Aviation- . The
main objective for this mini-teach is for students to understand that
objects are launched in different ways and fly through the air in different
Balance and Gravity-
Students will learn the basic concepts of balance and how to determine
the location of the center of gravity using a model of the leaning tower
of pisa and various other items.
Balls- A ball bouncing on a hard surface is used to study the action
of gravity on a simple system. We will let a single ball bounce several
times, as well as having several different types of balls to bounce off
a hard surface.
The student will make careful observations of a ball bouncing off a hard
surface one time or sequentially for several trials, to study how the
ball travels as it bounces across the room.
Bouncing Superball Physics:
part 1- To explore several striking and unusual properties of bouncing
superballs. To measure and understand the elasticity coefficient for a
of Gravity- Third grade students will be able to find the center of
gravity and to define force and gravity.
will acquire a working definition of the word displacement. Students will
also understand that the volume (size) of an object placed in water effects
the amount of water that is displaced.
Energy- The students
in third grade will be able to describe and compare how energy in different
forms affects common objects and is involved in common events. Define
kinetic and potential energy.
a playing card with a nickel on your index finger.
Inertia- The idea
is if enough demonstrations of inertia are done, the definition or meaning
of inertia will become clear.
Inertia- The main
objective of this mini-teach is for students to learn and understand what
It's So Simple- This
lesson may be used as an introduction to Simple Machines. It may be applied
to various grade levels. Students will receive a visual explanation of
how machines we see in everyday life work.
Kinetic Energy and Work-
Kinetic energy can be thought of as the energy associated with the motion
of an object and is equivalent to work.
To see the relationship between mass and acceleration of an object.
vs Weight- The purpose of this mini-teach is to give the students
an understanding of the concepts of Mass vs Weight and a basic understanding
of metric measurements.
Measuring The Gravitational
Constant- Students will see that the gravitational force is indeed
universal; The gravitational force acts not only on, but also between
objects of normal size and mass.
Momentum- The main
objective of this mini-teach is to demonstrate the concept of momentum.
Momentum- They will
observe the transfer of momentum.
Momentum And Colliding
Spheres- Student will be able to understand that mass x velocity equals
momentum. Student will be able to understand the impacts of collisions
and their results.
The students will apply two of Newton's Laws of Motion discovering that
Momentum is conserved.
Motion of a Bowling
Ball- The students will be able to make a distance vs. time graph
of a bowling ball and have practice reading distance vs. time graphs of
Newton's Laws of Motion-
To initiate an understanding in describing the principles and dynamics
involved in the Laws.
Newton's Second Law
of Motion- To verify Newton's Second Law of motion by a) subjecting
a body to multiples of a force; b) subjecting two bodies to the same force
and qualitatively describing what happens.
Newton's Third Law-
Children will use inquiry and observation skills to determine Newton's
Third Law of Motion; for every action there is a reaction; for every force
there is an equal and opposite force.
The students will recognize that potential energy is the ability to do
work. The students will identify the two factors that effect potential
Potential Energy: How
is It Related to Kinetic Energy?- This is an integrated primary level
math and science experience designed to demonstrate the relationship between
potential energy and kinetic energy. The greater the input of potential
energy (altitude of the ramp), greater the output of kinetic energy (distance
As a result of this experience students will be able to recognize that
projectile motion is the resultant of two independent velocities, horizontal
To predict maximum range of a projectile device at various angles.
Projectile Motion (or
You Bet Your Grade)- To calculate the initial velocity of a spring
stretched a varying amount and fired vertically from a shooter and to
predict, by calculations, where that spring will land when it is shot
horizontally off of a horizontal platform.
student will be able to measure angle and distance of an arc.
Reaction Time- Each
student will be able to obtain his/her reaction time by making simple
measurements. Each student will also be able to find the constituent parts
of their overall reaction time.
So You Want to Hit a
Home Run?- Students will demonstrate a relationship between the position
of the baseball bat and the baseball at the point of contact to direct
the ball in the appropriate hitting field.
Straight Line Motion
in Two Parts- Students will observe both constant and accelerated
(changing) motion. They should be able to calculate speed from distance
and time measurements. They will graph distance vs time for each motion
and observe that the two motions look different when graphed.
Straight Line Motion
with a Stomper- After this experience, the student should be able
to define average speed (distance traveled/time) and be able to graph
distance vs time and velocity vs time.
Stress and Strain-
To show the stress and strain involved in the movements of the earth's
crust with the use of working models.
Strings and Springs-
By measuring several periodic phenomena, the student will make graphs
and determine what the different shapes indicate.
To study the motion of superballs in the air, colliding with and bouncing
off smooth surfaces. Basic features of moving and colliding objects can
be demonstrated and studied using this familiar and fascinating toy.
The Center Of Mass-
To determine when the center of mass is inside the boundaries of the object
and when the center of mass is outside the boundaries of the object.
Inertial Balance- At the end of this lesson, the student will be able
to explain how either a single pan or double pan balance operates; explain
the physics principle of the balance using Newton�s First and Second Laws.