The Acceleration Concept Builder is designed to help students build an understanding of acceleration. The main outcomes are an understanding of when an object does and does not accelerate, an understanding of the direction of acceleration, and an ability to calculate the acceleration value from simple numerical data. There are three activities in the Concept Builder - To Accelerate or Not To Accelerate, Getting Direction on Acceleration, and Adding Value to Acceleration. Question-specific help is provided for each question. The built-in score-keeping makes this Concept Builder a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.

Launch Concept Builder

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 20 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

And finally, we now offer a short 3-minute video tailored to the Concept Builder.