Rocket Sledding (Newton's First Law Activity)


Rocket Sledding Begin ➔ Click the Activity Link. Explore 1. With Friction and Air Drag turned off, describe the effect that an applied force has upon the velocity. 2. Now turn off the jets so that there are no horizontal forces acting on the rocket sled. Describe how a moving rocket sled moves when there are no horizontal forces. 3. Now stop the rocket sled. What do you have to do to stop a rightward moving rocket sled? (Reloading the page doesn’t count) Assessment Can an object be moving to the right even though there are not rightward forces acting upon the object? Circle your answer. YES NO Explain your answer:

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