# Physics: Motion & Forces (age 14-18) eBook

Lesson plan and student worksheets

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##### Product Description

44 practical activities for 14 – 18 year olds to support GCSE, AS and A Level courses covering the field of kinematics / mechanics.

This eBook, as part of the Secondary Teaching Materials (10 ebooks), contains:

• The full eBook (PDF) of all the experiment worksheets and teachers notes.
• Every worksheet and teacher note as a separate PDF
• Setup files to match these experiments are included in the EasySense1 software

The topics include:

• Velocity
• Acceleration
• Newton’s laws
• Momentum
• Simple harmonic motion
• Resultant forces
• Measurement of force due to gravity

The range of practical experiments include:

• Introducing the Motion sensor: Distance, objects and materials
• Introducing the Motion sensor: Detecting movement
• Measuring speeds on a track
• How does the angle of a slope affect the speed of cart rolling down it?
• How does the weight of a cart affect the speed as it rolls down a slope?
• Average speeds / velocity
• Acceleration (calculated by students)
• Acceleration at the top of slope and at the bottom of a slope
• Measuring the speed of a cart with Light gates (analogue)
• Motion down an inclined plane slope using a Motion sensor
• Motion down an inclined plane using a Rotary Motion sensor
• Motion down an inclined plane using a Light gate and Spoked pulley
• Motion up and down an inclined plane
• Simple harmonic motion in a spring mass system
• Simple harmonic motion (using Force and Motion sensors)
• Simple harmonic motion (using a Rotary Motion sensor)
• SHM: The relationship between impulse and change in momentum
• SHM: Calculation of k from a graph of F vs. x
• Period of an oscillating spring mass system
• Relationship between period and the length of the pendulum
• The relationship between a pendulum period and its' amplitude
• Diluted gravity – measuring g by rolling a cart down a slope
• Angle of slope, acceleration and gravity
• Large and small falling masses
• Acceleration due to gravity using a Picket fence and Light gate
• Acceleration due to gravity – by free fall
• Motion with balanced forces
• Newton’s second law
• Newton’s second law using Atwood’s machine
• Conservation of linear momentum
• Explosions and recoil
• Investigating the effectiveness of crumple zones
• Why 30mph?
• Bungee jump: Resultant forces
• Bungee jump: Impulse and change in momentum
• Bungee jump: Force vs. extension and work done
• Centripetal force in a pendulum
• Conservation of angular momentum
• Conservation of energy – bouncing ball
• Investigating the work energy law W=dEk
• Forces acting on a floating object
• How does upthrust change as an object sinks into a liquid?
• Force acting upwards on a floating object depends upon density
• Forces in levers
• Pulleys
• Force extension characteristic for a spring / elastic material

The sensors used include:

• Force (3143)
• Motion (3270)
• Light Gates (3250)
• Rotary Motion (3280)
• Rotary Motion Accessories (3288)
• Spoked Pulley (3177)
• Dynamics System or Track (3800, 3802)
• Interrupt Card set (3803)