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Action-Reaction! Rocket
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Action-Reaction! Rocket

Students construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. ... (more)

Students construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the motion of the rocket. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Action-Reaction! Rocket
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Action-Reaction! Rocket

Students construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. ... (more)

Students construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the motion of the rocket. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
TeachEngineering.org
Action-Reaction Rocket!
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Action-Reaction Rocket!

Learners construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. ... (more)

Learners construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the motion of the rocket. This activity can be combined with other activities to create a larger lesson. Resource contains vocabulary definitions and suggestions for assessment, extensions, and scaling for different levels of learners. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
National Science Foundation
Sabre Duren
U.S. Department of Education
Balloon Car
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Balloon Car

In this activity, learners explore force and motion by constructing cardboard cars ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore force and motion by constructing cardboard cars that are propelled by balloons. Learners can experiment with balloons of various sizes and shapes to change the speeds and distances their cars can travel. Use this activity to introduce learners to Newton's Laws of Motion. Note: a drill and drill bits may be used during this activity, but these are not included in the cost of materials. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Community Science Workshop Network
Fresno Community Science Workshop
Catapults!
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Catapults!

Students observe the relationship between the angle of a catapult (a force ... (more)

Students observe the relationship between the angle of a catapult (a force measurement) and the flight of a cotton ball. They learn how Newton's second law of motion works by seeing directly that F = ma. When they pull the metal "arm" back further, thus applying a greater force to the cotton ball, it causes the cotton ball to travel faster and farther. Students also learn that objects of greater mass require more force to result in the same distance traveled by a lighter object. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Catapults!
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Catapults!

Students observe the relationship between the angle of a catapult (a force ... (more)

Students observe the relationship between the angle of a catapult (a force measurement) and the flight of a cotton ball. They learn how Newton's second law of motion works by seeing directly that F = ma. When they pull the metal "arm" back further, thus applying a greater force to the cotton ball, it causes the cotton ball to travel faster and farther. Students also learn that objects of greater mass require more force to result in the same distance traveled by a lighter object. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
TeachEngineering.org
Catapults!
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Catapults!

Learners build simple catapults and use them to launch cotton balls. Learners ... (more)

Learners build simple catapults and use them to launch cotton balls. Learners can see Newton's second law of motion in effect; pulling the catapult arm back further creates more force and thus more acceleration of the cotton ball. This activity can be combined with other activities to create a larger lesson. Resource contains vocabulary definitions and suggestions for assessment, extensions, and scaling for different levels of learners. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
National Science Foundation
Sabre Duren
U.S. Department of Education
Get Me Off This Planet
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Get Me Off This Planet

The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students about how ... (more)

The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students about how a spacecraft gets from the surface of the Earth to Mars. The lesson first investigates rockets and how they are able to get us into space. Finally, the nature of an orbit is discussed as well as how orbits enable us to get from planet to planet specifically from Earth to Mars. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Chris Yakacki
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
The Great Gravity Escape
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The Great Gravity Escape

Students use water balloons and a length of string to understand how ... (more)

Students use water balloons and a length of string to understand how the force of gravity between two objects and the velocity of a spacecraft can balance to form an orbit. They see that when the velocity becomes too great for gravity to hold the spacecraft in orbit, the object escapes the orbit and travels further away from the planet. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Chris Yakacki
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Timothy M. Dittrich
History and Philosophy of Mechanics: Newton's Principia Mathematica, Fall 2011
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History and Philosophy of Mechanics: Newton's Principia Mathematica, Fall 2011

This course focuses on an in-depth reading of Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis ... (more)

This course focuses on an in-depth reading of Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis by Isaac Newton, as well as several related commentaries and historical philosophical texts. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Adam Schulman
Ice Skater's Delight: The Conservation of Angular Momentum
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Ice Skater's Delight: The Conservation of Angular Momentum

This learning video describes within an action orientation certain often difficult-to-understand concepts ... (more)

This learning video describes within an action orientation certain often difficult-to-understand concepts of Newtonian physics. The conservation of momentum is extended to rotational situations, and some of the results may be counter-intuitive! As Professor Lewin states in the opening segment, the prerequisite necessary for this lesson includes familiarity with the concepts of torque, angular velocity, angular momentum and moment of inertia. This interactive video lesson can easily be completed within a 55-minute class period, and the only material required is a blackboard/whiteboard to write on. During the breaks between video segments, students will be asked to think about and discuss: conditions under which angular momentum is either conserved or not conserved; examples in which the moment of inertia changes; a human ice skater and a rough estimation of her moment of inertia; as well as other topics. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
MIT Learning International Networks Consortium
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Walter H.G. Lewin
Into Space!
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Into Space!

This activity introduces students to the basic physics concepts on how rockets ... (more)

This activity introduces students to the basic physics concepts on how rockets work through the building and testing of a model rocket fueled by an antacid. Students have the opportunity to revise and improve their initial design. Note: This activity is similar to film canister rockets that students make in elementary school but is adapted for middle school. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Karen King
Sam Semakula
Into Space!
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Into Space!

While building and testing model rockets fueled by antacid tablets, students are ... (more)

While building and testing model rockets fueled by antacid tablets, students are introduced to the basic physics concepts on how rockets work. Students revise and improve their initial designs. Note: This activity is similar to the elementary-level film canister rockets activity, but adapted for middle school students. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Karen King
Sam Semakula
TeachEngineering.org
May the Force Be With You: Drag
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May the Force Be With You: Drag

This lesson explores the drag force on airplanes. The students will be ... (more)

This lesson explores the drag force on airplanes. The students will be introduced to the concept of conservation of energy and how it relates to drag. Students will explore the relationship between drag and the shape, speed and size of an object. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Alex Conner
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Tom Rutkowski
May the Force Be With You: Thrust
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May the Force Be With You: Thrust

In this lesson, students will study how propellers and jet turbines generate ... (more)

In this lesson, students will study how propellers and jet turbines generate thrust. This lesson focuses on Isaac Newton's 3rd Law of Motion, which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Alex Conner
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Tom Rutkowski
Motion Commotion
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Motion Commotion

Students learn why and how motion occurs and what governs changes in ... (more)

Students learn why and how motion occurs and what governs changes in motion, as described by Newton's three laws of motion. They gain hands-on experience with the concepts of forces, changes in motion, and action and reaction. In an associated literacy activity, students design a behavioral survey and learn basic protocol for primary research, survey design and report writing. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
TeachEngineering.org
Pop Rockets
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Pop Rockets

Students design and build a paper rocket around a film canister, which ... (more)

Students design and build a paper rocket around a film canister, which is used as the engine. An antacid tablet and water are put into the canister, react to form carbon dioxide gas, and act as the pop rocket's propellant. With the lid snapped on, the continuous creation of gas causes pressure to build up until the lid pops off, sending the rocket into the air. The pop rockets demonstrate Newton's third law of motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Argrow
Janet Yowell
Jay Shah
Jeff White
Luke Simmons
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Pop Rockets
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Pop Rockets

Students design and build paper rockets around film canisters, which serve as ... (more)

Students design and build paper rockets around film canisters, which serve as engines. An antacid tablet and water are put into each canister, reacting to form carbon dioxide gas, and acting as the pop rocket's propellant. With the lid snapped on, the continuous creation of gas causes pressure to build up until the lid pops off, sending the rocket into the air. The pop rockets demonstrate Newton's third law of motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Argrow
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jay Shah
Jeff White
Luke Simmons
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Red Light, Green Light
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Red Light, Green Light

Building upon their understanding of forces and Newton's laws of motion, students ... (more)

Building upon their understanding of forces and Newton's laws of motion, students learn about the force of friction, specifically with respect to cars. They explore the friction between tires and the road to learn how it affects the movement of cars while driving. In an associated literacy activity, students explore the theme of conflict in literature, and the difference between internal and external conflict, and various types of conflicts. Stories are used to discuss methods of managing and resolving conflict and interpersonal friction. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
TeachEngineering.org
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