Forces and Motion: Basics

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  • Force
  • Motion
  • Friction
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Topics

  • Force
  • Motion
  • Friction
  • Speed
  • Newton's First Law

Description

Explore the forces at work when pulling against a cart, and pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Identify when forces are balanced vs unbalanced.
  • Determine the sum of forces (net force) on an object with more than one force on it.
  • Predict the motion of an object with zero net force.
  • Predict the direction of motion given a combination of forces.
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Forces & Motion: Basics HTML5 - Part 2 (Friction) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Amy Rouinfar & Trish Loeblein MS
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Forces and Motion A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Sarah Borenstein MS Lab Physics
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Forces and Newton's Laws Review Scott Clements HS Guided Physics
Force and Acceleration Russ Haynes MS Lab
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PhET Simulations Aligned for AP Physics C Roberta Tanner HS Other Physics
Newton's Second Law of Motion Leah L. Lecerio MS
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Friction Quantitative Lab Steve Banasiak HS Lab
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How does mass effect the speed of a forced object? Marley Carhart K-5 HW
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Balanced and Unbalanced Forces - What Causes Acceleration Jeremy Lessard MS Guided
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Forces and Motion Raquelyn Maglinao and Faye Nathalie Montes MS Lab Physics
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Introducción a Fricción A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Amy Rouinfar & Trish Loeblein (traducción Diana López) UG-Intro
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Dinâmica (Atividades) nos OA's do PhET Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
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Força de Atrito Darkson Fernandes da Costa, Gilvandenys Leite Sales UG-Intro
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