Air Resistance and Skydiving

The Air Resistance and Skydiving Concept Builder includes three different activities. The first activity - Air Resistance - probes the effect of air density, object speed, and object cross-sectional area upon the amount of air resistance the object experiences. The second activity - Vector Diagrams - investigates the changes that occur in values of velocity, air resistance, net force, and acceleration as an object falls. In the third activity - Velocity-Time Graphs - learners associate information about net force, acceleration, air resistance and free-body diagrams with locations on a velocity-time graph displaying and object's falling motion.  

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Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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 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.