First Law Simulation

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Does Newton's First Law of Motion explain how to move a sled across ice? A simulation encourages scholars to decide if they should push, pull, or apply no force. Their decision moves a sled across the ice and to the home at the appropriate speed.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss how including friction would change the simulation
  • Explain that in the simulation, each point isn't really a stopping point, just a check in
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access and use the interactive
Pros

  • Prevents pupils from moving on until they get the correct answer in the simulation
  • Simple and engaging graphics maintain student attention
Cons

  • None