Newton's Third Law and Law of Gravitation

Why was Sir Newton so important to the field of science? Pupils discuss his contributions, specifically his Third Law, as they learn about gravity and the center of mass. They work multiple problems to ensure their understanding and conclude the activity with a class-wide discussion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have students research additional examples of Newton's Law and discuss in a class-wide setting
  • Create a matching activity to test learners' knowledge of terms associated with this presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Set aside additional time to thoroughly explain the information presented
Pros

  • Allows for expansion or modification
  • Offers options for differentiated learning
Cons

  • There are no images, other than graphs, to catch the attention of visual learners
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