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### 9 K Speeding Up

1. 1. Speeding Up 05/06/09 W Richards Worthing High School
2. 2. Distance, Speed and Time 05/06/09 <ul><li>Dave walks 200 metres in 40 seconds. What is his speed? </li></ul><ul><li>Laura covers 2km in 1,000 seconds. What is her speed? </li></ul><ul><li>How long would it take to run 100 metres if you run at 10m/s? </li></ul><ul><li>Steve travels at 50m/s for 20s. How far does he go? </li></ul><ul><li>Susan drives her car at 85mph (about 40m/s). How long does it take her to drive 20km? </li></ul>Speed = distance (in metres) time (in seconds) D T S
3. 3. Balanced and unbalanced forces 05/06/09 Consider a camel standing on a road. What forces are acting on it? Weight Reaction These two forces would be equal – we say that they are BALANCED. The camel doesn’t move anywhere.
4. 4. Balanced and unbalanced forces 05/06/09 What would happen if we took the road away? Weight Reaction
5. 5. Balanced and unbalanced forces 05/06/09 What would happen if we took the road away? The camel’s weight is no longer balanced by anything, so the camel falls downwards… Weight
6. 6. Balanced and unbalanced forces 05/06/09 What would happen if we took the road away? The camel’s weight is no longer balanced by anything, so the camel falls downwards…
7. 7. Balanced and unbalanced forces 05/06/09
8. 8. Facts on Air Resistance 05/06/09 Air Resistance is the force that acts ___________ anything that moves through the ______: It can be reduced by using a more “__________” (aerodynamic) shape: It gets _______ when you move faster: Streamlining also works when travelling through _______: Words – water, air, larger, against, streamlined
9. 9. Terminal Velocity 05/06/09 Consider a skydiver: <ul><li>At the start of his jump the air resistance is _______ so he _______ downwards. </li></ul>2) As his speed increases his air resistance will _______ 3) Eventually the air resistance will be big enough to _______ the skydiver’s weight. At this point the forces are balanced so his speed becomes ________ - this is called TERMINAL VELOCITY Words – increase, small, constant, balance
10. 10. Terminal Velocity 05/06/09 Consider a skydiver: 4) When he opens his parachute the air resistance suddenly ________, causing him to start _____ ____. 5) Because he is slowing down his air resistance will _______ again until it balances his _________. The skydiver has now reached a new, lower ________ _______. Words – slowing down, decrease, increases, terminal velocity, weight
11. 11. Velocity-time graph for terminal velocity… 05/06/09 Velocity Time Speed increases… Terminal velocity reached… Parachute opens – diver slows down New, lower terminal velocity reached Diver hits the ground On the Moon