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Updated February 23, 2012 

Unit 3 Motion


Chapter 8 Resources

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Chapter 8 Graphics Package - text graphics from chapter 8. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Link As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Motion Labs Using Probeware - visit this page for several excellent curriculum-matched labs using probeware. This page also has great tips for acquiring and using probeware.

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Roller Coasters - the classic amusement park ride is a study in physics:

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Roller Coaster Design - do you have what it takes to build the ultimate roller coaster?

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The Science of Sport - it doesn't matter what sport you choose, they are all loaded with science!

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Scalar and Vector Quantities - These sites do a great job of explaining the difference:

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Photo Finishes - it's exciting when a race comes right down to the wire!

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Matching Graphs - this probeware lab should help establish therelationship between an object's motion and its position-time graph plot.

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NASCAR Photo Finish - It doesn't get much closer than this!

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Toy Car Motion - try this probeware method for investigating the motion of toy cars.

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Rapattack in Action on Mt. Habrich - when someone is injured in a remote area, it's a good thing the Rapattack is there to save the day.

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Language of Motion - what are the basics of motion? Find out by trying this puzzle. (This puzzle also available for download )

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Section 8.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Speed, Velocity and Position-time Graphs - how do graphs help us analyze an object's speed?

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Converting Units - is there an easy way to do it?

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Back and Forth - how does average velocity change as an object changes direction? Try this probeware lab to find out!

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Section 8.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.



Chapter 9 Resources

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Chapter 9 Graphics Package - text graphics from chapter 9. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Link As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Acceleration - a fantastic overview from the Physics Factbook.

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Bjarni Tryggvason - an accomplished astronaut from British Columbia:

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The Space Shuttle, and the Shuttle Discovery - such a powerful, fascinating spacecraft.

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Astronaut Dave Williams - - Dr. Dave Williams is the Canadian astronaut who spent two weeks in August onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Find out more in this interesting 13 minute audio Quirks and Quarks interview.

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Acceleration and the Human Body - acceleration can result in great forces on the human body:

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Centrifuge - pilots must be tested for their tolerance to the forces generated by rapid acceleration. This video shows how some people can take the forces, while some just aren't cut out for it!

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The Physics of Superheroes - can he swing from a thread, take a look overhead, hey there, there goes the Spiderman!

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John Stapp - a pioneer in the study of the effects of acceleration on humans:

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Section 9.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Working With Acceleration - what's special about this type of motion?

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Air Bags - important life-saving technology, but not without controversy:

  • How Air Bags Work - clear description of the technology.
  • Airbag - includes excellent historical information.
  • Airbags - excellent consumer brochures for download, and some great videos as well.

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Airbag Deployment Video - this is excellent test-footage of how a high-speed accident can almost completely destroy a car, but clearly illustrates the life-saving potential of airbag technology.

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Acceleration due to Gravity - what goes up must come down!

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Galileo on the Moon - watch David Scott as he drops a feather and hammer on the moon.

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Galileo - what are Galileo's many contributions to our understanding of motion?

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Acceleration Due to Gravity - use a picket fence to accurately determine the acceleration due to gravity.

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Section 9.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Walk That Graph - need some practice interpreting motion graphs? These position-time and velocity-time graphs are an excellent source of practice.

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Sports Motion - some great examples of the human motion in sports.

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Physics and Human Motion - we can learn alot from studying the human motion in sport.

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