In these activities, students investigate how a range of different objects (including themselves) move.
The Space Shuttle
This worksheet explains how to use Excel to process data and to draw graphs. Students draw a velocity vs time graph for the Space Shuttle’s 8-minute ascent into space.
Space Shuttle Speed vs Time graph of Launch to MECO (student example) (pdf)
Space Shuttle Launch Timeline And Graph Worksheet (pdf)
Space Shuttle Launch Timeline And Graph Raw Data (This is an MS Excel document with the Space Shuttle’s ascent data already typed in.)
You can, of course, just use the data to draw a graph on paper as well!!
Analyzing Usain Bolt’s 100-metre Sprint
Graphing and Analysing Usain Bolt’s 2008 World Record 100m Sprint (pdf)
This activity asks students to analyze (or analyse) Usain Bolt’s 2008 world-record 100m sprint.
Graphing Usain Bolt 2008 WR 100m Sprint (Excel Document)
(Photo by Phil McElhinney)
Analyzing Your Own 100-metre Sprint
This activity blends Physics and PE. Five- or ten-metre-interval split times are recorded for a sprinter running a 100-metre race.
Graphing Motion Practical Activity: Analysing a 100m Sprint (at 10-metre Intervals) (pdf)
Graphing Motion Practical Activity: Analysing a 100m Sprint (at 5-metre Intervals) (pdf)
How Fast Can You Kick a Ball?
This activity also blends Physics and PE. A ball is kicked (or thrown) 10 metres. The action is recorded and the video file is analysed using Quicktime.
Calculating Throwing and Kicking Speed
At What Rate Does a Falling Golf Ball Accelerate?
This activity also requires the use of Quicktime. A ball is dropped, the motion is recorded and the video file is analysed. Don’t forget to Include a metre-ruler in the shot!
Vertical Motion: Analysing the Motion of a Falling Golf Ball (30 frames per second)
Ticker Timers: An Introduction
This activity, as the name suggests, introduces students to ticker timers.
How Quickly Does a Falling 1kg Mass Accelerate?
In this activity, students calculate the acceleration of a falling object.
GET IN TOUCH WITH US.
By Email: email@example.com
By Phone: +61 (0)3 9543 5446; +61 (0)433 061 117
Via our Contact Form below: