Name one force that affects motion?
Explore the physical laws that explain the world around us. Engage in fun, creative activities that give your brain a break from learning. Discover how physics can be used in both science and everyday life.
Physics with Brain Breaks
Inertia: The tendency of an object to resist changes in its state of motion. Inertia is directly related to mass; the more mass an object has, the more inertia it has. Newton’s First Law of Motion: Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. Brain Break: Taking a break from learning or work to relax and clear your head. It can help with concentration, memory, and creativity.
The physicist, Albert Einstein, was also a talented violinist and he often used to take breaks from physics to play the violin. The most famous equation in physics, the E=mc2 equation, is actually derived from the First Law of Thermodynamics. The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a total of 208 individuals, including Marie Curie, who is the only female Nobel Laureate in Physics.
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Work together in pairs: What is one way you can use the principles of physics to have a brain break during your school day?
Sure! Here's a brain break question related to physics:
Imagine you are standing on a skateboard and you throw a ball forward. What do you think will happen to your skateboard? Why?
Work together in pairs: What type of physical activities can you do to provide a brain break during physics class?
Brain break: Draw a giraffe with a skateboard and a snorkel gear riding waves at the beach.
What is the SI unit for measuring electrical resistance?
Who developed the theory of relativity?
- Marie Curie
- Albert Einstein
- Isaac Newton
Which law states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction?
- Newton's Third Law of Motion
- Law of Gravity
- Law of Conservation of Energy
What is the process called when a liquid turns into a gas?
Which type of energy is associated with motion?
- Kinetic Energy
- Potential Energy
- Thermal Energy