Solve It! (with Newton's Second Law)

The Solve It! (with Newton's Second Law) Concept Builder provides learners plenty of practice using the Fnet = m•a equation to analyze situations involving unbalanced forces and accelerations. Much more than the usual Concept Builder, this activity demands that learners solve numerical problems. A word story problem with numerical information and a free-body diagram are provided. Learners will have to determine the values of as many as eight quantities. There are a total of eight problem types spread across three difficulty levels. The difficulty levels are different in terms of the complexity of the problem. Learners can have as many tries at the problem as needed, but each miss results in a deduction from the health rating. Question-specific help is provided for each of the eight problems. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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 eight different questions can be printed. View Questions (For 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.

And finally, we now offer a short 5-minute video tailored to the Concept Builder.