2 Introduction The Snapshot button is used to capture the screen. Newton’s Second LawIntroductionEach page of this lab that contains the symbolshould be inserted into your journal. After completing a lab page with the snapshot symbol, tap (in the upper right corner) to insert the page into your journal.Journals and SnapshotsThe Snapshot button is used to capture the screen.The Journal is where snapshots are stored and viewed.The Share button is used to export or print your journal to turn in your work.Note: You may want to take asnapshot of the first page ofthis lab as a cover page foryour journal.
3 Newton’s Second LawLab ChallengeWhat is the relationship between the net force applied to an object and its motion?
4 Newton’s Second LawBackgroundLike Newton, we will observe a simple system to look for a relationship between net force and motion. From earlier studies we know that a mass hung from a spring experiences a force due to gravity and a restoring force from the spring. In equilibrium the two forces are equal and opposite. When the mass is displaced one of the two forces is greater, thus causing a non-zero net force pointed towards the equilibrium position. We will investigate how this net force is related to the motion of the system.FkSpringx0 = 0MassIn EquilibriumFg
5 a) b) ∆x1 x0 x0 ∆x2 Newton’s Second Law Q1: In the box below, indicate which force is greater (spring or gravity) for both a) and b), then snapshot this page.a)b)∆x1x0x0L6-Text Box[…force is greater in a).][…force is greater in b).]∆x2
6 Materials and Equipment Newton’s Second LawMaterials and EquipmentCollect all of these materials before beginning the lab.Force SensorMotion SensorSpringsRod StandRodMassClamp
7 Sequencing Challenge Newton’s Second Law The steps to the left are part of the procedure for this lab activity. They are not in the right order. Determine the correct sequence of the steps, then take a snapshot of this page.A. Oscillate the mass on the spring, and begin collecting data.B. Plot net force measured by the force sensor versus acceleration.C. Use the linear curve fit to determine the slope of the line.D. Connect the Motion Sensor and the Force Sensor to the SPARK Science Learning System.L6-Text Box[The correct sequence is…]
8 Setup Connect the Force Sensor to the rod and rod stand. Newton’s Second LawSetupConnect the Force Sensor to the rod and rod stand.Hang the mass from the Force Sensor using the spring.Place the Motion Sensor directly below the mass with the face of the sensor pointed up at the mass.Connect the Force and Motion Sensor to your SPARK Science Learning System.
9 Collect Data Newton’s Second Law With the mass hanging motionless, press the ZERO button on the force sensor.Pull down gently on the mass and release to start it moving up and down.Tap to start collecting data.After the mass has finished three to four complete cycles (~5 to 10 seconds), tap to stop data collection.
10 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.Why do you think it is important to press the ZERO button before collecting data?to calibrate the Force Sensorto ensure the Force and Motion Sensor both start from the same pointto make sure no forces are presentto ensure the Force Sensor is measuring the net force on the massL6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
11 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisWhile collecting data we observed the position of the object as it changed over time to ensure that enough data was collected and that the data and observed motion were consistent.Next we will compare force to motion. After each pair of graphs there is a question, you can go back to the graph if you need to compare a few points In time on each pair of graphs to determine the nature of their relationship.
13 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.Which description below best describes the relationship between force and position in the case of a spring and mass system?Force is proportional to position.Force is inversely proportional to position.Force is unrelated to position.Force is negatively proportional to position.L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
15 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.Which description below best describes the relationship between force and velocity?Force is proportional to velocity.Force is inversely proportional to velocity.Force is offset from velocity.Force is negatively proportional velocity.L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
17 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.Which description below best describes the relationship between force and acceleration?Force is proportional to acceleration.Force is inversely proportional to acceleration.Force is the inverse square of acceleration.Force is negatively proportional to acceleration.L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
18 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisDuring data collection we observed the position of the object as it changed over time to ensure that enough data was collected and that the data and observed motion were consistent.On the following graph we will plot force versus acceleration to better understand the nature of the relationship between these two variables.
19 Analysis Newton’s Second Law In the space below, describe the shape of the data plot of force versus acceleration. Then take a snapshot of this page.L6-Text Box[The force versus acceleration plot is…]
20 Analysis Newton’s Second Law Apply a linear curve fit to the force versus acceleration plot, then take a snapshot of this page.*To Apply a Curve Fit:1. Tap to open the tool palette.2. Tap to open the Curve Fit screen.3. Tap the name of the curve fit required.
21 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisIndicate any relationship that the slope of the curve fit line from the previous page has with the experiment, and then take a snapshot of this page.L4,5,6-Text Box[The slope is related to…]
22 Newton’s Second LawAnalysisUsing your knowledge of graphing, how would you express the equation of the line from the Force versus Acceleration graph in terms of the variables of this experiment? Below the equation write out the units of each variable to be sure the equation is balanced.L4,5,6-Text Box[The equation is…][The units are…]
23 Newton’s Second LawSynthesisThe harder a ball is thrown (apply more force), the faster it will move (greater initial velocity resulting from acceleration). If you throw a 1 kg softball as hard as you can and it is traveling at 20 m/s when it leaves your hand, how fast will a 5 kg shot put travel with the same throw?L4,5,6-Text Box[The velocity of the shot put will be…]
24 Newton’s Second LawSynthesisForce is proportional to acceleration. Given the answer to Synthesis question 1, how would you describe the relationship between acceleration and mass?L4,5,6-Text Box[The relationship is…]
25 Newton’s Second LawSynthesisIf we launch a rocket that has been designed to produce a constant force, will the acceleration at initial launch be the same as the acceleration just before the fuel is completely expended?L4,5,6-Text Box[The acceleration will be…]
26 Newton’s Second LawSynthesisA similar experiment is set up so that a force sensor is used to drag a 1.5 kg brick across a table while a motion sensor measures its acceleration. Several trials are conducted, but the slope of the force versus acceleration graph is consistently about 2. What would explain the difference? What would you do to improve the results?L4,5,6-Text Box[The slope appears larger because…][To improve the results, try…]
27 Multiple Choice Question Newton’s Second LawMultiple Choice QuestionMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.If two potatoes are launched from a potato launcher that applies the same force,the heavier potato will be traveling faster than the lighter one.the lighter potato will be traveling faster than the heavier one.regardless of their mass, they will be traveling at the same velocity.there is not enough information to draw a conclusion.L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
28 Multiple Choice Question Newton’s Second LawMultiple Choice QuestionMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.A roller coaster is designed to deliver 3g of acceleration at the bottom of a loop. The mass of the cart is 500 kg and the rider is 100 kg. If the track is designed to withstand 15,000 N of force without buckling, will the cart and rider make it through the loop?No, this ride will likely end in disaster.Yes, the cart and rider will easily make it past the dip.Yes, but a second rider of equal size would not make it through.There is not enough information to draw a conclusion.L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
29 Multiple Choice Question Newton’s Second LawMultiple Choice QuestionMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.A 1000 kg rocket is launching with its engine producing a force of N. What is its acceleration?9.81 m/s239.24 m/s21000 m/s229.43 m/s2L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
30 Multiple Choice Question Newton’s Second LawMultiple Choice QuestionMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.The acceleration of an object is ___________proportional to the mass of the object and the force being applied.proportional to the mass of the object, and inversely proportional to the force being applied.proportional to the net force being applied and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.always perpendicular to the force of gravity.L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
31 Multiple Choice Question Newton’s Second LawMultiple Choice QuestionMake your selection below then take a snapshot of this page.The net force on an object is ______________proportional to the force of gravity.the vector sum of the individual forces acting on the object.always balanced by the normal force.both A and C.L6-Text Box[The best choice is…]
32 Newton’s Second LawCongratulations!You have completed the lab.Please remember to follow your teacher's instructions for cleaning-up and submitting your lab.Color scheme (RGB values)biology 121, 173, 54chemistry 0 176, 216physics 0, 102, 204earth 204, 102, 0middle 153, 102, 153elementary 255, 51, 0
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