Vibrational Motion

The Vibrational Motion Toolkit provides teachers with standards-based resources for designing lesson plans and units that pertain to vibrational motion topics such as properties of vibrating objects, periodic motion, restoring force, Hooke's law, simple harmonic motion, pendulum motion, energy transformations, and the motion of a mass on a spring. Toolkit resources include interactive simulations, video and animations, laboratory ideas, interactive homework problems, historical vignettes, science reasoning passages, and more. The Toolkit is supported by Lesson 0 of the Waves Chapter at The Physics Classroom Tutorial.

Each toolkit can be viewed in three different ways.

  1. Vibrational Motion - HTML Version of Complete Toolkit

    The HTML version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions and links to their location on the web. The complete toolkit also includes learning objectives and references the pertinent standards addressed by the resources.

  2. Vibrational Motion - PDF Version of Complete Toolkit

    The PDF version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions in a printer-friendly format. Learning objectives and relevant standards are also included in the PDF Version of the complete toolkit.

  3. Vibrational Motion - Toolkit To Go

    The Toolkit To Go is a 2-page PDF document that provides an abbreviated version of the complete toolkit. It contains as much information as could fit on two pages. Toolkits to Go can be photo-copied back-to-back, hole-punched, and filed in a teacher's folder or three-ring binder for future reference.




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