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middle schoolForces and Interactions
This force and motion simulator is from the BBC. Change the type of push and the size of the truck wheels to see how they affect the speed of the truck and how far the truck travels. Flash required.
This interactive aids young learners in understanding how forces act upon objects in free fall. Adjust the atmosphere between “air,” “dense air,” and “none” to see how the drag changes. Also change the object being dropped (mass, shape, etc) to see how it falls differently. This comes from explorelearning.com. You must make a free account to use this resource. This resource is available only on desktop/laptop.
Forces and Motion (PS2.A)
- In every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object. (Newton’s Third Law)(MS-PS2-1)
- The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. (MS-PS2-2)
- All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in a reference frame and specific units of size. (MS-PS2-2)
Types of Interactions (PS2.B)
- Electric and magnetic forces can be attractive or repulsive. (MS-PS-3)
- Gravitation forces are always attractive. (MS-PS2-4)
- Forces that act at a distance (electric, magnetic, & gravitational) can be explained by fields. (MS-PS2-5)
Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”
Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.