NGSS Aligned Resources for MS-PS2-2.
Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
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Rotational EquilibriumLesson Planet
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Physics stars design mobiles that demonstrate rotational equilibrium. They take measurements and solve related equations for force by graphing, substitution, or determinants. This is a well-developed lesson plan, complete with student...
Get Me Off This PlanetLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
What do Newton's Laws have to do with getting from Earth to Mars?The activities in this resource show how Newton's Laws work with rockets to get them into space. Background information includes facts about orbits and how orbits are used...
The Advantage of MachinesLesson Planet
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Show your young scholars how to make their work easier. The first lesson in a series of 10 introduces the class to work and the way simple machines can be make work easier. The simple machines scholars can find in everyday items are...
Spring Scale EngineeringLesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Designed
After examining how a spring scale works, teams work together to design their own general measurement device. Reading material provides background information, but there is no part of the procedure in which learners handle an actual...
Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar CarLesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long lesson, your upper-elementary or...
Figure Skating Physics—Science of the Winter Olympic GamesLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight...
Study Jams! Force & MotionLesson Planet
4 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Set youngsters in motion when studying forces. This quick animated film stars Sam and Mia, two intelligent but cool kids who talk about forces and motion on the soccer field. Consider using this resource when preparing junior-high...
Roller Coaster! Measuring Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, and Lost EnergyLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
While building rollercoaster tracks for marbles is definitely age-appropriate for middle schoolers, the calculations on the lab sheets for this lesson are above most of them. Physics fledglings measure the potential energy at the...
The Mighty Mathematics of the LeverLesson Planet
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Exactly what did Archimedes mean when he said, "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth"? Watch this video and find out as it explains the mathematics behind levers, and explores a few fun hypothetical situations involving...