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Apply Newton's Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

 
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Newton's Second and Third Laws of Motion: Bumper Boats Investigation

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Collisions of "bumper boats" are a fun way to explore Newton's 2nd and 3rd Laws.

 
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Newton's Laws of Motion Simulation Investigation

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Simulations provide experiences that are difficult to replicate in the lab and help students explore how forces change the motion of objects.

 
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Newton's Laws Graffiti

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Newton's Laws help us explain and predict the motion of objects - explore the laws through research, demonstrations and art!

 
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All New-Tons Of Fun Lab Stations: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to get your students excited about literacy? This lesson provides an exciting context to work on scientific reading, writing, speaking, and designing. Students complete fun labs and discussion protocols with Gaussian Guns and Mystery Crashes!

 
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The Wagon and The Ball

8th Grade Science » Unit: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
8th Grade Science » Unit: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore a situation that may be familiar from childhood — what happens to a ball sitting in a wagon when the wagon moves? Simple? Not necessarily.

 
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Absolute Zero

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Students build on their understanding of measuring heat with this investigation into what we mean by absolute zero.

 
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Forces and Motion Assessment Review

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assessment is a snapshot of what students know now. What happens if the picture is out of focus?

 
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Forces and Motion Assessment Choices

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assessment is a critical part of learning - figuring out what we know and don't know is best done when the assessment tool measures our understanding accurately.

 
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Rockets: Research and Design Proposals

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's not rocket science.....oh wait, it is! Students use the design process to create a water powered bottle rocket that can launch hundreds of feet into the air!

 
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Force and Motion Essential Questions

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Where do Newton's Laws show up in our daily lives? Can knowledge of these laws help us make decisions? Students explore these ideas!

 
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Newton's 3rd Law: Newton's Cradle & Expo (9 of 9)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Forces
8th Grade Science » Unit: Forces
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Newton's 3rd Law can be demonstrated most effectively with a Newton's Cradle.

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All New-Tons Of Fun Lab Stations: Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to get your students excited about literacy? This lesson provides an exciting context to work on scientific reading, writing, speaking, and designing. Students complete fun labs and discussions with "launching" tennis balls and ruler flip races!

 
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8th Grade Science » Unit: Forces
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

When you toss a medicine ball it causes an equal and opposite force that is normally never observed. However, do it while on a skateboard and Newton's 3rd Law can be seen.

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Exploring Forces (Part 1)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
8th Grade Science » Unit: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students look at forces to understand why an object's motion either changes or does not change.

 
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All New-Tons Of Fun Lab Stations: Day 3

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to get your students excited about literacy? This lesson provides an exciting context to work on scientific reading, writing, speaking, and designing. Students complete fun labs as they perform an "egg drop" and create Matchbook Rockets!

 
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