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Pilot a spaceship between planets. Use Newton's second law of motion to work out the acceleration needed in a series of challenges. Drive at a constant acceleration, then make adjustments for cargo and friction. Examine velocity-time line graphs showing acceleration as the gradient. This learning object is a combination of three learning objects in the same series.
Students distinguish between the concepts of speed and acceleration.
Students explore relationships between acceleration, force, mass and friction.
Students use Newton's second law of motion to calculate the force needed to produce a given acceleration.
Students analyze number patterns in data tables to verify Newton's second law of motion.
Students predict how the motion of an object is affected by changes in forces applied, including friction, and the mass of the object.

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K to 12
Grade 8
Force Motion and Energy
Demonstrate how a body responds to changes in motion

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