Summary of Velocity: Free Fall

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The goal of the Velocity: Free Fall virtual lab is to allow students to investigate how height and mass impact speed and time. Students conduct experiments to understand the relationship between a ball’s mass, its final speed and its acceleration when it is dropped from different heights.

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.