High schoolers investigate friction force on a variety of objects such as bricks and cardboard boxes. They use a force probe to collect data on the changes in force required to drag the objects across a variety of surface types.
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Forces
Let's get moving! Newton juniors solve 19 problems using force, speed, and acceleration equations. This is a nifty worksheet that includes a few diagrams and multiple choice selections for each question. It provides the straightforward...
7th - 12th Science
New Review Potential and Kinetic Energy: The Roller Coaster Lab
Ron Toomer, a famous roller coaster designer, suffered from motion sickness. Pupils design their own roller coasters, learning about potential and kinetic energy in the process. Labs focus on the importance of drop height, energy...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Ramp: Forces and Motion
Use the ramp, if you feel so inclined. Young scientists explore four simulations related to inclined planes. They include an introduction, friction, force graphs, and a robot moving company example. Pupils push objects up and down a...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ramp and Review (for High School)
Rolling for momentum. As part of a study of mechanical energy, momentum, and friction, class members experiment rolling a ball down an incline and having it collide with a cup. Groups take multiple measurements and perform several...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Forces in 1 Dimension
A realistic simulation uses charts to show forces, position, velocity, and acceleration versus time based on how the simulation is set up. Once those concepts are mastered, scholars use free body diagrams to explain how each graph...
6th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable