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Friday, December 18, 2009

Physics Carol

In this glog is the lyrics for a song "Wondrous Physicsland" written by me, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."  I hope that you enjoy!
 Wondrous Physicsland Carol Lyrics Glog

PS: I also wrote a short carol entitled "Hark - Newton's Second Law of Motion" written by me, sung to the tune of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."  It is short, but it is sweet!

"Hark - Newton's Second Law of Motion":
Newton’s second law of motion,
Describes how objects accelerate,
Sigma f equals ma,
That is what helps us to say.

That the intensity of a force,
Depends upon the mass of course.

The cause and effect linked in a definite way,
That is what this law can say,
Understanding bodies moving away,
The second law now saves the day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reflection: Newton's First Law of Motion

During this lesson about Newton's First Law of Motion, I have learned numerous concepts which are expanded upon in the following Glogster.  The Glogster contains information about some of what I have learned about this lesson, what I have found difficult to understand, my problem-solving skills, and some connections between the learned concepts and real world situations.

Newton's 1st Law of Motion & Translational Equilibrium

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Content: Pixton - Reindeer Flight School

This comic strip gives some introductory material about projectile motion to Santa's reindeer in training.

Content: Glog- Santa's Fun with Objects in Motion

This Glog gives a brief overview of motion in general, helping to describe the development of projectile motion at an angle.

Santa's Fun with Objects in Motion

Fun Game with Santa as a Projectile

Just for kicks. A little game concerning Santa and projectile motion. Click anywhere on the screen to start the elves running. Then, click on catapult to pull back Santa and release to launch.  The goal is to achieve the greatest distance that is possible.

Projectile Santa


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Content: Blabber- Santa and Rudolph discuss projectile motion

In this Blabber, Santa and Rudolph are discussing the concepts of projectile motion after Rudolph's 1st day in Reindeer Flight School. I have tagged on something on the end just for fun. Have a good time!!!

Part 1 of 3 Blabbers of Projectile Motion


Part 2 of 3 Blabbers of Projectile Motion


Part 3 of 3 Blabbers of Projectile Motion


Just for Fun!!! We Wish You A Merry Christmas


We Wish You A Merry Christmas: iTunes - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Content: The Night Before Christmas - Physics Style

In this Glog, you will see a remix of the poem "The Night Before Christmas" in a physics point of view.  The equations in the ornaments to the side of the poem are equations used when working with objects in projectile motion at an angle above the horizontal.  The "Finding Components" equations discuss how the find the x and y components of a velocity if the have the resultant velocity.  The second set of equations named "Position Components" discusses how to find the range and height of a projectile if you have the time and the original component velocities.  The last set of equations named "Velocity Components" discusses how to find the component velocities of an object at any point in time if you have the original velocities and time.

Content: Glog: The Night Before Christmas Physics Style

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Content: Projectile Motion- Santa's Knowledge

The fact that Santa knows the acceleration due to gravity of objects on earth (9.8m/s/s, down) is crucial in understanding and being able to use the equations in projectile motion.

Falling reindeer picture:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wordle: Feeling like a Mega Physics wordle has to be made

Here is another try at a Wordle that is entitled "Everything Learned in the First Trimester": Physics Skills, Kinematics in one and two dimensions and a thouch of Dynamics (I have make it large so you can see everything. :) )

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My first wordle!! It has to be about physics...Duh!

When writing a wordel, the topic can tell a lot about its creator. For me, physics is the way to go.

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