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370 resources with the concept newton's laws of motion

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STEM on Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The STEM on Station series offers students the next best thing to being astronauts on the International Space State. The 18 NASA videos in this collection bring viewers into the space station to observe how these teacher scientists live,...
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Impossible Zero G Skyscraper

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What happens if you build a skyscraper so tall it breaks the laws of physics? This hypothetical scenario leads to an interesting discussion of Newtonian forces and the imaginary forces that explain them. As part of a larger series on...
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Harmonic Motion: Pendulum Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Several times throughout history, groups of soldiers marching in rhythm across a suspension bridge have caused it to collapse. Scholars experiment with pendulums, resonance, and force to determine why this would happen. First, pupils...
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Forces of Motion: Rockets

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young scientists design a rocket to launch using Newton's Laws of Motion in order to discover for themselves the forces of motion. 
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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Study Jams! Newton's First Law: Inertia

For Students 6th - 9th
Give your class some inertia with a far out video and multiple-choice questions about Newton's first law of motion. Several examples are given in an animated feature in a style that upper-elementary learners will enjoy.
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Investigation: Acceleration

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Take a look at acceleration within the context of automotive technology. They vary the mass on a toy car and run it down a ramp, exploring Newton's second law of motion. Though this is a classic lab activity, you will appreciate the...
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Immovable Object vs Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take Newton's second law of motion to a new level by considering an un-acceleratable object with infinite mass. The idea is mind-blowing, but it is thoroughly explored in this clever video clip! Challenge your high school physicists by...
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Study Jams! Force & Motion

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Set youngsters in motion when studying forces. This quick animated film stars Sam and Mia, two intelligent but cool kids who talk about forces and motion on the soccer field. Consider using this resource when preparing junior-high...
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Study Jams! Newton's Third Law: Action & Reaction

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What happens when two teens collide? Find out when RJ runs into Chloe in the school hallway! After their collision, they discuss Newton's third law of motion. Their collision is replayed a few times to identify the action and reaction of...
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The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to...
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NewtonÕs First Law and Eggs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Spinning eggs and Newton's first law of motion, yes it's true. This really well done clip is perfect of class or homeschool use. It uses the example of a cooked vs. an uncooked egg to describe Newton's first law. Lots of light bulbs will...
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STEM: Lou-Vee Air Car

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A comprehensive lesson plan on acceleration awaits your physicists and engineers! Two YouTube videos pique their interest, then sample F=ma problems are worked and graphed. The highlight of the lesson plan is the building of a Lou-Vee...
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Investigating Pressure

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Play "Would You Rather" with your physical science class as an anticipatory set. Each game question is related to the pressure put on an area of the body. Let this activate a discussion on forces, pressure, and area. Give your class...
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The Physics of Bridges

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Construction engineers research types of bridges online and diagram the forces exerted on each. The create different shaped trusses and test for strength. Finally, they will form teams and compete in "Physics Olympics: Bridge Building."...
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Unit V: Worksheet 3 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Force equals mass times acceleration. Physics whizzes apply this formula to six different diagrams, solving eight acceleration problems in all. This is a practical assignment, perfect for homework when practicing Newton's second law of...
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Newton's Third Law of Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
If it doesn't bother you that the graphic in the middle of the page is a bit blurry, you will find a stellar set of physics problems regarding action and reaction. Future phyicists practice applying Newton's thrid law of motion to Mr....
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Newton's Second Law and More

For Students 9th - 12th
Follow the adventures of Fluffy, The Wonder Hamster. Junior physicists calculate his weight on different planets, the force of his rocket engine, and the acceleration and velocity of his toboggan. Fluffy will challenge and entertain your...
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Project X-35

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you want to have your space science superstars build and test rockets, NASA has crafted a comprehensive guide for you! In collaborative groups, high schoolers construct soda bottle rockets and apply Newton's laws of motion. Everything...
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Pop Can Hero Engine

For Teachers K - 8th
Hang a soda can from a string and watch it spin by the force created by water streaming out of slanted holes. This plan provides background information, detailed materials and procedures, discussion questions, a lab worksheet, and...
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Work and Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The first activity may not work for your class if you don't have access to an open area of 30 meters and two cars of different masses, but the remaining activities can be used in any physics course. They all involve the investigation of...
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Acting on Newton's Third Law of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Your physics fans will react to you showing this PowerPoint by understanding Newton's third law! It is full of diagrams pertinent to the information being explained. A few...
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Motion and Forces

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A substantial but viewer-friendly selection of slides presents the topics of forces and motion. The simplicity of format and content make this perfectly suited to an introductory physical science course. Slides begin by addressing...
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Newton's Second Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Three memorable activities build on each other to give physics masters a firm grasp of Newton's Second Law. Pupils play with a lab cart on a flat surface and on an incline to confirm that force is equal to mass times acceleration. In the...