# BCLN Learning Material

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### There are many interesting elements - pick an element, any element. What is known about your chosen element?

*Topics: * periodic table, element

### What causes a gravitational force? How does it vary with distance? How can we determine the Universal Law of Gravitation and the gravitational constant?

*Topics: * Cavendish, physics, gravitation

### What forces are present when you are rotating on a merry-go-round? How do you know you are accelerating? What role does friction play? What do Ladybugs have to do with any of this?

*Topics: * circular motion, physics, centripetal force

### How can we create "artificial gravity" in deep space? How can we ensure that our astronauts experience 9.8 g's? Can movies offer us some insight into this?

*Topics: * centripetal force, gravity, circular motion

### What happens when a Ferris wheel spins too fast? What does it feel like at the top? At the bottom? How can we design a safe ride?

*Topics: * centripetal force, physics, circular motion

### What are Cathode Ray Tubes? Can you interpret the results of a series of famous experiments to help explain what these mysterious "rays" actually are?

*Topics: * cathode ray tubes, electric field, electrostatics

### How do we represent electric fields? How do they vary with distance? Can you predict charges based on the fields they create? Can you "discover" Coulomb's Constant experimentally?

*Topics: * electrostatics, field lines, electric field

### Can you match free-body-diagrams with descriptions of motion? Are you able to create basic kinematics graphs based on these diagrams and your understanding of Newton's Laws?

*Topics: * forces, vectors, free-body diagrams

### Can you predict the outcome of a collision based on the properties of the objects involved? What makes some collisions more violent than others?

*Topics: * impulse, momentum, collision

### How do CS investigators use skid marks to analyze an accident scene?

*Topics: * friction, kinematics, dynamics

### How can you determine the overall uncertainty in your result based on the uncertainty in your measurements?

*Topics: * physics, uncertainty, error analysis

### "You shall not pass!"… Unless you can analyze this famous video clip from Fellowship of the Rings. Can you calculate the length of Balrog's whip?

*Topics: * free-fall, physics, kinematics

### What techniques do software engineers, or CGI architects, use to create realistic, animated videos? How do they manipulate the laws of physics to render a whimsical experience?

*Topics: * kinematics, projectile, video analysis

### What do firefighters and water fountain architects have in common? A mastery of projectile motion.

*Topics: * kinematics, physics, projectile motion

### What are the properties of a projectile that make its path predictable? How can we be sure that the "human cannonball" hits the safe target?

*Topics: * kinematics, physics, projectile

### Real world motion should adhere to the laws of physics. Can you predict various the motion graphs for a given projectile? What assumptions do we make?

*Topics: * kinematics, video analysis, projectile

### We all know that great athletes are physically strong. But they are also very “efficient” at what they do. What does this mean?

*Topics: * energy, human kinetics, efficiency

### What energy transformations are involved with a HotWheels track? Why are some tracks more efficient than others?

*Topics: * conservation of energy, efficiency

### What are the energy transformations involved when riding in a skatepark? Can you design a more efficient riding experience?

*Topics: * efficiency, energy conservation, skatepark

### Can you design a circuit to specifications using a schematic? How can Ohm’s Law help in the design? Can you test your design with ammeters and voltmeters?

*Topics: * Ohm's Law, resistors, circuits

### What is meant by “reverse engineering”? Have you ever taken apart something electronic to see how it works? Can you make it better with a few modifications?

*Topics: * circuits, schematics, reverse engineering

### Why do batteries get warm when they are overworked? Why are some batteries more expensive than others? How can we test the performance of a battery?

*Topics: * emf, terminal voltage, battery

### Are you clever enough to determine unknown circuit components by analyzing voltages and currents from other, more accessible, areas? What does it mean to measure a parameter “indirectly”?

*Topics: * Kirchhoff, Ohm's Law, parallel, circuits

### Your body digests food on the daily, what are some issues that can arise during this process?

*Topics: * Digestive system, stomach, Digestive issues

### In physics, we often interpret motion using graphs. Can you look at a graph and determine the motion being represented?

*Topics: * kinematics, physics, graphing

### How do surveyors or geographers determine the heights of extremely tall objects? How can height be determined indirectly with simple physics?

*Topics: * projectiles, trigonometry, kinematics

### How can we predict the velocities for the masses involved in a simple explosion? What about the forces involved? Momentum and Impulse play a key role.

*Topics: * impulse, momentum, explosions

### Collisions happen all of the time. Can you predict the outcome of a simple one-dimensional collision? What physical laws are important? What is conserved?

*Topics: * conservation, impulse, momentum

### How can we build a model to better visualize how our circulatory system works?

*Topics: * blood, heart, model, circulatory system

### Robotic limbs play an important role in many people's lives. Can you build your own robotic arm?

*Topics: * artificial limbs, technology, robotic arm

### The air we breathe is filled with oxygen. How can we prove this?

*Topics: * lungs, respiratory system, oxygen

### How do scientists estimate the number of fish in a lake? There's no way that they can count them all!

*Topics: * estimating, samples, math