The Ramp

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  • Force
  • Energy
  • Work

Topics

  • Force
  • Energy
  • Work

Description

Explore forces, energy and work 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 acting on the file cabinet. Graphs show forces, energy and work.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Explain the motion of an object on an incline plane by drawing free body diagrams.
  • Calculate the net force on an object on an incline.
Version 1.07

Teacher Tips

Download teacher tips PDF Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

Teacher-Submitted Activities

Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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Alignment of PhET sims with NGSS This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein updated by Diana López MS
HS
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How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS Other Earth Science
Physics
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Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS Other Physics
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer HS
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Other Biology
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PhET Simulations Aligned for AP Physics C Roberta Tanner HS Other Physics
Kinematics Wang Yunhe HS Lab Physics
Work Energy on a Ramp Kristy Bibbey HS Lab
The Ramp Mechanical Advantage and Efficiency Tim Perry MS Lab Physics
Work - Energy Sarah Stanhope HS Lab
Forces in 1 and 2 Dimensions Sarah Stanhope HS Lab
Ramp Simulation Activity Drew Isola HS CQs
Intro to energy Leslie Trexler MS Lab
The Ramp--Conservation of Energy Chris Cochran MS Lab Physics

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Design Team Third-party Libraries Thanks To
  • Wendy Adams
  • Trish Loeblein
  • Kathy Perkins
  • Sam Reid (developer)
  • Carl Wieman
  • Interviewer: Danielle Harlow