Graphs and Ramps

The Graphs and Ramps Interactive is a simulation in which learners build a ramp along which a ball will roll. The goal is to build the ramp with the correct heights and incline angles such that the roling ball moves with a motion that matches a provided position-time or velocity-time graph (the target graph). If the graphs of the ball's motion do not match the target graphs, then adjustments must be made to the ramp in order to create an accurate match. The built-in score-keeping (stars for completed graphs) makes this Interactive a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.

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Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. There is no accompanying activity sheet for this Interactive

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