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Sean Gillette

8th Grade Science

Vanguard Preparatory

Apple Valley, CA

Rural Environment

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(12 Units, 81 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Forces(12 Lessons)

Unit 1 - First Week of School(5 Lessons)

Unit 2 - States of Matter(5 Lessons)

Unit 3 - Periodic Table(6 Lessons)

Unit 4 - Atomic Structure(5 Lessons)

Unit 5 - Chemical Reactions(11 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Forces(12 Lessons)

Unit 7 - Density and Buoyancy(6 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Motion(6 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Solutions(3 Lessons)

Unit 10 - Earth, Moon, and Sun(3 Lessons)

Unit 11 - Solar System(8 Lessons)

Unit 12 - Engineering and Design(11 Lessons)

Newton's 1st Law: Coin Activity (Inertia) - Newton's Law Expo (1 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:Newton's Law are learned through direct experience.

16 Resources

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16 Resources

66 Favorites

Newton's 1st Law: Hammer, Nails & Inertia - Newton's Law Expo (2 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:Experiencing Newton's Laws of Motion is better than reading about it in a book.

16 Resources

13 Favorites

16 Resources

13 Favorites

Newton's 1st Law: Greek Waiter Tray - Newton's Law Expo (3 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:Centripetal force is achieved when a force is applied to an object at a right angle. By spinning a greek waiter tray with a cup of water students will be able to experience centripetal force.

16 Resources

10 Favorites

16 Resources

10 Favorites

Newton's 1st Law: Penny on a Coat Hanger - Newton's Law Expo (4 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:The centripetal force created by a swinging coat hanger will keep a penny pinned to the end of the coat hanger's hook.

16 Resources

11 Favorites

16 Resources

11 Favorites

Newton's 2nd Law: Ping Pong Ball Activity - Newton's Laws Expo (5 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:Striking a ping pong ball and a golf ball with a ruler creates differing amounts of acceleration.

16 Resources

49 Favorites

16 Resources

49 Favorites

Newton's 2nd Law: Balloon Racers - Newton's Law Expo (6 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:A weighted balloon will race an unweighted balloon to demonstrate proof of Newton's 2nd Law.

16 Resources

13 Favorites

16 Resources

13 Favorites

Newton's 2nd Law: Paper Clip Racers - Newton's Law Expo (7 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:Racing paper clips will show that greater force produces greater acceleration.

16 Resources

17 Favorites

16 Resources

17 Favorites

Newton's 3rd Law: Skateboard Activity - Newton's Laws Expo (8 of 9)

8th Grade Science

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Forces

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.

16 Resources

18 Favorites

16 Resources

18 Favorites

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

8th Grade Science

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Forces

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

16 Resources

22 Favorites

16 Resources

22 Favorites

Newton's 1st Law Demonstration

8th Grade Science

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Forces

Big Idea:Newton's 1st Law is not always intuitive to students. Providing a real world example helps them to understand the physical environment they live in.

8 Resources

17 Favorites

8 Resources

17 Favorites

Newton's 2nd Law Demonstration

8th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Forces

Big Idea:Newton's 2nd Law is not always intuitive to students. Providing a real world example helps them to understand the physical environment they live in.

10 Resources

12 Favorites

10 Resources

12 Favorites

Newton's 3rd Law Demonstration

8th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Forces

Big Idea:Newton's 3rd Law is not always intuitive to students. Providing a real world example helps them to understand the physical environment they live in.

10 Resources

9 Favorites

10 Resources

9 Favorites