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Changing motion

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Calculate the size and direction of the resultant force of two forces acting along the same straight line
  • Describe how quickly the speed of an object can be changed if acted on by resultant forces of different size
  • Describe how the speed of an object changes throughout the time that a resultant force is acting on it
  • Explain how friction and other resistive forces can act to continually reduce the speed an un-propelled object
  • Explain why friction and other resistive forces make it necessary to exert a constant force to keep an object moving at a steady speed

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching





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