We discuss the difference between distance and displacement and look at examples of what distinguishes them from one another in both one and two dimensions.
We head to the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta track to learn about the difference between speed and velocity. Different types of velocity are explored and we investigate how to find information from a position versus time graph.
We are back at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta track to learn all about acceleration. Kinematic equations are introduced as we solve for stopping time and displacement.
We stop by a food truck to investigate three different ways to graph motion: position versus time, velocity versus time, and acceleration versus time.
We head to a football stadium to explain free fall as we work through an example problem finding the maximum height of a thrown object.
We travel onboard a boat to investigate the topic of relative velocity and to show how all motion is relative.
We enlist a high school baseball team to help show how objects behave when they travel as horizontally launched projectiles.
Students analyze conceptual, mathematical, and physical models of atoms. This unit also includes an overview of protons, neutrons, and electrons, as well as a periodic table of elements.
Despite what you see in cartoons, not all park rangers say, “Hey, Boo-Boo!” Luckily, one of ours does. You’ll want to meet her, along with the other rangers who help maintain this beautiful state park located just outside of Savannah. Not only is it a great place to get away for a few days, it’s also a great place for Teachable Moments, as we go well over our quota on this barrier island!
The focus of this unit is to help students understand the condition in which all competing influences counteract each other, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system.