Physics - the study of forces, motion and the laws that explain it all.
Students will experiment with Newton's laws of motion in both traditional hands-on lab activities and
with the latest technology based activities designed to give students a good foundation for future
studies in physics and engineering. We will certainly look forward to designing and building our own
"machines" and tweaking them until they work as planned (sometimes we change the plan after we see
how they work)!
Video from Discovery Channel School
United Streaming Video
Do these activities this year:
1. Gizmos - You will first need to enroll in a Gizmos course.
4. Newton's Laws of Motion - complete the activity, take the quiz, summarize in OneNote. Don't forget to "do the math"!!
5. Simple Machines -
Simple Machines (Museum of Science and Industry Chicago)
Simple Machines interactive (COSI) - complete all three parts. Take screen captures and summarize in OneNote
9. Challenging Physics Games - try these "games" when all of your other work is done. They will require you to
build up skill but mostly they will make you think. Include your favorite ones in
OneNote and describe how you solved your biggest challenge. A few screen shots would be nice.
2. Brain Pop - view these Brain Pop lessons and take the review quiz for each.
(your brain pop username and password are available from your teacher)
Force and Motion
Newton's Laws of Motion Gravity
Force Space Flight
Distance, Rate,Time Potential Energy
Acceleration Kinetic Energy
3. PHET Simulations - complete the following PHET simulations. Be sure to open the activity pages (fill in the forms).
7. Bridge Building - design your own bridge!! See the activity sheet for details.
Bridge Building activity sheet
(click to login)
Complete each Gizmo (and online assessment). The activity forms below will guide you. Fill in the forms and send them to OneNote.
6. Test your ingenuity - try these design engineering challenges. Be sure to include your best designs in your website portfolio.
See your teacher for details and your class code.
8. Physics Labs - check with your teacher for special instructions on all labs. Be sure to check out all background activities first.
Pulley Lab - first do Brain Pop "Pulley", Gizmo "Pulley Lab", and Simple Machines Interactive (above).
Crash Dummies Lab
click for calculator
Module V Formative Assessment - Log in to Quizstar
This assessment will check how well you are learning. It will not be graded and can be taken more than one time.
Complete all activites and labs before attempting this assessment. You may need to review the activies and labs before attempting a retake. "Print" completed quiz to OneNote
Module V Summative Assessment - Log in to Quizstar (take PhET / Newton's Laws / Simple Machines)
This assessment will check how well you have learned. It will be graded.
Check with your teacher before taking this assessment, you will have only one attempt.
Your best 5 Gizmo quizes will count as a summative assessment.
West Point Bridge Design software
is already on your netbook. Open it from your desktop icon. (click the picture to download it at home)
I was told there would be no math!!
Use Newton's Laws to meet these challenges:
Select one of these bridge designs: (click the link under the picture)
These activities have been discontiued but we're hoping they will return someday.