Universal Gravitation

The Universal Gravitation Concept Builder is a tool that allows the learner to predict the effect of varying mass and varying separation distance upon the gravitational force with which two objects are pulled towards each other. There are 16 different situations to analyze and three ability levels. Each situation requires that the learner use proportional reasoning and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation in order to determine the force that would result when one or more of the object masses and/or the separation distance between objects is altered. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 16 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress. 

Launch Concept Builder

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 16 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.