Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.


Minds On Physics: Mission CG2

Minds On Physics is like good medicine. It may not taste good going down but once its effect kicks in, you feel better. Take a dose of MOPs with this mission on the topic of acceleration and net force. You'll feel better for doing so ... and so will your grade.


Concept Builder: Circular Logic

This Concept Builder gets you thinking quantitatively about the topic of velocity, acceleration and force for objects moving in circles. This is the perfect time to try it!

Physics Interactives - Circular Motion and Gravitation Section - Uniform Circular Motion simulation

Sometimes the best way to learn is to play - to experiment with a variable, make a change, and observe the effect upon a motion. This simulation allows you to do just that. 


Physics Interactives - Circular Motion and Gravitation Section - Race Track simulation

You want to play a game? Try Race Track. Put a force on a car to direct it around an oval race track in the least number of moves. Grab a friend and make it a competition. And don't forget about the Centripetal Force Requirement ... and watch your speed going into the turns.


Physics Classroom Tutorial: Circular and Satellite Motion Chapter, The Centripetal Force Requirement

This written tutorial page provides a great reference for freshening up on the topic. It is the written equivalent of our video tutorial.