Monday, 5/23/16- B Day

All classes will meet in the computer lab A3/A5

Learning Objectives:

  • To determine the motion of an object by the sum of the forces acting on it
  • To relate mass and force to a change in motion

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Head the “Forces and Motion” simulation handout with your name, date, and period; Read the scenario at the top of the page about friends playing tug-of-war and write your opinion about a fair way to split up the teams.
  2. Investigation SimulationForces and Motion: Basics PhET simulation- See post in Google Classroom. Investigate balanced and unbalanced forces in a game of tug-of-war. Explore the forces at work when pushing against objects of different masses: a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects. How does the sum of the forces on an object and the mass of an object affect the object’s movement?