Grade 11 Physics: Motion project help/ideas?

In summary, SydDF is looking for ideas on motion for her physics project. She is considering an experiment involving different surfaces and friction. Another suggestion she received was to make a perpetual motion machine.
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Hi guys, This might seem like a rather ambiguous question but I have a physics project on motion that I need to do. It is rather a big project accounting for a weighting of around 15-17% of my total year mark.

Now here's the thing I need to find something to investigate/experiment with regarding motion but, I am stuck on Motion investigation Ideas. So If anyone could help me in choosing an idea related to motion for my project it will be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you

-SydDF I'm β than you. I catch fish with my Ʃ

P.S. If I have posted in the wrong sub forum, sorry for an inconvenience.

Edit: An experiment of medium difficulty would suffice
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ball rolling down a slope? on different surfaces to see the affect friction has on motion? sorry I am not much of a physics wizz but it popped into my head thought it may or may not help
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Hmm thank you for that but that would be rather too simple for my teacher. Besides my friend in class alredy did a similar project to friction but instead used viscosity and density of liquids acting on a block, moving down a slope.

Any other suggestions? ^_^ (At the moment i can't really think of any motion related material because I just finished the heating and cooling topic for this term)
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Can you build a perpetual motion machine?
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You mean something that endlessly continues motion without loss of energy? Such as a Newtons cradle?
  • #6
sure, there's other things you can do as well I am sure, but you could get all crafty and technical and make one, might take some time though
  • #7
everyone loves that drinking bird thing.
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Yes thankyou hayley I am looking into this idea currently right now. Thank you so much.

Reminds of that simpsons episode where Homer is too lazy to press the Y key on his keyboard and uses that drinking birdy thingy.

Anyways if you or anyone still have more ideas, don't be afraid to spill them here.
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np glad i could help on some way :)

1. How do I choose a topic for my Grade 11 Physics: Motion project?

When choosing a topic for your project, think about your interests and what you want to learn more about. You can also consider real-world applications of motion, such as sports or transportation. Make sure your topic is specific and manageable for the scope of your project.

2. What are some ideas for a Grade 11 Physics: Motion project?

Some ideas for a motion project could include studying the motion of a projectile, analyzing the forces involved in a specific sport or activity, or designing and testing a simple machine that demonstrates motion. You could also explore the motion of objects in space or the motion of waves.

3. How can I collect data for my Grade 11 Physics: Motion project?

There are many ways to collect data for a motion project. You can perform experiments and record measurements using tools like stopwatches, rulers, and motion sensors. You can also use simulations or gather data from real-world sources such as videos or online databases.

4. What should I include in my Grade 11 Physics: Motion project report?

Your project report should include an introduction to your topic, a description of your methods and data collection, an analysis of your results, and a conclusion that summarizes your findings. You should also include any graphs, charts, or diagrams to illustrate your results and any sources you used for research.

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