Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Decoding Newton's Second Law - Section 3: Activity B: Crowdsourcing Data with Multiple Forces


After class was over, I wondered whether I could have zoomed in on a segment of the second graph. Could I, with a judicious choice of axes, see the frictional force have an impact on the graph? I'm not as familiar with Google spreadsheets as I am with Excel, so I didn't try to re-scale the graph in front of the class. But, in the video below, I look at a way that I could have shown the frictional component more clearly.



  An Alternative Exploration of Our Graphs
  Adjustments to Practice: An Alternative Exploration of Our Graphs
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Decoding Newton's Second Law

Unit 6: Forces and Motion
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: Students will examine their virtual data and uncover the relationships between force, mass, and acceleration.

Big Idea: Acceleration is the result of unbalanced forces acting on an object.

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