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Ch 20: Physics Lab - Motion: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Physics Lab - Motion chapter of this High School Physics Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about motion lab experiments. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all levels of motion lab topics required in a typical high school physics course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other high school physics work.
  • Identify the motion lab concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our High School Physics Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about motion and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding Newton's laws, centripetal motion, the effects of friction or any other motion lab topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their physics learning
  • Prefer learning physics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their motion lab unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in physics
  • Don't have access to their physics teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about motion simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live physics tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about motion lab experiments on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Study the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object.
  • Learn how to calculate distance and time to determine the speed of an object.
  • Find out how to graph objects in motion.
  • Study the effects of gravity and friction on acceleration.
  • Observe the application of Newton's first, second and third laws.
  • Learn facts about centripetal, orbital and projectile motion.
  • Analyze the acceleration and rotational velocity of hollow and solid balls rolled down a ramp.
  • Get information about the inverse square law of gravity.
  • Investigate gravitational accelerations on other planets and moons.

16 Lessons in Chapter 20: Physics Lab - Motion: Tutoring Solution
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.

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