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Ch 10: Understanding Motion: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Understanding Motion unit of this High School Physical Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled studentslearn various definitions and equations related to motion. 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 Physical Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about scientific formulas and concepts. There is no faster or easier way to learn about physical science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the implications of mechanics on different objects.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a physical science 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 an Understanding Motion unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Understanding Motion Unit Objectives:

  • Find out a formula for calculating acceleration.
  • Learn how to use speed and velocity formulas.
  • Complete practice problems on projectile motion.
  • Give the definition of motion.
  • Learn about uniform circular motion.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Understanding Motion: Homeschool Curriculum
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What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations

1. What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what motion is and use basic equations of motion to solve problems. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

2. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.

What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

3. What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

This lesson describes the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. Examples are used to help you understand the concept of acceleration and learn to calculate acceleration with a mathematical formula.

Implications of Mechanics on Objects

4. Implications of Mechanics on Objects

Forces act on objects causing them to move. Mechanics is the field of science designated to the study of moving objects. This lesson describes how forces act on objects resulting in motion. Examples are used to describe how forces interact resulting in both simple and complex movement.

Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

5. Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what uniform circular motion is, in terms of both acceleration and forces. You will also be able to use equations for centripetal force and acceleration to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Projectile Motion Practice Problems

6. Projectile Motion Practice Problems

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to use the sets of equations that are used to solve projectile motion problems. Learn how to manipulate them to find the answer you need.

Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

7. Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

A projectile is any object that is given an initial velocity and then follows a path determined entirely by gravity. In this lesson, we will introduce projectile motion and touch on a few key facts to keep in mind when working through these problems.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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