Featured in PASCO’s Physics through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Features over 30 inquiry based labs covering the core topic areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics and more.
Use a force sensor to develop a kinesthetic understanding of circular motion by measuring the period of rotation of a mass in uniform circular motion.
The majority of the experiences your students will have in mechanics center around linear systems. This experiment helps students make the transition from a linear frame of reference to a circular frame of reference. Students:
- Develop a kinesthetic understanding of circular motion.
- Apply Newton's laws of motion to an object undergoing uniform circular motion.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring the period of rotation of a mass in uniform circular motion.
- Calculating the instantaneous velocity of an object in uniform circular motion.
- Calculating the acceleration of an object in uniform circular motion.
- Comparing force and acceleration values in uniform circular motion.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces. Uses range from collisions to tug-of-war.
Rubber stopper #10 one-hole
String ~ 3 m
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