About the Workshops - Workshop Goals Concepts Develop an understanding of forces as interactions. Develop the ability to analyze the forces acting on objects. Develop the ability to analyze the motion of objects. Develop an appreciation for Newton's Laws of Motion. Skills Identify and represent forces, including: Contact forces: Active pushes or pulls (e.g. by the human body; rubber bands or springs) Passive pushes or pulls (e.g. by floor or rope) Friction (e.g. sliding, rolling, or fluid resistance) Non-contact forces: Gravitational, electrical, and magnetic forces Explain the forces acting on objects that are: At rest Moving with a constant speed Moving with a constant acceleration Describe and explain (using words, pictures, data tables, and graphs) the motion of objects in one dimension, including: Linear horizontal or vertical motion Falling, with and without air resistance Motion on an inclined plane (e.g. rolling and sliding) Describe the motion of objects using appropriate terms including: Instant in time Interval of time Position Instantaneous speed Mass Acceleration Develop a familiarity with terms related to force and motion including: Inertia Vector Pressure Stability Net force Power