The following activities target a middle school population although activities are approachable by more advanced elementary school students. The activities are also ideal for high school students to review basic concepts.
Speed, Velocity and Acceleration: What is the difference between speed and velocity? What is acceleration? Graphing Velocity and Acceleration. Testing your understanding.
Force: What is force? Measuring forces. Describing Forces. What does a force do? What is friction? Assessment Questions.
Vectors and Scalars: What is a vector quantity? Examples of Vectors. What is a Scalar Quantity? Examples of Scalars. Test your understanding of vectors and scalars.
Newtons Three Laws of Motion: See Newton's Three Laws in Latin and the English translation. Examples for each law are given..
Work, Energy and Power: Definitions for work, energy and power. Types of energy, calculating work, and power.
Electric Power and Energy --How to understand and calculate an energy bill with examples...
Difference between Mass and Weight: Great page for gifted and talented students! Some excellent challenging problems.
Gravity, Mass and Weight: Gravity, mass and weight in relation to the Solar System
Basic and Derived Units: Basic and derived units including , physical quantities, symbols for units of measure.
Mathematical Relationships in Science: See Lab 5, Acceleration.