Mythbusters ability to be scientists! As you w
Kreutter/Costello: Acceleration Problem-Solving Practice
Remember: Vf = V0 + at
a=v/t = (Vf-V0)/t
Ms. Costello is driving down I-95 at a speed of 30m/s. She
wants to speed up to 35m/s to pass a truck. If she
accelerates at a rate of 2m/s/s, how
Kreutter/Costello: Linear Motion Problem Solving Practice
Remember: V = X/t
X = Xf X0
t = tf t0
Xf = X0+ vt
1. Sketch a position vs. time graph for constant motion. Draw a dot diagram that shows the
same motion as your graph.
2. Sketch a position vs. time