This entertaining mini-lesson engages the learner in physical activity to explore the effects of a twisting force (torque) on rotational motion. By mimicking the motion of a skateboarder, learners gain an intuitive understanding of the law of conservation of angular momentum. This activity is part of a larger set of materials on the science of skateboarding developed by The Exploratorium museum.
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- Grade 9
Keywords:Motion in Two Dimensions,NSDL,rotational motion,Undergraduate (Lower Division),angular momentum,Classical Mechanics,Linear Momentum,rotational inertia,Applications of Newton's Laws,Informal Education,Higher Education,torque,Physics,rotational dynamics,Newton's Second Law,skateboard,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070110113612610T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Rotational Dynamics,Technology
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