Everything moves in our universe. From the tireless working ants, to the rain falling, to the Earth's rotation. For centuries, motion was qualitative and not quantitative. However, with Sir Isaac Newton's publication in 1687, his three laws of motion established the foundation of classical mechanics. Quantities that describe motion can be calculated precisely. Motion leads to collision, where two or more bodies exert forces on each other for a relatively short time. Through this workshop, students will be able to investigate the relationship between a body and the forces acting upon it, and its motion in response to those forces. Students will also observe and compare between elastic and inelastic collisions and discuss how these collisions can impact us in real-life. In the optional advanced version of the workshop, students will be able to determine momentum as a conserved physical quantity.
Dynamics (Newton's Laws of Motion, Linear Momentum)
|Delivery Type ||Lecture Demonstration |
|Level ||S3, S4, S5, JC1, JC2 |
|Number of Pax ||15 to 40|
|Duration ||2.50 hours |
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