Type:

Other, Manual

Description:

This NASA video segment explores how Newton's second law of motion applies to aerospace. Viewers watch an instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School as he defines the second law and demonstrates how to calculate a person's mass using the law. There is also a discussion about how people experience different g forces at the top and bottom of a roller coaster hill. Footage of the instructor in a fighter jet illustrates what it means to pull 2 and 4 g.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > Physics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

Space Day astronomy physics Newton NASA space

Language:

English

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Update Standards?

SCI.9-12.4.D: Science

calculate the effect of forces on objects, including the law of inertia, the relationship between force and acceleration, and the nature of force pairs between objects;
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