Force and Motion   Jan 15, 2008   2:00/1:00 MT/PT
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Visit the Thinkquest site to discover how force and motion operate.
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/cat_show.html?cat_id=563

Pick up a pencil. Throw a ball. You are using force to produce motion.
Explore Lawrence Hall of Science activities for Force and Motion to investigate how the principles of force and motion work.
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/foss/scope/folio/html/ForceandMotion/1.html

Take a guided tour of Newton’s three laws of motion with NASA's Glenn Research Center.
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/newton.html

rollercoasterLike Roller Coasters? Check out Amusement park Physics!
http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/

Put a force into action. See the effects of weight and air resistance on a moving vehicle on the BBC science site. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/forces_action.shtml

After seeing an apple fall to the ground, Sir Isaac Newton suddenly understood how gravity applies to everything in the world. Learn more about Newton and his life. http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/newtlife.html

Sir Isaac Newton said he built his ideas based of the work of a scientist that lived hundreds of years before him: Galileo Galilei. Find out what Galileo discovered about the properties of inertia. http://id.mind.net/~zona/mstm/physics/mechanics/forces/galileo/galileoInertia.html

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How do you describe motion? The Physics Classroom provides a tutorial on Newton's first law of motion, inertia and mass, and more.
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/newtlaws/u2l1a.html

Science LogoCheck out eight K-8 workshops for teachers covering the science concepts in force and motion from the Annenberg Channel and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/force/

Teach physics on a roller coaster. Check out these resources for hands-on ways to study force and motion. http://www.cln.org/themes/force_motion.html

The faster an object goes, the greater the force is acting upon it. Analyze Newton's Second Law of Motion with resources on this site from the Junior Academy of Science of St. Louis.
http://www.jracademy.com/~mbasteaf/newton/second/main.html

ice skater The Exploratorium explains the physics behind an ice skater's spin and finding your center of gravity with two classroom projects.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/center_of_gravity.html
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/momentum_machine.html

Uncover the Federal Aviation Administration’s educational resources for teaching Newton’s third law of Motion. http://www.faa.gov/education_research/education/educator_resources/educators_corner/grades_7_8/rocket_car/

How Fast Can It Go???
Explore this classroom activity for Kindergarteners on Force and Motion by Christa Murphy. This web-quest activity allows students will study the motion of objects that move people from one place to another. http://www.dreamsbeginhere.org/sanpablo/force_and_motion.htm

Dig into this fun classroom activity exploring the topic of Inertia. This lesson from the Society of Women Engineers is for grades 3-8. http://www.swe.org/iac/LP/inertia_02.html

Investigate a Canadian view of force and motion with this wonderful website and classroom activities on Force and Motion for grades K-8.
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/force.htm
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/midlsci/gr7ucmsc.html

Read a message from Sir Isaac Newton himself describing his three laws of Motion.
http://www.uvm.edu/~inquiryb/webquest/fa06/mmarshal/

rocketIdentify Newton’s 3rd third law of motion and investigate how it applies to aeronautics in this Web site from NASA. Look for a further list of activities on Force and Motion for grades 6-12.
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/newton3.html

Cislunar Aerospace has some great hands on activities to demonstrate concepts!
http://wings.avkids.com/Curriculums/Forces_Motion/

Science Online Force
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/force.htm
Check out the incredible resources Connie Campbell of Jefferson County Schools, Dandridge, Tenessee has compiled to aid you in your study of Force & Motion!

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