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Catapult - Throwing Device, Maria Huot Dec 2005

Catapult - Throwing Device, Maria Huot

Lesson Plans

Students will use multiple modeling tools to have conceptual, mathematical, and physical control over, at least, one of the variables in the design of a “Throwing Device”, to accomplish the desired goal. For safety reasons, all the devices must have a trigger mechanism.


Force And Extrusion In The Food Industry, David Rogers, Beth Hall Dec 2005

Force And Extrusion In The Food Industry, David Rogers, Beth Hall

Lesson Plans

Students will use Interactive Physics to “model” the forces needed to extrude Play-Doh. Modeling will allow the prediction of force to push flexible material through extruders. Students will compare surface area to force. Excel was used to collect data.


Modeling Traffic Patterns Using Java, Kim Meek May 2005

Modeling Traffic Patterns Using Java, Kim Meek

Lesson Plans

The students plan to create a program that models the traffic during the day at Twelve Corners. Like the Marine Biology Simulation, the cars will be able to move forward and make turns according to the traffic patterns. They will use the MBS as a guide to develop their own program, which will enable an analysis of various traffic patterns. If it turns out that this is too lofty a goal, the students will be able to make modifications to the MBS to enhance its capabilities. Either way the students will learn the MBS by applying it to a real-world ...


Freshman Class Analysis Using Agentsheets, Kristen Frank, Brian Bizzigotti May 2005

Freshman Class Analysis Using Agentsheets, Kristen Frank, Brian Bizzigotti

Lesson Plans

The 2005 CMST Challenge Project is to survey the ninth grade class at East High School to see how many of their lives are affected by: pregnancy, drug use, crime arrests, family structure, student employment, and value of education. It was very hard to find the percentages of these factors for the United States. Therefore only certain questions will be used in the simulation. The results of the survey will be run through an agent sheet simulation to estimate the number of students that will successfully graduate using the data collected from the 2004/2005 freshman class.

In order to ...


Deadly Scorpion Stings Modeled With Stella, Kristin Schwartzmeyer Apr 2005

Deadly Scorpion Stings Modeled With Stella, Kristin Schwartzmeyer

Lesson Plans

This project uses Stella to simulate a poisonous scorpion sting. By changing variables such as weight and amount of poison, students can see how quickly the poison causes death.


Ballistics, Kristin Schwartzmeyer Apr 2005

Ballistics, Kristin Schwartzmeyer

Lesson Plans

This project demonstrates the laws of gravity as well as information about the distance and speed of an object being thrown or fired.


Potential And Kinetic Energy - What's It All About?, Fayne Winter, Larry Bedgood, Susan Cooper Apr 2005

Potential And Kinetic Energy - What's It All About?, Fayne Winter, Larry Bedgood, Susan Cooper

Lesson Plans

Our investigation deals with the difference between kinetic and potential energy, and different situations that model those energies. Students needed to define kinetic and potential energy. In addition they needed to discover what the equations are to calculate these energies. Students were to investigate different situations where these energies are evident using various modeling technologies and design a tangible model they could use to assist in explaining the difference between the two energies. Once students designed these models, they needed to be able to explain where these energies exist in these situations using verbal explanations, mathematical equations, physical displays, and ...


Independent Living Modeled With Stella, Valerie J. Huff, Allison Leckinger Mar 2005

Independent Living Modeled With Stella, Valerie J. Huff, Allison Leckinger

Lesson Plans

You have graduated from high school and you want to live on your own. You are investigating different options for your living situation and expenses. There are several jobs you are considering and you must find one that will allow you to pay for all of your anticipated expenses without going into debt.

The following model allows you to set up a personal budget based on how many hours you work a month and how much you make an hour. It also allows for overtime hours at a rate of time and a half. You include such anticipated expenses as ...


Using Interactive Physics To Show Coulomb’S Law, Steve Whitman Mar 2005

Using Interactive Physics To Show Coulomb’S Law, Steve Whitman

Lesson Plans

Goals:

To test the relationship between electrostatic force vs distance

To test the relationship between electrostatic force vs charge


Roller Coaster Energy Audit –Conservation Of Energy, Steve Whitman Mar 2005

Roller Coaster Energy Audit –Conservation Of Energy, Steve Whitman

Lesson Plans

Goals:

To account for the mechanical energy of a ball rolling on the coaster

–potential energy (gravitational)

– kinetic energy

–energy lost to friction


Using A Ballistic Pendulum To Determine Muzzle Velocity Of A Marble Launcher, Steve Whitman Mar 2005

Using A Ballistic Pendulum To Determine Muzzle Velocity Of A Marble Launcher, Steve Whitman

Lesson Plans

Goals:

To use a ballistic pendulum to determine muzzle velocity of a marble launcher

To determine the kinetic energy lost in the collision

To simulate a ballistic pendulum and compare results.


Centripetal Forces: Circular Motion, Steve Whitman Mar 2005

Centripetal Forces: Circular Motion, Steve Whitman

Lesson Plans

Goal:

To test the factors which determine centripetal forces required for circular motion


Why Cells Are Small, Kendra Brewster, Henry Elich, Scott Koch Feb 2005

Why Cells Are Small, Kendra Brewster, Henry Elich, Scott Koch

Lesson Plans

Students will discover that math calculations such as surface volume, volume and shrinking and stretching concepts have a lot to do with how biological systems function. Students will participate in a lab that models the diffusion of molecules through cubes of different shapes. They will take measurements to see how far a substance diffuses into different sizes of cubes (ie cell). Students will then use Geometer's Sketch pad to manipulate sizes of different objects and be able to relate how size changes surface area & volume (shrinking & stretching). Using Geometer's Sketch pad student will collect data and use Excel ...


Cmst Summer Institute Interactive Physics Lab Guide, Steve Whitman Jan 2005

Cmst Summer Institute Interactive Physics Lab Guide, Steve Whitman

Lesson Plans

98 page Interactive Physics Lab Guide including labs on:

TITLE

EQUIPMENT

Hooke's Law

springs

Cons of Energy: IP Sim: stopping d vs V,m,g

IP

Range of a Projectile

CPO: marble launchers

Newton's Second Law

CPO: cars & ramps

Atwood Machine

Atwood Pulleys

Circular Motion Dynamics

Circular Motion Apparatus

Conservation of Energy: Rollercoasters

CPO: Rollercoaster

Planetary Motion: Kepler's 1st & 2nd Laws

Computer Lab

Planetary Motion: Kepler's 3rd Law

Computer Lab

Ballistic Pendulum

PowerAide Bottle Ballistic Pendulum

Conservation of Momentum: 1D Collisions

Air Track

SHM Kinematics: Bunjie Jumper

Spring - Mass System

Electrostatics: Coulomb's Law

Coulomb's ...