Match That Free-Body Diagram

The Match That Free-Body Diagram Concept Builder challenges a learner to utilize an understanding of force types in order to identify the free-body diagram that is consistent with a given verbal description of a physical situation. Learners make decisions about what types of forces are present, the direction of such forces, and the relative strength of such forces in order to select the appropriate free-body diagram from among a selection of five. There are 12 different situations and two different levels of difficulty. In each situation, the learner is presented with a verbal description of a physical situation. They are given a set of five free-body diagrams to choose from and must select the most appropriate diagram that is consistent with the described situation. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 12 situations. The built-in score-keeping makes this Concept Builder a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 12 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.