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Acceleration Applets

How does an iPhone measure acceleration?
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YouTube. 4 mins 4 Star
       
Air Force flight surgeon John Paul Stapp subjected himself to a number of extreme experiments in order to acquire data on the human body's ability to withstand extreme forces link YouTube. 4 mins 4 Star
       
Freefall
     
How did Galileo discover his law of falling objects?
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Nice 3 min video from teachersdomain.org 4 Star
       
Galileo experiment - dropping hammer and feather on the moon.
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YouTube - 1 min - quality isn't great 3 Star
Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber
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Perfect for a repeat of the ball and feather demonstration. YouTube - 4 mins 4 Star
Brianiac try it in their own inimitable style
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YouTube - 6 mins 4 Star
 
   
Skydiving      
Physics of Skydiving and terminal velocity Explained in terms of forces. From waowen.screaming.net 4 Star
 

Colonel Joe Kittinger sky-dives from space!
YouTube - 2 mins

4 Star
  Web-site about those who have survived incredible falls. Text-based. From greenharbor.com 3 Star
       
Mandatory experiments      
To measure acceleration - simulation of a ticker-timer link Nice simulation from mathsphysics.com 4 Star
Measuring acceleration with a ticker-timer link YouTube video from c4science 4 Star
To measure a constant acceleration using an air track link YouTube video from c4science 4 Star
To measure g by freefall - simulation link Nice simulation from mathsphysics.com 4 Star
To measure g by freefall - demonstration

MyYoutube - 10 mins

4 Star