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

This eBook, supplied on CD-ROM, 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 Free EasySense 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)

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