Christa's Lost Lesson: Newton’s Laws

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How do the laws of motion work in space? Learners explore Newton's laws of motion in different experiments as part of the Christa's Lost Lessons series. They rotate around the room in three stations to experience each law in action using different objects. Scholars then compare their findings to results of similar experiments in space and draw conclusions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge students to design their own courses for other groups to test for Newton's first law
  • Research examples of Newton's laws in everyday life and share a short mini-presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires materials not found in a typical classroom
Pros

  • Station setup keeps pupils moving and engaged
  • Challenging hands-on tasks pique interest
Cons

  • None