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2.3 UNDERSTANDING INERTIA
NEWTON’S FIRST LAW :

INERTIA :

SITUATIONS THAT INVOLVED INERTIA
1.

What happens to the coins when you pull the cardboard? Why?

coin
Pull

2.

When you at the middle wooden block, what happens to the rest? Why?

Hit

3.

Passenger in bus :
(a) when the bus begins to move, what happens to the passenger? Why?
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(b) When the bus suddenly stop, what happens to the passenger? Why?
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4.

Which one is the larger mass? _________
With sand

Which one is easy to swing? _________
Which one is easy to stop? _________

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It shows that
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DO YOU KNOW?
A big ship must turning off the engine 10 km before their destination. Why? Because the ship has a
large mass therefore the inertia also large so, it needs a long distance to stop.
This situation shows the benefit of the inertia. Can you give one?

INERTIA IN OUR DAILY LIFE
1.

How to dry a wet umbrella ? Why?

2.

How to run when you are chased by a cow? Why?

3.

How to dislodge tomato sauce if it stuck in a bottle? Why?

4.

How to tighten the head of a hammer? Why?

5.

Suggest the way to reduce the negative effect of inertia

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(c) _________________________________________________________________________

SITUATION
Figure 1 shows two wooden top spinning. One of the top is partly coated with tin. Both tops are the same
size and are rotated with same velocity
Figure 2 shows that the top which is partly coated with tin is able to spin longer.

Using the information on the observation of the spinning top, design an experiment to investigate the
hypothesis stated. Choose suitable apparatus such as saw blade, plasticine, stopwatch and other apparatus.
In your description, state clearly the following :
Inferens : __________________________________________________________________________
Hypohtesis : _______________________________________________________________________
Aim

: __________________________________________________________________________

Variables :
Manipulated : __________________________________________Responding : __________________________________________
Fixed

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Apparatus and material : _______________________________________________________________
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Diagram :

Procedure :
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Tabulate the data :

Analyse the data :

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