Change of State

Free-body diagrams display all forces acting on an object, helping scientists represent Newton's Laws of Motion. Scholars read a short description of motion and view the free-body diagram to begin the installment of a larger series on Newton's laws. They examine a change to the object's motion and must determine which new diagram best fits.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a formative assessment of the connection between motion and force
Classroom Considerations

  • Adjustable display works on smartphones, tables, Chromebooks, laptops, and desktops
  • Relies on prior knowledge of force diagrams, changes in force, and interpretation of motion
Pros

  • Lists related resources for readings, hands-on labs, and websites
  • Displays progress through a series of color changes and stars
Cons

  • None
Common Core