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Forces and motion >
Pressure, projectiles and circular motion
Galileo's experiments interactive
Predict what will happen in the experiments that Galileo did on dropping objects, projectiles and inclined planes.
Making and flying tumblewings
The site includes a video introduction, then instructions so you can make and fly tumblewings.
Equations of Motion
Work through the summary using the arrow at the top left hand corner, then try the questions.
Velocity and accleration
Work through the pages on velocity and acceleration completing the questions as you go.
Weightlessness in orbit from the Physics Classroom
Read through each section and then check your understanding by doing the questions at the end. Then check out the animations in the Multimedia Studios on the site for more help.
3D Satellite tracking in real time from NASA
Find out where satellites, including the International Space Station, are now using this site from NASA.
Projectile motion using interactive animations (PhET)
Run the simulation. Blast a Buick out of a cannon! Learn about projectile motion by firing various objects. Set the angle, initial speed, and mass. Add air resistance. Make a game out of this simulation by trying to hit a target.
Pressure and density (BBC Bitesize)
Read all about pressure and density and how to calculate them. Then try the activity and do the test!
Projectile Motion Animation
Change the angle and velocity and look at the range of the projectile.