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Title: Human Propulsion PDF
Url: http://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/human_energy/P04_hpropulsioncaps...
Creator: Pratte, John
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson points out that the motion of objects (velocity or acceleration) is almost never constant, and applies this idea to the motion of a person walking. The discussion covers the energy transfers involved in walking and in some other forms of human-powered transportation (crutches, bicycle, wheelchair), and the velocity and acceleration of an object that is moving in one dimension. The lesson includes an activity in which students use an accelerometer attached to a student volunteer to measure instantaneous acceleration in three dimensions, and calculate the total work which is done.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion -- Velocity. Speed
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Energy transfer
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Ecology -- Energy transfer
Physics -- Motion
Physics -- Speed
Physics -- Velocity
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-12-17 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-12-16 18:30:58 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
Full Record Views: 48
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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