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Fifth graders study Newton's three laws of motion in a whole group setting using their textbook as a resource. They work in small groups to create a multimedia presentation of one of the laws to present to the class. They design an activity that demonstrates one law, and photographic using a digital camera.
Students use their TI-nspire calculator to solve problems using Coulomb's law. In this calculus lesson, students follow the teacher demonstration in which a charged particle is moved on the calculator to illustrate the way force changes with distance. Students apply Coulomb's law to a problem solving activity.
Can you feel the weight of the world? After viewing this PowerPoint, your physics class will. They learn that because of the gravitational pull of the sun, Earth does not go flying off into space. They also learn how to use the universal law of gravitation to calculate Earth's mass and the inverse-square law to relate intensity and distance. This is a descriptive demonstration of these physics concepts for your high schoolers.
Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This PowerPoint would be great to bring energy concepts to your class, including transformation of energy, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy. Use some or all of the slides to your liking!
Students give examples of each of Newton's three laws as they occur in everyday experiences. They visually represent and differentiate the difference between a direct proportion and an inverse proportion. Students explain how the gravitational law affects the tides of the earth as they calculate the actual gravitational force between the sun and earth and the moon and earth to conclude which has the stronger influence.
First graders engage in a activity that is about Newton's Laws Of Gravitation while conducting research in order to perform an information search. They sing a song about the Law of Gravitation and play a game of Ring Around The Rosie. Then students have a class discussion.