Introduction to Forces on an Inclined Plane

Unit 6: Forces and Motion
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: Students will uncover the ways that an object's weight is distributed into orthogonal components on an inclined plane.

Big Idea: On a ramp, one feels the gravitational force, but not all of it is directed downhill. We can look at data to decode how the weight of an object is distributed on a ramp.

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