Ch 16: Fluid Mechanics in Physics: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Fluid Mechanics in Physics unit of this High School Physics Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about theories related to fluid mechanics. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Physics Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about general definitions, equations and calculations related to fluid mechanics. There is no faster or easier way to learn about physics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to explain the theory of continuity and its applications to fluids in motion.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a physics curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Fluid Mechanics in Physics unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Fluid Mechanics in Physics Unit Objectives:

  • Define density and explain its characteristics.
  • Explain hydrostatic pressure.
  • Calculate locations of equal pressure in a fluid.
  • Learn to apply Archimedes' principle.
  • Explain the equation of continuity.
  • Learn to convert among the units of pressure.
  • Discuss Torricelli's Theorem.
  • Apply Bernoulli's equation to fluids in motion.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: Fluid Mechanics in Physics: Homeschool Curriculum
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Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics

1. Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics

Fluids really know how to move! As flowing materials, fluids have some unique properties that help us understand and describe them. In this lesson you'll explore what fluids are and how they are defined in the world of physics.

What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples

2. What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is, give examples of high and low density, and calculate density using an equation. A short quiz will follow.

Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions

3. Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions

Have you ever wondered what pressure is and how it gets measured? In this lesson, we are going to define pressure and explain some of the units that are used to express measurements of pressure.

Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations

4. Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations

This video lesson will introduce you to hydrostatic pressure in a liquid, as well as provide examples for how to calculate the liquid's pressure at a given depth.

Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

5. Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

Knowledge of the buoyant force is important when trying to understand why some objects float while other objects sink. In this lesson you'll learn about this unique force and how we apply it to various situations using Archimedes' Principle.

Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation

6. Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation

Fluids rarely stay put, so we need to understand how they move. In this lesson, you will learn about how the movement of fluids is influenced by the space it passes through, as well as see examples of how to calculate aspects of this movement.

Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples

7. Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples

Understanding how a moving fluid's speed and pressure change as it flows along is not only important for building airplanes but also for backyard fun. In this video lesson you'll learn about Bernoulli's principle and identify some practical applications of this concept.

Bernoulli's Equation: Formula, Examples & Problems

8. Bernoulli's Equation: Formula, Examples & Problems

Bernoulli's equation describes an important relationship between pressure, speed, and height of an ideal fluid. In this lesson you will learn Bernoulli's equation, as well as see through an example how in an ideal fluid, the dynamics of that fluid remain constant.

Torricelli's Theorem: Tank Experiment, Formula and Examples

9. Torricelli's Theorem: Tank Experiment, Formula and Examples

Torricelli's theorem has practical applications in everyday life. This physical law explains an important relationship between fluid exit velocity and the height of that fluid in a container. Here, you will learn about this relationship as well as see how to calculate exit velocity using Torricelli's theorem.

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