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Applied Maths: Linear Acceleration Applets

Distance versus displacement Short but effective applet explaining the difference between distance and displacement 4 Star
Displacement-time and Velocity-time graphs We visited this site in the last chapter, but it's useful to review it here 4 Star
  The single greatest site out there for learning about velocity-time graphs. Unfortunately the site is blocked in most schools. It's open page is also not helpful 5 Star
  Drop a tennis ball down a tube, and then by clicking on graph, you get a graph of displacement, velocity or acceleration against time. From explorelearning.com so limited to 5 minutes
5 Star
Galileo experiment - dropping hammer and feather on the moon. YouTube - 1 min - quality isn't great 3 Star
  link From a different site (in case you don't have YouTube in school) 3 Star
And dropping them from the tower of Pisa (in a bell jar!) Animation of famous Galileo experiment 5 Star
How did Galileo discover his law of falling objects? Nice 3 min video from teachersdomain.org 4 Star
Physics of Skydiving and terminal velocity      
Graph representing velocity of a skydiver from absorblearning.com  
Explained in terms of forces Short and Simple animation 3 Star
  Another perspective 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 3 Star
Apply the brakes Test your reaction time 4 Star
An investigation into stopping distances A basic simulation plus graph of car braking, then coming to a stop. From absorblearning.com 3 Star
Catch up Simple animation plus graph 3 Star
Avoid a crash Simple animation plus graph 3 Star