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PhysicsQuest 2020: Katherine Johnson

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Four activities based on force and motion.


On this year's quest, the incredible life and work of NASA's Katherine Johnson frames four activities based on force and motion. Students will learn the physics of falling, swinging, flinging, and the basics of orbital motion that Katherine Johnson used to help put the first Americans in space. Lessons and experiments include: How mass affects falling objects (both on Earth and the Moon), Changing variables to affect pendulum motion, Projectile motion with desk-mounted slingshots, and Circular motion and centripetal force by swinging and launching Wiffle balls with string. In each activity you will find a teacher's manual and a student manual with extension activities and resources to further your exploration.

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