Learning Objectives for this Topic:
Resources:
Roller Coaster Physics Video
Class Notes about Motion:
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Simulation -
"Moving Man" Phet Interactive Simulations - University of Colorado

Vocabulary and Definitions:
Unit Vocabulary on Quizlet

Explanations of Key Terms:
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Potential Energy
Kinetic Energy
Practice Calculating Speed, Distance & Time
Practice Calculating Speed
Vector and Scaler Quantities
Understanding the Difference Between Distance & Displacement
Understanding Speed (and how it differs from Velocity)
Motion Explained
Speed Song (By The Might Be Giants)

Links about Earth's Velocity:
How fast is Earth moving? (Scientific American)
What is the velocity of Earth? (Windows to the Universe)
How fast does Earth rotate? (Universe Today)
Tangential Velocity of Earth (video)

Video Resources:
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Frame of Reference videos using constant velocity vehicles (there are 3 clips)
Frame of Reference Study - Ball shot from a constant velocity cart (1 of 3)
Frame of Reference Study -Ball shot from a constant velocity cart (2 of 3)
Frame of Reference Study - Ball shot form a constant velocity cart (3 of 3)
How can we measure force? Basketball dunking - MIT video

Another example of vertical and horizontal motion of a constant velocity cart
Kinetic and Potential Energy
Kinetic & Potential Energy (cartoon)
Motion (song) (Intro)
What is motion? (2nd clip)
What is motion? (3rd clip)
What is motion? (Extension Clip)
Law of Conservation of Energy
Formula for Speed (Song)
Khan Academy's Explanation of Calculating Average Speed (and Velocity)
Wile E. Coyote and the RoadRunner - transformation of energy

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- Kinetic Energy
- Potential Energy
- Forms of Energy

Games:
Coaster Creator

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