Projectile investigation and lab ... not yet posted.
Would anyone be interested in seeing these?
The next two activities used to be available on TI's website with other Physics Samples. They include the tns file, teacher
notes, and student worksheet. I've presented the Roller Coaster activity
at a NSTA conference and to a group of middle school students, as well as
to my high school students (freshmen to seniors). The version below has
some minor improvements I've made after using it with my students this
Law of Gravity - Simulation of Newton's Universal Law of
Gravity. It begins with an inquiry into the what happens when a mass is
moved toward and away from
As an answer to the last question on the handout students wrote, "This
was cool. I learned about the importance of mass to gravity.... I learned
about the patterns that can come from the equation and how the equation
alone works.... That as the distance increases the force decreases...The
most important thing I learned was about the inverse square law. I think
that is very useful information."
For an introduction to the TI-Nspire I have used this handout:
or pdf by
Sean Bird - updated Aug 2010 - now updated for OS 2.1 Touchpad!
(3.0 update coming this summer) It serves as a
guide to learn the features and become comfortable with the TI-Nspire CAS,
especially designed for TI-83/84 users.
You may need this font so that the above files look right: