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Movement

Resources, Classroom Activities,

Assessment Ideas, IT Applications

Resources

Text Resources

  • Daish, C B 1972, The Physics of Ball Games, English Universities Press
  • Griffing, DF 1987, The Dynamics of Sport, Dalog.
  • Hay, JC 1985, The Biomechanics of Sports Techniques, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
  • Schrier, EW & Allman, WF (eds) 1987, Newton at the Bat: The Science in Sports, Macmillan, New York.

Audiovisual Resources

It is recommended that teachers should view any video before purchase.

  • Marcom Projects: Energy Work and Power, Newton's Laws of Motion, What is Kinematics
  • ABC: Pathways to Australian Science - Ep 1: Gravity, Orbits and Asteroids

Videos

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Generic

Egg and fitted sheet

8.01 MB

Students throw a raw egg at a fitted sheet hung from the ceiling. Motion, air bag, impulse. 23 sec avi file.

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Newton's 3rd law of Motion

34.1 MB

An ASPEN video showing a stoppered and tilted test tube of ether on an air tack glider. The ether is warmed by a small burner. The pressure increases, then pushes the stopper from the tube, the glider goes backwards. Motion, Newton's 3rd Law, rockets. 1:50 min mpeg file. ASPEN is the Asian Physics Education Network, a group which operates under the auspices of UNESCO to promote and communicate developments in university physics education in the Asian region.

Generic

Effect of acceleration on the face

51.3 kB

The cheeks are pushed back. Motion, acceleration. 2 sec Quicktime file.

Generic

Flying Boomerang in free fall in a spacecraft

742 kB

Inside an orbiting space craft a boomerang is thrown and returns. Motion, flight, lift. 19 sec mp4 file.

Relevant papers from recent Physics Teachers Conferences

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Adobe PDF

Using 'Conceptual Understanding Procedures' (CUPs) in the teaching of Motion

52.1 kB

Material from the workshop by Pam Mulhall, University of Melbourne at the 2011 Physics Teachers Conference.

Adobe PDF

The Helicopter: A context for Unit 2 Movement and Flight

2.62 MB

Th pdf file from a presentation by Kelvin Barraclough from Gisborne Secondary College at the 2008 Physics Teachers Conference.

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Classroom Activities

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Assessment Ideas

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Text

Force, Impulse and Momentum Test

22.8 kB

Force, Impulse and Momentum Unit Test.

Text

Straight Line Motion

75.3 kB

A test on straight line motion.

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IT Applications: Useful websites and applets

Useful Websites

Applets

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