Physics Classroom: Free Fall and Air Resistance Relations
Physics Front Related Resources
This Easy Java Simulation (EJS) explores the motion of free-falling objects with and without the influence of air resistance. It provides an opportunity for discovery learning.
Learn about NASCAR racing at the National Science Foundation's Science of Speed website.
This EJS simulation from Open Source Physics (OSP) contrasts free fall and falling with air resistance.
Other Related Resources
Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and take a visual overview of Newton's laws of motion.
Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and take a visual exploration of skydiving.
Enjoy this New York Times science article that discusses that aerodynamic trick used by race car drivers - drafting.
Looking for a lab that coordinates with this page? Try the Coffee Filter Skydiver Lab from The Laboratory. Requires motion detectors.
Looking for a lab that coordinates with this page? Try the From a Feather to an Elephant from The Laboratory. Requires motion detectors.
Give students a chance to design a study. Try the Falling Body Spreadsheet Lab from The Laboratory.
Assess your students' understanding with this survey from The Curriculum Corner.
Take your students skydiving with this sense-making activity from The Curriculum Corner.
Learning requires action. Give your students this sense-making activity from The Curriculum Corner.
Need ideas? Need help? Explore The Physics Front's treasure box of catalogued resources on Newton's second law.
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