Motion and Forces
Ninth graders investigate Newton's Laws of Motion as they relate to the motion flight of rockets. They use paper, tape and glue to construct rockets and develop PowerPoint presentations of Newton's laws.
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Potential and Kinetic Energy: The Roller Coaster Lab
Ron Toomer, a famous roller coaster designer, suffered from motion sickness. Pupils design their own roller coasters, learning about potential and kinetic energy in the process. Labs focus on the importance of drop height, energy...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Forces and Motion: Basics
How is tug of war related to pushing a refrigerator? Here's a simulation connects these two activities with Newton's First Law of Motion. Four different simulations allow scholars to explore net force with tug of war, motion with pushing...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable