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#### 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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#### Walking the Plank

For Students 6th - 8th
This is a cool math activity. Kids collect and interpret data based on a physical act. A board is balanced between a scale and a step, learners record a peer's weight as it decreases while s/he walks further away from the scale. They...
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#### Properties of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This PowerPoint is a gem! Seventy-eight slides present an entire introduction to matter in bullet-point fashion. Viewers learn about everything from mass and inertia to phase changes and gas laws! The only glitch is that the links to...
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#### The Weather Classroom - Atmosphere

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Meteorology learners explore the weight of air, layers of the atmosphere, and air pressure action through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. Enough discussion prompts, background information, student...
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#### Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces...
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#### 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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#### Bend That Bar

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Bend it, but don't break it. Groups investigate the strength of different materials. Using a procedure in the seventh segment of a 22-part series on aviation, pupils determine how far a rod will bend. They determine the strength-to-mass...
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#### May the Force Be with You: Weight

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Too much material will weigh you down. The sixth segment in a series of 22 highlights how weight affects a plane. Pupils learn that engineers take the properties of materials, including weight, when designing something.
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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Longer and Heavier? Shorter and Heavier?

For Teachers K Standards
For many young children it seems obvious that longer objects are heavier than shorter objects. This assumption is put to the test as the class investigates the relationship between length and weight in a whole-group activity. Using a...
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#### How Heavy

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Break out the balances for this primary grade instructional activity on weight measurement. Using common elementary school manipulatives like unifix or snap cubes, young mathematicians determine the weight of four different classroom...
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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Which Weighs More? Which Weighs Less?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Expand the the comparative language of young mathematicians with a hand-on weight measurement activity. Working independently or in pairs, children compare the weight of large wooden blocks to various other classroom objects, recording...
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#### Global Atmospheric Change: The Math Link

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Change up the classroom atmosphere with this interdisciplinary resource. Following along with the children's book Mr. Slaptail's Curious Contraption, these math worksheets provide practice with a wide range of topics including simple...
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#### Weight and Mass & Forces in Equilibrium

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
I would weigh less on the moon? Send me there, then! On the top of the first page, a cartoon image demonstrates the difference between Earth and the moon. It then goes on to describe weight and mass and provides five practice problems...
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For Students 4th - 6th
Learn how to measure weight with newtons in a science experiment about gravity. After they read a short paragraph about force, fifth graders draw an arrow to indicate which way a spring is being pulled. Next, they survey their family...
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#### Blow-and-Go Parachute

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students design a skydiver and parachute constraption to demonstrate how drag caused by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth. They experience how gravity pulls the skydiver toward the earth and how...
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#### Unit V: Worksheet 2 - Constant Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics learners studying force and acceleration practice solving eight problems with this assignment. They calculate acceleration and deceleration, net force, and distances required for stopping a moving object. Kinematics equations and...
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#### What Unit of Measurement?

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
If you're measuring a bicycle, would you use inches, feet, or yards? What about when you measure a shoe, or a flagpole? Explore measurement with this worksheet, which prompts third graders to use their critical-thinking skills. Three...
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#### Computing the Net Force

For Students 4th - 6th
Adorable little stick figures push and pull a cart of blocks to explain the push and pull of forces. Future physicists then define force and identify it in different situations on the learning exercise that follows. Concepts covered...
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#### Graphing the Four Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using the Cartesian coordinate system, future flight experts plot points to determine whether or not an airplane will fly. With the four forces of weight, lift, drag, and thrust represented in different quadrants, your physics learners...
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#### Mass Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
It's not just a slideshow, it's a lesson on mass. First, learners complete a mental math warm-up, where they determine the number before and after a series of given numbers, then they form groups to weigh packages and compare mass....
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#### Rescue Mission Game

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct probability experiments.  In this rescue mission lesson plan, sudents play a game and collect statistical data.  They organize and interpret the data and determine the probability of success.  Students plot points on a...
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#### Mass Problems

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Here are 22 problems on 4 pages intended to provide practice in calculating mass. Learners determine the differences in weight, fractional equivalents of given quantities, and determine which item is heaviest or lightest. The problems...
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#### Converting Units of Capacity, Weight, Mass, Time and Area

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this math worksheet, middle schoolers practice converting the measurements from one form to another using capacity, weight, mass, time , and area.
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#### Measurement and Conversion of Units in a Recipe

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy lesson, your class will identify and compare cooking measurement instruments. They read a recipe and sequence a set of similar instructions in which the steps have been mixed up....