Bugg/Wilson/Resnick: Linear Motion 1
Motion is Relative
1.1 Observe and Find a Pattern
In this activity you will use a tube telescope to follow an object. During the first two experiments you will
be THE OBSERVER. The observer must always keep the object
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Linear Motion 2
Please answer all questions on a separate sheet of paper.
2.1 Observe and represent
Place a bowling ball on the floor. With one of your teammates, practice rolling the ball in a straight line.
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Linear Motion 3
Graphing and Physical Quantities
Show all work on a separate sheet of paper.
3.1 Observe and Describe
Claire recorded the position of a motorized toy car using the origin as her reference point. She wrote this
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Linear Dynamics 1
Forces as Interactions
1.1 Observe and Describe
a) Pick up a tennis ball and hold it in your hand. Now pick up a bowling ball and hold it. Do you feel the
difference? Describe what you feel in simple words.
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Linear Dynamics 2
2.1 a) Perform the experiments described in the first column of the table, record your data, and then fill in the empty cells. In this activity, we measure force with
scales. Recall that the unit of force is
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Linear Dynamics 3
Interactions with Water
Show all work on a separate piece of paper. 3.1 and 3.2 will be collected at the end of the period.
3.1 Observe and Explain
Place an empty plastic bottle on the table.
a) Lets choose
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Circular Motion 1
Pulled Towards the Center: Developing a Model for Circular Motion
Answer all questions on a separate piece of paper.
Part I: Observation Experiments
1. Roll a bowling ball along the smooth floor. As the ball
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Static Equilibrium 1
Observation Experiments of Balanced Forces (Static Equilibrium)
1.1 Observe the bird sitting and balancing on its beak.
a. Draw a picture
b. Explain how the bird might be balancing in this way. Be specifi
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Static Equilibrium 2
How can we use our knowledge of balanced forces to hold a meter stick level?
Predict the forces and distances missing in the table below and then conduct each experiment
using the provided equipment. Draw
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Static Equilibrium 3
In lab groups, you will be building a mobile. These are usually placed above a babies crib to entertain them
but we will be placing them above our heads in physics cl
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson/Resnick: Momentum 1
Lets Keep Going
1.1 Observe and Find a Pattern
Imagine observing the following experiments with two frictionless carts moving on a smooth
track. Complete the table that follows for each experiment.
a) Cart A (m1 =
Buggé/SierzegafWilson/Resnick: Momentum I
Lets Keep Going. . .
_ _' a 1.1 Observe and Find a Pattern-
Imagine observing the following eXperiments with two frictionless carts moving on a smooth
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson: Momentum 3
Momentum Problem Solving
1. A 1998 910-kg Jeep travels at a speed of 32 m/s. (a) At what speed must a 2002 1950-kg Toyota
travel to have the same momentum? (b) At what speed must a 7.3-kg bowling ball travel to have the
Bugg/Sierzega/Wilson: Momentum 5
Momentum Video Analysis
The following questions relate to two video clips from the Discovery Channel Show Time Warp. As you watch the
clips, think about how you can use conservation of momentum and impulse to explain the p