Force Problems

Who knew F=MA could determine the force of a free-falling elevator? Give your class this set of thirteen word problems for practice determining force, mass, and acceleration of everyday objects. One question introduces an object in a vacuum with no air resistance. Solutions are provided. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Try some of these out! If you've got snow, consider testing some of these theories out to determine how much force is applied when a student pushes another on the sled
Classroom Considerations

  • There isn't much room to show work; learners should do this on the back or on another paper
Pros

  • Interesting concepts give life application to physics problems
Cons

  • None