PS-Force and Motion-simulation activity

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Physical Science
Force and Motion simulation activity
Using your Chromebook and several simulation websites, complete a review of gravity, force and
motion.
Go to each website, in any order. The time limit is 10 minutes for each website.
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion-basics
Explore the forces at work when pulling against a cart, and pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person.
Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects
the motion of objects.
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-force-lab
Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Adjust properties of the objects
to see how changing the properties affects the gravitational attraction.
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/microgravity/home/free_fall_ball.html
Shooting hoops on Earth and shooting them in space require different techniques. Watch an
astronaut demonstrate basketball in space, and then try the simulation with and without gravity.
http://orbitsimulator.com/gsim.html
Using Gravity Simulator's rotating frame feature, you can easily study the complex orbital relationship
between the various moons of Saturn, or the relationship between Earth's orbit, and the horseshoe
orbit of Cruithne, an asteroid often referred to as "Earth's 2nd moon". Manual is under Help.
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-and-orbits
Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital
paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see
what would happen without it!
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion
Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the
resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity,
and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and
normal forces). NOTE: there are 4 tabs at the top—use them all.
State the name of the website _____________________________________________
State the name of the simulation ___________________________________________
What concept does the simulation demonstrate?
Force
Motion
Both
State the objective of the simulation ________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Rate your experience (lowest to highest): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
PS-Force and Motion simulation activtity.docx
SB-2018/19
State the name of the website _____________________________________________
State the name of the simulation ___________________________________________
What concept does the simulation demonstrate?
Force
Motion
Both
State the objective of the simulation ________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Rate your experience (lowest to highest): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
State the name of the website _____________________________________________
State the name of the simulation ___________________________________________
What concept does the simulation demonstrate?
Force
Motion
Both
State the objective of the simulation ________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Rate your experience (lowest to highest): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
State the name of the website _____________________________________________
State the name of the simulation ___________________________________________
What concept does the simulation demonstrate?
Force
Motion
Both
State the objective of the simulation ________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Rate your experience (lowest to highest): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
State the name of the website _____________________________________________
State the name of the simulation ___________________________________________
What concept does the simulation demonstrate?
Force
Motion
Both
State the objective of the simulation ________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Rate your experience (lowest to highest): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
PS-Force and Motion simulation activtity.docx
SB-2018/19
State the name of the website _____________________________________________
State the name of the simulation ___________________________________________
What concept does the simulation demonstrate?
Force
Motion
Both
State the objective of the simulation ________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Rate your experience (lowest to highest): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
PS-Force and Motion simulation activtity.docx
SB-2018/19
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