Newton's second law

Newton's second law
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This resource is an interactive web page that focuses on the concept of Newton’s second law and the link between mass, acceleration and net force. Interactive quizzes enable students to immediately practice what they learn. Further Check Your Understanding problems appear at the bottom of the page for students to try. It also has tabs to Student Extras and Teacher’s Guides. Links to follow-on tutorials are also provided.


Additional Information

Achievement Standard: Students apply relationships between force, mass and acceleration to predict changes in the motion of objects.

Comments:  A very thorough tutorial that covers the topic in great detail. Animations and problems that students can try themselves enhance the coverage.

Suggested time: Indeterminate as the many links enable students to explore this topic over several hours.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics > ACSSU229
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences