NGSS Aligned Resources for HS-PS2-1.
Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
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Study Jams! Newton's Second Law: Acceleration
3 mins 6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Become a pinball wizard by understanding acceleration. Mia and Sam define acceleration for the audience and touch on the property of inertia. Get your physical science class up to speed by showing this little video, reviewing the...
Immovable Object vs Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?
4 mins 9th - 12th
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...
Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics!
22 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Make an impact on young physicists with this fun collection of resources. After first watching a video and taking notes on the physics of car crashes, students go on to complete a series of activities that explore the concepts of energy,...
Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Math Behind Michael Jordan's Legendary Hang Time
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As spectacular of an athlete as he was, even Michael Jordan can't beat gravity. Engage young scholars in exploring the science and math behind this hall-of-famer's amazing leaping ability, and see how things would be different on other...
NASA Engineering Design Challenges - Spacecraft Structures
6th - 9th
What kind of design challenges are there in building structures to support rocket engines? The unit takes design teams through the process of building the lightest possible thrust support structure that can withstand the necessary forces...