Active Physics

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1: Driving the Roads

1.1: Reaction Time: Responding to Road Hazards

 Reaction Time 1 (Graphs and Statistics)
 Reaction Time 2 (Graphs and Statistics)
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

1.2: Measurement: Errors, Accuracy, and Precision

 Measuring Motion
 Measuring Trees
 Measuring Volume
 Triple Beam Balance
 Weight and Mass

1.3: Average Speed: Following Distance and Models of Motion

 Distance-Time Graphs
 Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
 Force and Fan Carts

1.4: Graphing Motion: Distance, Velocity, and Acceleration

 Distance-Time Graphs
 Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts

1.5: Negative Acceleration: Braking Your Automobile

 Fan Cart Physics
 Roller Coaster Physics

1.6: Using Models: Intersections with a Yellow Light

 Fan Cart Physics

1.7: Centripetal Force: Driving on Curves

 Uniform Circular Motion

2: Physics in Action

2.1: Newton's First Law: A Running Start

 Fan Cart Physics

2.2: Constant Speed and Acceleration: Measuring Motion

 Fan Cart Physics
 Roller Coaster Physics

2.3: Newton's Second Law: Push or Pull

 Fan Cart Physics
 Free-Fall Laboratory

2.4: Projectile Motion: Launching Things into the Air

 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

2.5: The Range of Projectiles

 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

2.6: Newton's Third Law: Run and Jump

 Fan Cart Physics

2.7: Frictional Forces: The Mu of the Shoe

 Force and Fan Carts
 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics

2.8: Potential and Kinetic Energy: Energy in the Pole Vault

 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves

2.9: Conservation of Energy: Defy Gravity

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

3: Safety

3.1: Accidents

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

3.2: Newton's First Law of Motion: Life and Death before and after Seat Belts

 Fan Cart Physics

3.3: Energy and Work: Why Air Bags?

 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

3.4: Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Rear-End Collision

 Air Track
 Roller Coaster Physics

3.5: Momentum: Concentrating on Collisions

 2D Collisions
 Air Track
 Roller Coaster Physics

3.6: Conservation of Momentum

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

3.7: Impulse and Changes in Momentum: Crumple Zone

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

4: Thrills and Chills

4.1: Velocity and Acceleration: The Big Thrill

 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Roller Coaster Physics

4.2: Gravitational Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy: What Goes Up and What Comes Down

 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics

4.3: Spring Potential Energy: More Energy

 Determining a Spring Constant
 Period of Mass on a Spring
 Simple Harmonic Motion

4.4: Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation: The Ups and Downs of a Roller Coaster

 Gravitational Force
 Gravity Pitch
 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Roller Coaster Physics

4.5: Hooke's Law: Finding Your "At Rest" Weight

 Determining a Spring Constant
 Period of Mass on a Spring
 Simple Harmonic Motion

4.7: Circular Motion: Riding on the Curves

 Uniform Circular Motion

4.8: Work and Power: Getting to the Top

 Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

4.9: Force and Energy: Different Insights

 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics

4.10: Safety is Required but Thrills are Desired

 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

5: Let Us Entertain You

5.1: Sounds in Vibrating Strings

 Longitudinal Waves
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

5.2: Making Waves

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

5.4: Sounds from Vibrating Air

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

5.5: Shadows

 Eclipse
 Penumbra Effect

5.6: Reflected Light

 Laser Reflection

5.7: Curved Mirrors

 Ray Tracing (Mirrors)

5.8: Refraction of Light

 Basic Prism
 Refraction

5.9: Effect of Lenses on Light

 Basic Prism
 Ray Tracing (Lenses)

5.10: Color

 Additive Colors
 Basic Prism
 Color Absorption
 Herschel Experiment
 Subtractive Colors

6: Electricity for Everyone

6.1: Generating Electricity

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Pith Ball Lab

6.2: Modeling Electricity: The Electron Shuffle

 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

6.3: Series and Parallel Circuits: Lighten Up

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

6.4: Ohm's Law: Putting up a Resistance

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuits

6.5: Electric Power: Load Limit

 Circuits
 Household Energy Usage

6.6: Current, Voltage, and Resistance in Parallel and Series Circuits: Who's in Control?

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuits

6.7: Laws of Thermodynamics: Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right

 Calorimetry Lab
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction

6.8: Energy Consumption: Cold Shower

 Calorimetry Lab
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy Conversions
 Household Energy Usage

6.9: Comparing Energy Consumption: More for Your Money

 Energy Conversions
 Household Energy Usage

7: Toys for Understanding

7.1: The Electricity and Magnetism Connection

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism

7.2: Electromagnets

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

7.3: Building and Electric Motor

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Energy Conversions

7.4: Detect and Induce Currents

 Electromagnetic Induction

7.5: AC and DC Currents

 Electromagnetic Induction

8: Atoms on Display

8.1: Static Electricity and Coulomb's Law: Opposites Attract

 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Pith Ball Lab

8.2: The Nature of Charge: Tiny and Invisible

 Charge Launcher
 Element Builder
 Pith Ball Lab

8.3: The Size of a Nucleus: How Big is Small?

 Element Builder

8.4: Hydrogen Spectra and Bohr's Model of the Hydrogen Atom

 Bohr Model of Hydrogen
 Bohr Model: Introduction

8.5: Wave-Particle Model of Light: Two Models are Better Than One!

 Photoelectric Effect

8.6: The Strong Force: Inside the Nucleus

 Element Builder

8.7: Radioactive Decay and the Nucleus

 Element Builder
 Half-life
 Nuclear Decay

8.8: Energy Stored within the Nucleus

 Nuclear Decay

Content correlation last revised: 5/21/2013