# Physics

Created by dmercier01, last updated 2015-11-13

#### Catapults!

Newton's second law

friction

#### Take an Egg for a Spin

friction, KE & PE

#### Strange Attractor: Observe Chaotic Motion

force of gravity & magnets

#### Leaning Tower of Pasta

building with pasta & marshmallows

#### Rubber Band Boat

intro to KE/PE & newton's laws

#### Motion Madness: Choose the Winner

online game/s challenge/competition

momentum/energy

#### Origami Flying Disk

Bernouli's principle

period

angular momentum

friction

#### A Pressing Engagement

atmospheric pressure

inertia, KE & PE

fast or slow

#### Finding the Sweet Spot

waves, sweet spot of a bb bat

Design challenge

#### Rubber Band newton Scale

spring scale in Newtons

PE & KE

#### Catapult

cheap/inexpensive

#### Newton Car

Newtons' second law of motion

#### FlyBy Math: Distance-Rate-Time Problems in Air Traffic Control

distance-rate-time problem

average distance

Forces

#### Extra Bounce

conservation of energy & momentum

#### Gravity Fail

Learners discover that different forces dominate at different size scales. Use this activity to talk about how different things behave at the nanoscale. NEED TO PURCHASE minature cups - See more at: http://howtosmile.org/record/13018#sthash.KNBgomvh.dpuf

#### The Electric Squeeze

In this activity/demo about piezoelectricity, learners discover how some crystals produce electricity when squeezed. Learners investigate the history of piezoelectricity, how it's used, and how it's applied in nanotechnology. Learners make electric sparks, handle models and listen to cheesy music. - See more at: http://howtosmile.org/record/13037#sthash.LMkPnxC5.dpuf