Category Archives: How can motion be described and explained?

Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

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Helium Balloon In Car

Which way will the balloon move as the car changes it motion?

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Veritasium – Misconceptions About Falling Objects

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Physics Girl – Stacked Ball Drop

What happens when you drop a perfectly balanced stack of balls? And how is the result like a supernova? The classic momentum transfer demonstration, at the next level.

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Forces quiz

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Momentum & energy quiz

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Kinematics quiz

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Brian Cox visits the world’s biggest vacuum chamber

Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space.

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Stopping distance simulation

This animation shows how the braking distance of a car is determined by the speed of the car and the road conditions. Enter a speed from 0 – 120km/h & a reaction time from 0 to 2 seconds to calculate … Continue reading

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Forces & motion quiz

Registered users can complete the Forces and motion task with 20 multiple choice questions.

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