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Newton's Laws of Motion

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.
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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 12 - The Grasshopper Game


Activity 13 - Clacker Conservation