Overview of Unit
This unit is designed to introduce students to Newton's laws by way of simple, hands-on activities. Students experiment freely with toys and objects, and then are asked to define what they observe in terms of Newton's 3 laws of motion. In doing this, they are also introduced to many fundamental concepts in physics.
Who was Sir Isaac Newton?
Activity 1 - Motion in Review
Activity 2 - Gravity & Balance
Activity 3 - Moving Masses
Activity 4 - Parachute Drop
Activity 5 - Basketball Arcs
Activity 6 - Ball & Cup Contest
Activity 7 - Rolling On
Activity 8 - Great Race
Activity 9 - Accelerating Masses
Activity 10 - The Come-Back-Can
Activity 11 - Action-Reaction in Action
Activity 12 - The Grasshopper Game
Activity 13 - Clacker Conservation