Students explore the factors that determine inertia and study Newton's first law of motion. In this inertia lesson students complete an activity and write a prediction and explanation of what happened.
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Life (and Death) Before Seat Belts
Did you know only 80-90% of passengers wear a seat belt in a moving car? Young scholars use clay and a cart to complete an experiment about what happens without a seat belt in a collision. The lesson includes Newton's Second Law of...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Newton's Second Law: Acceleration
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...
6th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project
Explore the relationship between sports and physics in this cross curricular lesson. Using this physics, physical education, and literacy lesson, middle and high schoolers prepare a multi-media presentation based on a chosen sport. They...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed