Force and Motion

The Force and Motion Concept Builder is a tool that challenges the learner to make the connection between balanced and unbalanced forces and the type of motion an object experiences. There are 10 different situations to analyze and three Activities. Each situation presents the learner with a force diagram showing all the forces acting upon an object and their relative magnitude. Learners must select corresponding dot diagrams from a set of seven options. There is more than one correct diagram for each force diagram. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 10 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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 10 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 6-minute video tailored to the Concept Builder.