Teaching Tips

Drawing Force Diagrams – Example 1

Force diagrams are a basic part of analyzing the forces acting on an object. But the process can seem confusing, since there is often “a lot of stuff happening.” This example from the Exploring Physics app  takes you through the steps of drawing force diagrams.  This movie is posted on the Exploring Physics YouTube channel, and is one of a large number of tutorial movies included in the Exploring Physics Curriculum app. All movies posted on our YouTube channel are free for your use and are appropriate for a variety of grade levels, from middle to high school.

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