Normal Force Card Sort

The Normal Force Card Sort Concept Builder is based on a popular card-sorting idea in which students are given a collection of cards representing several physical situations. Students then sort the cards into categories having a set of criteria.  This Concept Builder is the interactive and digital version of that idea. Students are presented with a set of physical situations and must sort them into one of four categories based upon the strength of the normal force. Categories include: A. Normal Force = Weight of Object; B. Normal Force > Weight of Object; C: Normal Force < Weight of Object; and D: Not enough information provided to decide. There are 12 different situations to analyze and three ability levels. The built-in progress-tracking and health-rating 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 12 different 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.