This lesson covers forces, gravity, and Newton's Laws. I designed it for my 7th and 8th graders, but it could be used for younger and older students. Each section is designed to be engaging for students. The sections have hands-on activities that require very cheap materials.Every section also has a homework assignment; the assignments sum up what the students have learned.I did a section a day, if we finished early then I would let the students work on the homework. My students really enjoyed these lessons and the end project! The end project has the students show what they have learned as they teach it to fifth graders. I was actually able to have my students present their projects to fifth grade students. It was a great experience for everyone involved!
Section 1: What is a Force?
Section 2: Types of Forces
Section 3: Gravity
Section 4: Into to Newton's Laws
Section 5: Solving Force, mass, and acceleration problems
Section 6: Newton's Laws Continued
Final Project: Instructions and Rubric
Teacher keys for all sections are also included