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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
  
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W. Roth, C. McRobbie, K. Lucas, and S. Boutonné, J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 34 (5), 509-533 (1998).
This study was designed to find out why students may fail to learn from teacher demonstrations. In the context of an interpretive study in an Australian senior-year high school…
  
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P. Tesler, P. Doherty, and N. Wanner
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This website, developed by the Exploratorium Museum, analyzes the physics of skateboarding in great detail. It goes into many different 'tricks' and the effect of materials and…
  
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This is an activity for students to design and analyze a Rube-Goldberg Machine. The goal is for the students to calculate the time it takes to complete the motion of the machine.…
  
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This web page describes motion of an object traveling in a circle. The need for centripetal force to maintain the object's acceleration is derived using algebra and the Pythagoras…
  
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This 6-minute video stars a young boy who is concerned about spinning through space until he is introduced to a Foucault pendulum. He learns all about how French scientist Leon…
  
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This is an online laboratory where students look at either video clips or Flash simulations that model an amusment park ride. Students then use a stop watch to measure velocity and…
Swing Ride Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Swing Ride Model simulates a type of ride that can be found at many carnivals and amusement parks. Riders sit in chairs suspended from the ends of support cables. These supports…
Simple Circular Motion Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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This simulation is a simple model of a Merry-Go-Round. You can set the rotational speed and adjust the radial distance with sliders to see how these factors influence the net force…
Merry Mixer Ride Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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Anyone who has ridden "The Scrambler" ride at an amusement park will be familiar with the system depicted in this simulation. The Merry Mixer Ride Model shows the interaction of two…
  
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This lab allows students to explore the impact of mass distribution for the motion of cylinders rolling down slopes. Two cylinders that look the same may roll down a hill at…
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