Beginning Physics - Graphing
Destructive Force of Earthquakes
Use the link below to investigate earthquakes; complete at least 8 trials using as many different variables as possible.
Complete a table with each variable as follows:
Aftermath, provide a brief synopsis on the appearance of the building.
Answer the following questions during this investigation:
1. What are the two types of seismic waves (research this)?
2. Which method of reinforcement seemed to be most effective for tremors?
3. Did you find a system of reinforcement that was effective for super quakes?
4. In your opinion, which ground type would you consider building your own home on? Why did you make this choice?
5. After some research, describe how and where earthquakes travel. (50 words)
6. Provide government and private sector methods that countries like Japan and Inodnesia apply to prevent massive earthquake destruction. (50 words)
Beginning Physics - Graphical Analysis
Lunar Landing Practice
Create a table for this activity in your journal containing the appropriate values for the experimental Lunar Landing. Your columns should at the very least include - Landing speed, type of landing (were there injuries), range, fuel, comments (your comments should discuss how you will do the next landing or the prior landing). Please do 8 trials.
Goal: You must master landing the lunar craft AND taking off again (you will eventually have to work in teams).
Beginning Physics - Problem Solving
Stop Disasters...Saving Lives!
What is the ISDR?
ISDR stands for International Strategy for Disaster Reduction The Strategy brings many organizations, universities, institutions together for a common objective: reducing the number of dead and injured by disasters triggered by natural hazards.
Why do we differentiate disasters from natural hazards?
Natural hazards, such as floods, earthquakes and volcanoes, do not need to become disasters. For example, if volcanoes erupt in a location where nobody lives, the volcano eruption is just a natural hazard, but not a disaster. But if people living around the volcanoes are affected and even killed by the volcano eruption, in this case, the volcano eruption becomes a disaster.
Before you began, investigate the following:
Complete the Tsunami Build
Provide a synopsis (approximately 50 words) summarizing the report provided on the virtual lab when the timer expires.
Stop Disaster Website
Beginning Physics - Scientific Notation
Electromagnetic Spectrum Visualization
Using the link below, complete the attached laboratory:
Electromagnetic Spectrum Virtual Lab
When electrically charged particles move, electromagnetic waves are produced. These waves travel outward, or radiate, from the charged particles. Visible light is an electromagnetic wave, as are radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves, ultraviolet waves, and X rays. All the different types of electromagnetic waves form the electromagnetic spectrum.
All electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed in a vacuum - 300,000,000 meters per second - but their frequencies and wavelengths vary. The frequency of a wave is the number of wavelengths that pass a point in one second. Frequency is measured in hertz, where one hertz means one wavelength passes by every second. Electromagnetic waves are transverse waves, so wavelength is the distance from one crest or trough to the next. In a transverse wave, matter moves back and forth at right angles to the direction the wave travels.
Because all electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed, the wavelength of an electromagnetic wave decreases as the frequency increases. So, waves with short wavelengths have high frequencies. The energy carried by an electromagnetic wave increases as the frequency of the wave increases: waves with higher frequencies carry more energy.
The wavelengths and frequencies of electromagnetic waves vary greatly. For example, wavelengths range from many meters for radio waves to lengths much smaller than the size of atoms for gamma rays. Scientific notation can be used to express numbers that are very small or very large. In scientific notation, a number is expressed as a decimal part times 10 raised to a power.
In this Virtual Lab, you will match descriptions of types of electromagnetic radiation to animations of waves. Then, you will calculate the wavelength of each wave. The speed of a wave equals its frequency times its wavelength.
After you have completed the above steps, order the types of electromagnetic radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum by their frequency and wavelength.
Using the link and chart below, complete the attached laboratory: