LIGO Motion Explorations 2011

Downhill Race Measure motion under constant acelleration http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/Downhillrace/Downhillrace.htm

Falling rhythm, dropped objects accelerate too quickly under gravity for you to measure their motion, however you can hear their motion.
http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/mathematics/fallingrhythm.htm

Curved track: Gravtity's Rainbow, Tautochrone and tides: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/curvedtrack/CurvedTrack.htm

Reaction timer, use a ruler falling with constant acceleration under gravity to calculate your reaction time http://www.exo.net/~pauld/books/car_science/reactiontimer.html

Tide explorer: three marbles rolled along a groove with the shape y = -1/x will show the motion of objects in freefall near the earth. The marbles separate because they experience tidal forces.
http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/tides/tidesgravity.htm

Domino Model of a Nerve measure motion at constant velocity, and then explore how it depends on the spacing between the dominos.
http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day15current/Domino_model_of_a_nerve/Domino_model_of_a_nerve.html

Waves on a phonecord Travel at a constant speed which you can measure: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day10waves/slowwavesonaphonecord2.html

Terminal Velocity, after accelerating downward a shrt distance a coffee filter will approach a constant terminal velocity. http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/flying/TerminalVelocity.html

A frictionless airpuck on a level surface travels at constant speed.: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/frictionless_cd_puck.html

Simply measure the period of a pendulum http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/pendulums/pendulums.html

Motion walking functions: http://philo.exploratorium.edu/~loril/activities/Walking%20Functions.pdf

Walking function 2 (different speeds) Velocity and Slope

Just when you think everything falls at a constant acceleration of g try this, Falling Slinky http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/drop_a_slinky.html

Web Resources

LIGO Livingston Science Education Center: http://www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/worksheets/SEC/sechome.html

The Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Teacher Institute: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ti/

Index of activities: http://www.exploratorium.edu/educate/index.html

Iron Science Teacher: http://www.exploratorium.edu/iron_science/index.php

Images and videos for teachers: http://nsdl.exploratorium.edu/nsdl/welcome.do

Exploratorium You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Exploratorium

Paul Doherty: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/

List of activities: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/site_map.html

Lori Lambertson: http://philo.exploratorium.edu/~loril/

Eric Muller: http://www.exo.net/%7Eemuller/

Larry Braile Earth Science: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/indexlinks/educ.htm

 Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty © 2011 26 Oct 2011