Created on: July 21, 2009

Website Address: https://library.curriki.org/oer/Newton-s-Three-Laws-of-Motion

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This folder contains lessons, assessments, and images relating to Newton's Three Laws of Motion. This folder also contains the bottle rocket building activity.

This lesson goes through defining force and introducing and demonstrating Newton's first two laws of motion.

This assessment asks students to apply their new knowledge of the first two laws of motion to a few short answer questions.

This image depicts the affects of the force of gravity and inertia.

This lesson introduces students to Newton's third law of motion, action-reaction forces, and the implications of Newton's third law on launching rockets.

This assessment asks students to apply their knowledge of Newton's Second and Third Laws to a design for a bottle rocket.

This is a brief overview of how I facilitate the launch of student designed bottle rockets. I highly encourage you to provide your students an opportunity to create their own rockets. This project motivates my students to truly invest in the Laws of Motions lessons and makes the engineering design process relevant for them. Finally, this project also makes the scientific process of hypothesis-test-observation-modification real and applicable for students.

This is an image of two ice skaters pushing against each other, creating an action-reaction pair. Original Image by Benjamin Crowell. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Skaters_showing_newtons_third_law.svg License: Public Domain Arrows and text added by Meredith Beaton

Professor Fran Bagenal at the University of Colorado has some great astronomy resources, including this page on Universal Motions. In addition, there are some very clear and useful diagrams that go along with her notes. I like to use her diagram of a rocket for my own lesson, but many of hers could be useful in any of these Newton lessons.