Recognizing Forces

The Recognizing Forces Concept Builder is a tool that challenges the learner to identify the types of forces that act upon an object in any given situation. Learners are presented with a description of a physical situation and must identify which forces act upon the object that is described in the situation. There are 10 different situations to analyze and three ability levels. Each situation requires that the learner understand the nature of the various force types. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 10 situations. 

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Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 10 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.