Ch 20: Physics Lab Experiments: Motion: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Physics Lab Experiments: Motion chapter of this High School Physics: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master motion. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of motion.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering motion lab experiments material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about motion. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the way to determine the speed of a particular object
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning physics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about motion
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra physics learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Physics Lab Experiments: Motion chapter exam.

Why It Works

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Physics Lab Experiments: Motion chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any motion question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a motion unit of a standard high school physics course. Topics covered include:

  • Effects of forces on objects
  • Newton's laws
  • Determining the speed of an object
  • Graphing motion and acceleration
  • Relationships between mass, force, and acceleration
  • Effects of friction
  • Momentum and collisions
  • Potential and kinetic energy
  • Studying centripedal motion
  • Inertia and universal gravitation

16 Lessons in Chapter 20: Physics Lab Experiments: Motion: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Forces Imposed on Objects: Physics Lab

1. Forces Imposed on Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a force is and complete an investigation of what forces are required to move various objects. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's First Law: Physics Lab

2. Newton's First Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what Newton's First Law is and describe some physics labs/demonstrations that provide evidence for the law in real life. A short quiz will follow.

Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab

3. Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the speed of an object is and how to calculate it in real life situations. A short quiz will follow.

Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

4. Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to measure the motion of an object and plot position-time and velocity-time graphs based on your data. A short quiz will follow.

Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

5. Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what acceleration is and collect data to determine the acceleration of an object using graphical methods. A short quiz will follow.

Acceleration & Gravity: Physics Lab

6. Acceleration & Gravity: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how objects fall under gravity. You will also learn how to prove, by experiment, that the acceleration due to gravity is approximately 9.8 m/s/s. A short quiz will follow.

Gravity & Projectile Motion: Physics Lab

7. Gravity & Projectile Motion: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to define projectile motion and use the equations of projectile motion to make predictions about motion in a real-life scenario. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's Second Law: Physics Lab

8. Newton's Second Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain Newton's 2nd Law and use real-life evidence to show that the basic ideas behind the equation are correct. A short quiz will follow.

The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

9. The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why friction exists when two surfaces move alongside each other. We'll also conduct investigations to compare the amount of friction created by different materials. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's Third Law: Physics Lab

10. Newton's Third Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson and completing the lab, you will be able to explain what Newton's 3rd Law is, and use an equation to show why two forces can be equal and opposite, and still lead to two objects moving in different ways. A short quiz will follow.

Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab

11. Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what conservation of momentum is and conduct an experiment to demonstrate conservation of momentum. You can also take the short quiz to test your knowledge.

Energy Conversions Using Inclined Planes: Physics Lab

12. Energy Conversions Using Inclined Planes: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what conservation of energy is and use it to calculate how much energy is lost to friction when an object goes down a ramp. A short quiz will follow.

Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab

13. Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what centripetal motion is, provide an example of centripetal forces, and use the equation for centripetal force in a real-life scenario to calculate the tension in a string. A short quiz will follow.

Rotational Inertia: Physics Lab

14. Rotational Inertia: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what rotational inertia is and take data to calculate the rotational inertia of a flywheel. A short quiz will follow.

Universal Gravitation: Physics Lab

15. Universal Gravitation: Physics Lab

Universal gravitation is the link that keeps the universe from falling in on itself. In this lesson, we see how it works and discuss how to use the formula of universal gravitation to find out differing weights.

Stable Orbital Motion of a Satellite: Physics Lab

16. Stable Orbital Motion of a Satellite: Physics Lab

In this lab, you're going to learn about satellites in stable orbital motion. You will set up an experiment to simulate the orbit of a satellite and explore the shapes this orbit can take.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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