This investigation is all about scientific inquiry, getting students to plan and carry out investigations exploring Newton’s second law (F=ma), gravity and inclined planes.
Concept: Inclined plane
An inclined plane is a flat surface that is raised at one end. It is a simple machine that reduces the force required to move an object over a vertical distance.
An inclined plane is one of the six types of simple machines and one of the most common reasons to use an inclined plane is to help raise an object vertically.
Learn more about inclined planes in the following Whybricks activities: