Students who have been exposed to the Newton's Laws of Motion will love this interactive lab! This lab requires students to analyze what they already know about Newton's Laws and apply them to this lab investigation. As always, I try to have my students have a part in the decision process of the lab activity. By deciding on the independent variable of this activity, they test their ability to use what they have learned to predict the outcome of the activity. A proper use of the Scientific Method is emphasized.
The following are addressed in this activity:
-Newton's Laws of Motion
-Scientific Method: gathering background information, following procedures, gathering data, independent variable, dependent variable, and control
Aligns with the following Common Core Standards for grades 6-8: