Some fun teaching Vectors

This week we were looking at Vectors. It can become a bit tedious so no harm to introduce the topic with a fun puzzler.
So you’re travelling in a pick-up at 30 mph and you fire your beer bottle backwards at exactly the same speed. What happens?
Well Naturally Mythbusters had to find out.

The original was Japanese:

And finally, for a few minutes fun at the end of the class, what happens when the second largest ship in the US Navy is on patrol in the Irish Sea and encounters . . .

For teaching addition of Vectors the pHet site is very useful

These links can all be accessed through the Vectors page of the website.


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