Pirate Ship

Everything that happens is an interaction, from the wind blowing a sail to a cannon ball being thrust out of a cannon. A simulation shows the interactions involving a sail, air, ball, pirate, cannon, deck, ocean, and the Earth and the forces acting upon them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the Challenge Me section in addition to the worksheet to evaluate pupil knowledge
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
  • Assumes prior knowledge of normal force
  • Includes application questions
  • Tutorials help if someone is confused
  • None