Tag Archives: Dynamics and Space

Newton’s third law of motion⤴

from @ fizzics

Today we examined the importance of Newton’s 3rd law of motion. In our discussions, different explanations for the motion of jets and rockets were proposed and considered. The front runners were; at launch, the ground pushes back against a rocket during flight, air pushes back against a plane Unfortunately, the lack of ground and air (or ... Read more

changing state – latent heat of fusion/vaporisation⤴

from @ fizzics

Before the holidays, we performed a set of experiments to determine the latent heat of fusion and latent heat of vaporisation of water.  Next week, we’ll review that work and think about possible reasons why our results were not closer to the “book” values. The attached pdf provides a summary of the topic.

National 5 – Satellites⤴

from @ fizzics

We’ve started looking at telescopes and this BBC programme from 2 years ago featured the replacement for Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope.  The presenter, Maggie Aderin Pocock now hosts The Sky at Night on BBC4. Please take some time to watch both parts of the film.  Maggie covers the basic idea of satellites, how we achieve geostationary ... Read more