This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
"STANDARD 6 - Force and Motion
The competent science teacher understands and applies the concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
6B. understands the concepts and interrelationships of force (including gravity and friction), inertia, work, power, energy, and momentum
6G. describes the effects of gravitational, electromagnetic, and nuclear forces in real life situations."
Student note guide "fill in the blank" to the PowerPoint lesson II in the "Forces" unit - Introductory physics. This lesson examines Newton's first and second laws of motion and how it relates to inertia; how to calculate force, mass and acceleration; and compares/contrasts weight with mass. PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
*All PowerPoint lessons; review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Physics Complete Unit III Forces" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
Newton's first law
Newton's second law
F = m a
Law of inertia
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