Physics Tug of War

Type of Resource



From TeachEngineering - Students learn about Newton's second law of motion: force = mass x acceleration. In other words, a heavy object requires a greater force to move than a lighter object. In a tug-of-war experimental setup using paperclips, rubber bands and text books, they collect data and make calculations, seeing that the force required to move a book is proportional to the weight of the book. They relate their conclusions to how engineers use their understanding of this relationship to d

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-2   Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.