Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces

The Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces Concept Builder is a tool that allows the learner to relate kinematic information regarding the motion of an object to the relative strength of the forces acting upon the object. There are 12 different situations to analyze and three ability levels. Each situation involves two questions: Is the object speeding up, slowing down, or constant speed motion? and Are the forces balanced or unbalanced? Question-specific help is provided for each of the 12 situations. The built-in score-keeping makes this Concept Builder a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.

Launch Concept Builder

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 12 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.