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Lab #6.3b Mechanics: Chapter 6  the Weight
Lab #6.3b Mechanics: Chapter 6 the Weight

Purpose In this activity, you will investigate the relationship between weight and mass. Discussion Mass and weight are different quantities. Mass is a measure of an object's inertia, the extent to which an object resists changes to its state of...

Lab #6.3a Mechanics: Chapter 6  Putting the Cart Before the Horse
Lab #6.3a Mechanics: Chapter 6 Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Purpose In this activity, you will observe the motion of a variety of objects under a variety of conditions. You will interpret your observations to learn the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. Discussion Some of the most fundamental laws...

Balloon Helicopter
Balloon Helicopter

The balloon helicopter is a classic toy with a simple design. The physics that explains its motion, though, can be difficult to explain. Students will observe the motion of the helicopter and study its construction before applying Newton's 3rd Law...