This is a complete introductory lesson on force and net force. It comes with a Power Point Presentation, Student Note sheet, and Net Force Practice Problems Worksheet. During the Power Point presentation, students write down notes and draw pictures of main concepts.
Bell Ringer Quick Write
Reasons for studying forces
Background on forces: common definitions, forces of nature, and how those definitions relate to the physics definition of force.
Examples of forces
Forces in the Same Direction
Forces in the Opposite Direction
Balanced Forces & Examples
Unbalanced Forces & Examples
I left a slide in the beginning titled "Star Wars & the Force" in case you want to do what I do for an intro. I show a short (5 minute) clip of Yoda teaching Luke about the force.
I wish I could attach the video clip, but you can go to Youtube and type in Empire Strikes Back + Raising the X-wing and you will get the clip that I show. As far as I have been told teachers are allowed by copyright law to show clips of movies for educational purposes as long as it is face-to-face teaching.
To make it easier for students to follow along, I added arrows and numbered the note sheet.
Introduction to Forces Power Point, Student Note Sheet, & Problems
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