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Scholastic

#### 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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Texas State Energy Conservation Office

#### 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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Scholastic

#### 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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Scholastic

#### 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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National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

#### STEM: Lou-Vee Air Car

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A comprehensive lesson 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 is the building of a Lou-Vee air car!...
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Curated OER

#### 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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NASA

#### 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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Curated OER

#### 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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Curated OER

#### 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...
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Curated OER

#### Laws of Motion

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Do you need some new ideas for teaching Newton's Laws of Motion? This series of activities will spring your curriculum to life! Choose from five activities to demonstrate or have your science stars perform. As a result, they will have...
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Curated OER

#### Law of Conservation of Momentum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A suggested sequence of events lays out five hands-on activities and four creative assessments on the conservation of momentum. Using spring scales and mail scales, junior physicists examine Newton's Third Law. After you have taught the...
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Curated OER

#### Playing With Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind...
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Curated OER

#### Inertial Mass, Weight, and Newton's Second Law of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The stage is set for you to guide future physicists through three forceful activities about motion. In the first, learners experiment with rolling carts to discover how objects interact. In the second, they inspect images of an object in...
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Curated OER

#### Physical Setting: Physics Exam 2004

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Twelve pages of mostly multiple-choice questions comprise this comprehensive New York Regents physics exam. It covers an entire year's worth of physics curriculum and requires about three hours for completion. Review the questions to...
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Curated OER

#### Terminal Velocity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students calculate acceleration due to gravity with the measurements of the period of a pendulum or measurements of the time for an object to fall from different heights. They observe and measure the effect of air resistance on the...
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Flipped Math

#### Calculus AB/BC - Can Change Occur at an Instant?

For Students 10th - 12th
Be instantly transfixed by the idea of instantaneous rates of change. Scholars watch an informative video that introduces the fathers of calculus, Newton and Leibniz. They then learn about instantaneous rates of change by first...
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American Museum of Natural History

#### Meet the Universe's Main Attraction ... Gravity

For Students 6th - 12th
Learners read a short description about gravity and what it does and then explore the two ideas about how gravity works. After gaining a better understanding of the concept, individuals participate in a thorough experiment on what would...
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Teach Engineering

#### Equal and Opposite Thrust in Aircraft: You're a Pushover!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
It's the law—every action requires a reaction, no matter how small. Pupils experience two demonstrations of Newton's third law of motion as it relates to thrust in the 10th segment of a 22-part unit on flight. Using their mathematical...
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Teach Engineering

#### Physics Tug of War

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Slide books with a little assistance from Newton. Using books, groups create a demonstration of Newton's Second Law of motion. Pupils compare the distance traveled by one and two books when they apply a force to them.
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#### Why Are Clouds White?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to change the color of clouds? A three-part activity explores the scattering of light by the water droplets that make up clouds. After observing a demonstration, curious scholars conduct their own investigations of the...
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CK-12 Foundation

#### Newton's Apple

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists state that the higher something is above the earth, the greater the gravitational potential energy. Does this mean there is more gravity acting on the moon than on an apple falling from a tree? Scholars adjust the distance...
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Curated OER

#### Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Explore the laws of motion though a window book activity. Learners use the provided templates to put together a book that includes Isaac Newton's three laws. Behind the window flaps, they can place images, graphic, experiment results,...
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Exploratorium

#### Whack-a-Stack

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Go wild as you hit a stack of wooden blocks to demonstrate Newton's first and second laws of motion. The blocks at the top of the stack stay put as you knock one at a time out of the bottom. Note, however, that you will need to visit a...
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

#### Playing with Parachutes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This lesson certainly will not be a drag! Little engineers design parachutes that make use of air resistance and, as a result, slow the descent of the payload as much as possible. It is an opportunity to teach about many motion concepts:...