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#### Laws of Motion

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Do you need some new ideas for teaching Newton's Laws of Motion? This series of activities will spring your curriculum to life! Choose from five activities to demonstrate orÂ haveÂ your science stars perform. As a result, they will have...
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#### Inertial Mass, Weight, and Newton's Second Law of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The stage is set for you to guide future physicists through three forceful activities about motion. In the first, learners experiment with rolling carts to discover how objects interact. In the second, they inspect images of an object in...
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#### Playing with Parachutes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This lesson certainly will not be a drag! Little engineers design parachutes that make use of air resistance and, as a result, slow the descent of the payload as much as possible. It is an opportunity to teach about many motion concepts:...
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#### Chapter 6 - Practice Problems: Forces

For Students 9th - 12th
Zip through 13 physics problems with force! Equations are printed in large text in the upper-right corner of the page. Pupils change friction forces, deal directly with Newton's second and third laws of motion, and name fundamental...
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#### CPO Science - Foundations of Physics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
An object in motion will remain in motion, and your physics learners will really get moving by viewing this PowerPoint! They examine each of Newton's laws of motion, learning about force, inertia, acceleration, and equilibrium. They are...
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#### Lesson 3: Acceleration and Force

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A nine-page physics resource supports your lesson on acceleration. A step-by-step lesson plan walks you through the materials you need, the background information, steps for leading experimentation, and the explanation of the results....
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#### Boat Hull Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in small groups students develop three alternative boat designs. They discuss the rationale for the type of hull, propeller, location of ballast, and type of building material used in their design. They build their boat.
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#### 3-2-1 Pop!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pairs of space scientists or junior physicists construct and deploy antacid-powered rockets. Through this activity, they observe Newton's Laws of Motion. The plan is detailed and well-organized. Resource links include professionally...
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#### Roller Coaster Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Emerging engineers work in teams to design pipe insulation roller coasters for marbles that meet specific parameters. They are required to label along the track the areas where kinetic and potential energy are highest and lowest, where...
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#### Force Diagrams

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seeming incomplete, this slide show introduces physical science novices to the balancing of forces and drawing force diagrams. The first seven slides work well to meet this purpose. The remaining slides, however, turn viewers over to...
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#### Newton's Laws of Motion Crossword

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Newton's Laws of Motion crossword puzzle worksheet, learners use the 13 clues and the terms in the word bank to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
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#### Newton's Laws of Motion

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders utilize Newton's Laws of Motion to explain how things move, create poster illustrating each law of motion, and present and explain their poster to classmates.
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#### Mathematics at the Frontier of Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the different types of measurements used in astronomy. In this space science lesson plan, students explain the relationship between planets' orbits and distance from the sun using Kepler's Laws. They discuss how math...
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#### Newton's Laws of Motion-Newton's 1st Law and Friction

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Newton's Laws of Motion worksheet, students solve 8 problems using Newton's 1st Law of Motion and the concepts of friction. Students determine if forces are greater than, equal to or less than the forces given. Students also...
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#### Fly Me to the Moon!

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this Moon travel worksheet, students construct a simple rocket trajectory called the Hohmann Transfer orbit using a compass, string, paper and a pencil. Students solve 2 problems which include finding the number of hours it takes to...
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#### Newton's Laws

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this motion worksheet, students read about the 3 laws of motion and then complete a graphic organizer describing the laws and giving an example for each one.
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#### The Physics of Skateboarding

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are able to analyze gravity as an universal force. They are able to determine how the force of friction retards motion. Students are able to apply Newton's Laws of Motion ot the way the world works.
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#### Red Light, Green Light

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate the friction between tires and the road and how it affects the movement of cars while driving. They discuss and define friction, experiment with sandpaper and wax paper to determine which material provides the least...
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#### Motion and Forces

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders create PowerPoint presentations to present Newton's three laws of motion, and make and launch rockets.
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#### Newton's Laws

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Beginning with definitions of mass and foce, this excellent set of slides summarizes Newton's Laws of motion and universal bravitaions. Components of each law are explained along with examples and questions to inspire discussion. This is...
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#### Pop Rocket - Trash to Treasure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
First off, Newton's laws of motion aren't often taught at 2nd grade, so this lesson may be more appropriate for upper elementary learners. It begins with a discussion and demonstration of the laws of motion, and then has individuals...
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#### Newton's First Law Crash!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers define what inertia is in their own words. In this physics lesson plan, students observe what happens to their action figure as the skateboard stops suddenly. They apply Newton's 1st law to real world situations.
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#### Newton's Laws of Motion Word Search

For Students 5th - 7th
In this Newton's Laws of Motion word search worksheet, students locate and identify 12 words related to Newton's Laws of Motion within the word search puzzle.
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#### Momentum Conserved

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore Newton's Laws of Motion and how momentum is conserved. In this physics lesson, students observe experiments in which various items collide. Students draw conclusions as to how "momentum" defined as "mass X velocity"...