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Modeling What You See Using Video Analysis

NSTA and AAPT Event
Nov 08, 2013 in Charlotte, NC

Videos of water bottle rockets, Angry Birds, and roller coasters are all opportunities to teach physics. In video analysis students see physics in action as they collect kinematic data directly from the video and create graphs of velocity, acceleration, energy, and momentum. In this hands-on presentation we will use Tracker, a free, open-source video analysis and modeling tool to analyze videos for the classroom. Participants will learn how to use Tracker to download ready-to-use video clips from the internet and how teachers can use their student's video clips for teaching. Information about Tracker is available in the Open Source Physics Collection of the ComPADRE National Science Digital Library

The OSP Network:
Open Source Physics - Tracker - EJS Modeling
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