Concept Checker for Vertical Circle Simulation

Our Concept Checker for the Vertical Circle Simulation consists of 36 questions organized into 9 Question Groups. Students must correctly answer one question from each Question Group to earn the Trophy for this Concept Checker.

Like all our Concept Checkers, it is designed to be used as a follow-up to the use of the Vertical Circle simulation. We recommend the use of our classroom-ready exercise with the simulation.

The Concept Checker targets student understanding of the following learning outcomes:
  • The student should be able to identify the individual force types, their direction, the manner in which their strength depends upon the location and the effect upon the back-and-forth motion of a ball roling along a vertical, circular track.
  • The student be able to identify the manner in which the kinetic and potential energies change as a ball rolls back and forth along a vertical, circular track.

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