# Ramp: Forces and Motion

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• Force
• Position
• Velocity
• Acceleration

### Description

Explore forces and motion as you push household objects up and down a ramp. Lower and raise the ramp to see how the angle of inclination affects the parallel forces. Graphs show forces, energy and work.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Predict, qualitatively, how an external force will affect the speed and direction of an object's motion.
• Explain the effects with the help of a free body diagram.
• Use free body diagrams to draw position, velocity, acceleration and force graphs and vice versa.
• Explain how the graphs relate to one another.
• Given a scenario or a graph, sketch all four graphs.
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### Teacher Tips

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### Teacher-Submitted Activities

Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Ramp Activity 1: Using free body diagrams for motion on an incline (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
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Ramp Activity 2: Calculating Net force on an incline (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Ramp Middle School Inquiry Ariel Paul, Courtney Fadley MS Lab
Ramp: Forces and Motion Investigation Bruce Palmquist HS
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Ramp lab Nathan Upchurch HS CQs Physics
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? Sarah Borenstein MS Other Biology
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Friction on Incline Eric Canady HS Guided
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Guided Discovery (Chinese/English) for Freshman University Physics: 2. Newtonian Mechanics Aien Charity Grace White (白愛恩), Byron Lin (林彥孝), Ammanuel Assefa, Janet Chen (陳衫豫), Jonathon David White (白小明) UG-Intro
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MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer HS
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Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS Other Physics
PhET Simulations Aligned for AP Physics C Roberta Tanner HS Other Physics
Kinematics Wang Yunhe HS Lab Physics
Forces Virtual Lab Ramp Joanna MacDonald HS
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PREPARATORIA: Alineación de PhET con programas de la DGB México (2017) Diana López UG-Intro
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Effectuer une simulation laboratoire Shari Robitaille HS Lab Physics
Afrikaans All Afrikaans Oprit: Kragte en Beweging
Albanian All shqip Rampa: forcat dhe lëvizja
Amharic All Amharic Ramp: Forces and Motion(ሸርተቴ ሀይሎች እና እንቅስቃሴ)
Arabic All العربية منحدر: القوى والحركة
Basque All Euskara Arrapala: indarrak eta higidura
Belarusian All беларускі Нахіленая плоскасць: Сіла і рух
Bosnian All Bosanski STRMA RAVAN: SILE I KRETANJE
Catalan All català Pla inclinat: Forces i moviment
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 斜坡：力与运动
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) 斜坡：力與運動
Croatian All hrvatski Ramp: Forces and Motion
Czech All čeština Rampa: Síla a Pohyb
Danish All Dansk Rampe: Kraften og bevægelse
Dutch All Nederlands Ramp: Forces and Motion
Estonian All Eesti Kaldpind: jõud ja liikumine
Finnish All suomi Ramp: Forces and Motion
French All français Rampe : Forces et Mouvement
Galician All Gallegan Plano Inclinado: Forzas e movemento
German All Deutsch Schiefe Ebene: Kräfte und Bewegung
Greek All Ελληνικά Κεκλιμμένο επίπεδο: Δυνάμεις και Κίνηση
Haitian All Haitian Pant: Fòs ak mouvman
Hebrew All עברית הגדל את הכוחות והתנועה
Hungarian All magyar Lejtő: erők és mozgás
Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Gaya dan Gerak pada Bidang Miring
Irish All Gaeilge An Rampa: Fórsaí agus Gluaisne
Italian All italiano Piano inclinato: Forze e Moto
Japanese All 日本語 斜面：力と運動
Kannada All Kannada ಇಳಿಜಾರು : ಬಲ ಮತ್ತು ಚಲನೆ
Kazakh All Kazakh Көлбеу жазықтық: Күштер және Қозғалыс
Khmer All Khmer ជម្រាល ៖ កម្លាំង និង​ចលនា
Korean All 한국어 경사로: 힘과 운동
Kurdish (Turkey) All Kurdish (Turkey) Hevraz: Hêz û Livîn
Lao All Lao ​ຄວາມແຮງແລະການເຄື່ອນທີ່ຂອງວັດຖຸຕາມພື້ນເນີ້ງ
Lithuanian All Lietuvių Rampa: jega ir judesis
Macedonian All македонски Рампа: Движења и сили
Malay All Bahasa Melayu Tanjakan: Daya dan Gerakan
Maori All Maori Auhekenga: Tōpana me te Neke
Marathi All मराठी उतरण : बल आणि गती
Mongolian All Монгол (Монгол) Ramp: Forces and Motion
Persian All فارسی سطح شیبدار: نیروها و حرکت
Polish All polski Równia pochyła: siły i ruch
Portuguese All português Plano Inclinado: Forças e Movimento
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Rampa: Forças e Movimento
Romanian All română Mişcarea pe planul înclinat
Russian All русский Наклонная плоскость: сила и движ.
Serbian All Српски СТРМА РАВАН: СИЛЕ И КРЕТАЊЕ
Slovak All Slovenčina Naklonená rovina: Sily a pohyb
Slovenian All Slovenščina Ramp: Forces and Motion
Spanish All español Rampa: Fuerzas y movimiento
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Rampa: Fuerzas y movimiento
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) Rampa: Fuerzas y Movimiento
Swahili All Swahili Tuta:Kani na Mwendo
Swedish All svenska Ramp: Kraft och rörelse
Thai All ไทย พื้นเอียง: แรงและการเคลื่อนที่
Turkish All Türkçe Rampa: Kuvvet ve Hareket
Turkmen All Turkmen Platforma: güýçler we hereket
Ukrainian All українська Похила площина: Сили і рух
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Mặt phẳng nghiêng: Lực và Chuyển động
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