Free Fall

The Free Fall Concept Builder is a concept-building tool that provides the learner with multiple practice modes for understanding the conceptual and mathematical nature of the velocity and acceleration of a free-falling object. There are three activities in the Concept Builder. The Describing Free Fall activity focuses student attention on what changes (if any) in the values and direction of the velocity and acceleration vectors are occurring over the course of the trajectory. The Speedometer activity challenges students to identify the location that an object would have a specified speed if given the initial launch speed. The It's About Time activity provides a speed value at a given time of the trajectory and challenges students to determine the time at which two other speeds would exist. Question-specific help is provided for each question. 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 18 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.

And finally, we now offer a short 5-minute video tailored to the Concept Builder.