Motion

The title of the Project: Motion

Purpose of the work:

  • Identify what affects motion;
  • Demonstrate the concept of inertia.

Expected results:

  • Applying some force onto the body makes the body move and increase its speed, as long as it is affected by a pushing force;
  • The more the mass of the body the harder it is to put the body into motion. This is the concept of inertia, which is the tendency to remain unchanged. The more massive the body the harder it is to change its state of rest into of motion.

Practical part

To start the virtual experiment press “Motion” button.

This is a little instruction on the virtual laboratory.

Part 1. Motion

Virtual experiment.

Step 1. Apply some force to the body. What is the speed of the body?

Step 2. Apply more force to the body. How does the speed change? The speed increases as long as the force acts on the body.

Part 2. Inertia

Virtual experiment.

Step 1. Increase the mass of the object by adding another box. Do you notice any changes?

Step 2. Change the object, place the fridge, which mass is much greater. What changes? The more massive the body the more difficult it is to move the body. 

Conclusion

Applying some force onto the body makes the body move and increase its speed, if it is affected by a pushing force. The more the mass of the body the harder it is to put the body into motion. This is the concept of inertia, which is the tendency to remain unchanged. The more massive the body the harder it is to change its state of rest into of motion.