Torque-ing About Rotation

The Torque-ing About Rotation Concept Builder is a tool that challenges the learner to use information regarding force and lever arm for opposing torques in order to determine the direction that a beam would rotate. There are nine different situations, each involving three torques, which learners must analyze. The nine situations are organized into three different ability levels. Each situation involves the same question: which direction will the meter stick rotate - clockwise, counter-clockwise, or not at all? Question-specific help is provided for each of the nine situations. 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 nine different groups of 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.