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Other

Description:

This simulation allows students to examine the motion of an object in free fall. Download below. The user can control the initial height (0-20m), set an initial velocity from -20 to 20 m/s, and change the rate of gravitational acceleration from zero to 20 m/s/s (Earth's gravitational constant is ~9.8 m/s/s). Students can also launch the ball upward from any point on the line of motion. The free fall is displayed as a motion diagram, while graphs are simultaneously displayed showing position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time. See Annotations for an editor-recommended tutorial that further explains how graphs are used to represent free fall motion. This item was created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. To run the simulation, simply click the Java Archive file below.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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Update Standards?

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Model with mathematics.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-CED.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Create equations that describe numbers or relationships

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-CED.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-REI.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve equations and inequalities in one variable

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-REI.B.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-LE.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems

CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-LE.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Distinguish between situations that can be modeled with linear functions and with exponential functions.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-LE.A.1b: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Recognize situations in which one quantity changes at a constant rate per unit interval relative to another.
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