Accelerate: force

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

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 in frictionless conditions. Examine velocity-time line graphs showing acceleration as the gradient. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Students distinguish between the concepts of speed and acceleration.
Students explore relationships between acceleration, force and mass.
Students identify that the greater the force applied to an object, then the greater the acceleration of that object.
Students use Newton's second law of motion to calculate the force needed to produce a given acceleration.
Students analyze number patterns in a data table to verify Newton's second law of motion.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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