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Annually assessed on Grade 5 Science FCAT 2.0. Also assesses SC.3.E.5.4 and SC.4.P.8.4.
Explain that when the net force on an object is zero, no acceleration occurs thus, a moving object continues to move at a constant speed in the same direction, or, if at rest, it remains at rest (Newton's first law). Explain that when a net force is applied to an object its motion will change, or accelerate (according to Newton's second law, F = ma). Predict and explain how when one object exerts a force on a second object, the second object always exerts a force of equal magnitude but of opposite direction and force back on the first: F1 on 2 = -F1 on 1 (Newton's third law).
Let's get rolling and explore the physics behind rolling cars! Make sure you stay on track. Produced with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
Cycling involves a lot of real-time math when you use an on-board computer. Learn about lesson ideas and how computers help with understanding performance.
Lofty ideas about kites helped power a kayak from California to Hawaii.
Related Resources: KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: GPS Data Set[.XLSX] KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Path Visualization for Google Earth[.KML]
What is the force of a horse on a course? It depends on the size of the horse, of course!
Don't get too carried away, but make sure you are having fun while learning about how hurricane researchers gather data! Produced with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
Have you ever wanted to fly paper airplanes for fun while learning about the science of flight? Here's your chance! Produced with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
Ancient weapons technologies developed by humans proved that they were better at physics than the saber-toothed cats.
Race car drivers discuss importance of calculating tire friction before speeding through turns.
Feeling off-balance when it comes to motion? Try this idea.
Where have you bean? Didn't you know that chocolate is a delicious topic for discussing phase change?
Under pressure to learn how physics and coffee go together? Watch this espresso video and find out.
After you watch this video on coffee brewing and physics, let the information percolate.
Factors to consider when making pottery on the wheel are discussed, but not in a way that would make your head spin.
Watch as Dr. Simon Capstick drops fruit from a tall building to demonstrate the effect of mass, gravity, and air friction on falling objects.
We'll be looking at the role of pitch, number of blades and material for outboard motor props as it relates to the propulsion of a boat
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Dr. Betta Jerome, a senior mechanical engineer with the United States Air Force, explains force, motion, and momentum in the context of a military projectile weapons testing environment.
Harley Means discusses the mathematical methods hydrologists use to calculate the velocity of rivers.
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