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ERIC Number: EJ781098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Inertial Mass
King, Kenneth P.
Science Scope, v31 n4 p28-35 Dec 2007
The inertial balance is one device that can help students to quantify the quality of inertia--a body's resistance to a change in movement--in more generally understood terms of mass. In this hands-on activity, students use the inertial balance to develop a more quantitative idea of what mass means in an inertial sense. The activity also helps students refine their ability to use numerical data and line graphs as a tool for making predictions. (Contains 4 figures. Appended to this document is an activity sheet, accompanied by instructions for interpreting the data presented in graph form.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A