A Running Start and Frames of Reference

Ttake learning to the next level! Individuals research inertial mass, a physical property of matter, and apply what they learn through a series of activities designed to stimulate the senses. They demonstrate Galileo's Principle of Inertia and apply Newton's First Law of Motion as they participate in a complete class discussion.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research additional examples of the laws discussed in this lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide additional time, if needed, to adequately cover all material and ensure understanding
  • Perform activities outdoors or in a room that provides ample space 

  • Multiple activities allow for demonstrations and provide the opportunity to convey all information included
  • Fully describes complex information with examples so that all learners understand the concepts presented

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