Summary of Motion and Forces: Introduction

Type of Resource



The goal of the Motion and Forces virtual lab is to allow students to investigate how forces impact the motion of a wooden sled. Students conduct experiments to understand the relationship between height, mass, friction, and gravity.

Performance Expectations

HS-PS2-1   Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

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.

MS-PS2-4   Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.