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Accelerated Motion Problem 5What's New
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We recently added another program to make sure students are able to deal with math problems involving motion with a constant acceleration. This program will be a bobsledder slowing down at the end of their run. Students will measure the distance the bobsledder requires to stop and the time required to stop. From that, they will find the average speed while slowing down, the speed the bobsled had at the finish line (top speed), and the acceleration of the sled while stopping.https://thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/APPrograms/AcceleratedMotionProblem5/images/OverviewPicture.pngAccelerated Motion Problem 5
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fmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comTuesday, January 23, 2024Terminal Velocity ProblemWhat's New
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I recently added a program to make sure students know how to calculate the terminal velocity of a spherical object. The problem will randomly generate the mass, diameter and drag coefficient of the ball. It will randomize the gravitatinal field strength and the density of the atmosphere where the ball is falling.https://thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/APPrograms/TerminalVelocity/images/OverviewPicture.pngTerminal Velocity Program
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fmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comTuesday, January 23, 2024Universal Gravitational Energy ProblemWhat's New
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I recently added a program to make sure students know how to calculate energy added to a gravitational system. Students will get two objects in deep space that are set distance apart. They will then move the two object farther apart. They will calculate the energy added to the system based on mass and distance.fmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comWednesday, January 24, 2024Threshold Frequency ProblemWhat's New
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I recently added a worksheet that you can use to help your students better understand how to calculate threshold frequency for a photoelectric material. The attached page has the worksheet as a google doc and a pdffmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comThursday, January 25, 2024Ice Bucket Energy ChallengeWhat's New
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I recently added a worksheet that you can use to help guide your student as they work on the ice bucket energy challenge. The attached page has the worksheet as a google doc and a pdffmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comFriday, January 26, 2024Instantaneous Velocity Graph MakerWhat's New
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This is a tool I created for teachers to use when making a position vs. time graph for use on a test, quiz or worksheet. It will not only make a nice looking graph, but it will also allow you to toggle on and off a tangent line to use for your answer keyfmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comSaturday, January 27, 2024Magnetic Field of a WireWhat's New
https://thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/APPrograms/MagneticFieldFromWire/
This program was created for a teacher in Pennsylvania who wanted to be able to make sure students could determine the magnetic field at a certain distance from a wire. Students must read the meter to get current.fmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comSunday, January 28, 2024Magnetic Force on a Charge Moving Near a WireWhat's New
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This program was created for a teacher in Pennsylvania who wanted to be able to make sure students could determine the magnetic force on a charge moving near a wire. This is a very difficult problem, but it makes sure students can work carefully and apply lots of concepts at oncefmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comMonday, January 29, 2024Worksheet for Net Force with FrictionWhat's New
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A worksheet has been added to the site to help teachers with the program that asks students to find the net force on a block sliding across a table with frictionfmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comTuesday, January 30, 2024Worksheet for Net Force HardWhat's New
https://thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/singlepage.php?ID=99
A worksheet has been added to the site to help teachers with the program that asks students to find the net force when three random forces are acting on an object. This is a very hard problem and the worksheet should help students organize their thoughtsfmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comWednesday, January 31, 2024Force Magnetism ChallengeWhat's New
https://thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/Programs/Games/MagneticForceChallenge/
A challenge has been added to the games section of the website to help students learn to find the direcion of a force on a charge in a magnetic field. Students will have three minutes to get as many correct directions as possible.fmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comThursday, February 1, 2024Newton's Law System with FrictionWhat's New
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I recently added a worksheet that you can use to help your students better understand how to calculate the accelertion of a block being pulled across the table by a second block hanging over the edge of the table. The attached page has the worksheet as a google doc and a pdffmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comFriday, February 2, 2024Spring Stretch on Another PlanetWhat's New
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I recently added a worksheet that you can use to help your students better understand how to calculate the stretch of a spring on another planet. The real purpose of this activity is to make sure students can combine together a few of the skills they learned this year to achieve their result. The attached page has the worksheet as a google doc and a pdffmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comSaturday, February 3, 2024Spring Constant from DataWhat's New
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I recently added a worksheet that you can use to help your students better understand how to calculate the spring constant of a spring and the original length of the spring based on six data points for mass on spring and length of spring. The attached page has the worksheet as a google doc and a pdffmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comSunday, February 4, 2024Spring Constant and Energy ProblemWhat's New
https://thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/singlepage.php?ID=568
I recently added a worksheet that you can use to help your students better understand how to calculate the spring constant of a spring and the energy added to a spring as it is stretched. The attached page has the worksheet as a google doc and a pdffmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comMonday, February 5, 2024Graphical Time to CollisionWhat's New
https://thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/singlepage.php?ID=669
A brand new activity has been added where students need to use a position vs. time graph for two different objects to find the time to collision and the location of the collisionfmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comFriday, February 9, 2024Angle of Ballistic PendulumWhat's New
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Students will predict the angle to which a ballistic pendulum will swing based on all the infromation about the system.fmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comThursday, February 14, 2024Length of PendulumWhat's New
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Students will calculate the length of a large pendulum that they are only catching a glimps of that is hanging from a large cranefmcculley@thephysicsaviary.comFriday, February 15, 2024