Motion

Makey Takey: Forces and Motion

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This kit is designed for use in the 3rd grade classroom. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standard 3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

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Space Force

Find space treasure with physics! As a member of the starship Copernicus, you’ll use force, motion, and mass to recover lost riches.

Moving Things (2013)

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A ball flying through the air, a deer walking in the woods, and a flowing river - these are all examples of moving things. This action-packed video explores the characteristics of things in motion. Special attention is given to the forces that initiate and change the movement of things.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
Moving Things

Things in Motion (2004)

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Students will learn about force and the effects of force on objects. Visual examples and real-life demonstrations promote an understanding of how things move.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:15
Things in Motion

108 Stitches: The Physics in Baseball (2004)

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Shows the various physical forces at play in the pitch, the hit, the flight of the ball and the run around the bases. DVD includes 4 programs: 1. The Pitch takes a look at gravity, air drag, and the Magnus force. 2.

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Middle
High
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00:28
108 Stitches: The Physics in Baseball

All About Motion & Balance (2000, 2004)

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Understanding the world around us can be a real adventure! That's the message in this 11-part series for children in grades K-4. Kids travel along as our young host explores the world of physical science and how it can be seen, touched and understood in everyday life.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:23
All About Motion & Balance

Laws of Motion (1999)

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Isaac Newton himself shows students how gravity, friction, and inertia are related to mass, force, and momentum. Exciting graphics and re-creations allow students to see how Newton's laws of motion relate to real life. Experiments with roller blades, baseballs, and other common objects encourage students to make science exploration recreational.

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Elementary
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00:17
Laws of Motion

Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part II (2001)

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Includes: 1: Newton's Law - Rest Inertia of Massive Ball; 2: Newton's 2nd Law - Effects of a varies net force on a body's motion; 3: Newton's 3rd Law - Reaction Cart/Projected Ball Bearings; 4: Terminal Velocity - Air resistance acting on a free-falling body; 5: Motion of Center of Mass - system with internally moving components; 6: Motion of Center of Mass - Projected boomerang and tennis

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High
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part II

Human Transportation (1995)

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is on the move with the “Human Transportation” episode.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:23
Human Transportation

Motion (1998)

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Bill gets things rolling and then puts on the brakes to demonstrate how things can’t move or stop moving by themselves.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:23
Motion

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