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Motion Song

Friction Song

Newton's Laws Song

Acceleration The Tortoise and the Hare

Speed vs. Velocity

Speed Velocity & Acceleration

Consider this…. Many things that happen in sports are affected by the amount of “running start” or initial speed that the athlete can produce.

Running Start Video Clips basketball skateboarding hockey gymnastics pole vaulting horse jumping long jumping hang gliding lacrosse cricket

  • What determines the amount of horizontal distance a basketball player travels while “hanging” in the air for a slam dunk?
  • How do hockey players keep moving across the ice at high speeds without “pumping” their skates?
  • Why do the best long jumpers have to build up so much speed before they jump?

Billy Nye


PHET Lab: Motion of a Cart

Bill Nye Motion Schooltube 19:55 min
Real World Science: Forces full video 18 min
Force: Push or Pull (Discovery Ed) 3:14 min (part of above video)
Physical Science: Forces and Gravity (Disc Ed) 20:20 min
Intro to Forces part of above video (Discovery Ed) 3:21 min
Sir Isaac Newton's 3 Laws of Motion (Disc Ed) 13:56

Force & Motion Jeopardy