The Force Interactive provides an environment that allows the learner to explore the factors that affect the acceleration of an object when acted upon by an ubalanced force. The environment allows a user to modify the amount of force applied to a box, the mass of the box, and the friction between the box and the surface it is pushed across. The amount of friction is altered by altering a coefficient known as the coefficient of friction. Learners can modify a variable, run the simulation, measure the acceleration and draw conclusions about what factors affect the acceleration.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared two activities for a more directed experience. View ...
  These two activities were designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.

Our Force simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.

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.