Isaac Newton

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Learn about Newton's laws of motions

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand that a force is a push or a pull on an object that causes a change in its motion. For example, a nuclear explosion pushes matter apart with tremendous power; the moon pulls on the Earths oceans, causing low and high tides; and a magnet pulls iron filings toward it.
  2. Realize that forces give every object its shape; one...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Experiment with Friction. Before watching the video, give each student a wood block (can be different sizes), newspaper, towel, sand, waxed paper, aluminum foil, etc. Have students push their blocks across each of the surfaces (can be placed on floor or tabletop). Record which surface allows the block to move farther. Compare with different ...

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