Moments

A Level

  • Understand and use moments in simple static contexts

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Moments

This series of interactive excel sheets investigate models involving moments.

The first sheet helps students to investigate the moment of a force about a point. The components of the force can also be revealed.

Models on other sheets include light rods, a beam suspended by two strings and that of a man stood on top of a heavy beam with two supports. 

In each case the parameters can be changed and results shown.

 

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Moments: Revision

This short activity can be used to monitor and assess understanding of moments. It could also be used as an extension or reinforcement activity at the end of a topic on moments or as a revision activity.

The resource contains teacher's notes and resources for a "sometimes, always, never" card sort.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Mechanics in Action

Pages 80-87 of the pdf suggest a practical approach to gaining an understanding of moments involving metre rulers.

Handout 9 (pdf page 180) provides a starting point for the investigations. For further investigations some resources from the Leeds Mechanics in Action Kit or similar are needed.

publication year
1990 - 1999

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