Forced to Learn

Physics is phun and this inquiry lesson phull of phacts! With a set of materials, scholars must design their own experiments to better understand Newton's Laws of Motion. Pupils visualize the direct relationships between force, mass, and acceleration through graphing their results.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign cooperative groups that work well together
  • If pupils aren't familiar with inquiry lessons, set the expectations before handing out the materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of force (both balanced and unbalanced), mass, acceleration, friction, and Newton's Laws of Motion 
Pros

  • Provides accommodations and extension ideas
  • Uses readily available materials
Cons

  • None