Newton’s laws of motion project-based learning provide a platform for students to apply their knowledge on energy, force and motion. Students may work in groups using a jigsaw strategy- details included in the assignment as a Microsoft Word link in PowerPoint presentation, and also in the file. The activity is designed for students to cooperate with peers as they brainstorm and find answers to the issues presented in the assignments.
Before beginning the assignment, students will review basic information on force and motion using 10 questions, answers are provided.
Embedded in the PowerPoint is a video on the 3 laws of motion and before each assignment is the background knowledge on each law of motion.
Students will therefore be able to explain why a body is jerked forward when a moving vehicle comes to a sudden stop, identify how tension, stress, shear, bending and torsion influence bridges construction and also apply the concept of action and reaction to the NASA space mission.
Instructor should allow creativity and other community issues that students raise that relate to the laws of motion.
SPS7. Students will determine relationships among force, mass, and motion.
a. Apply Newton’s three laws to everyday situations by explaining the following:
• Relationship between force, mass and acceleration
• Equal and opposite forces
S8P5: Students will recognize characteristics of gravity, electricity, and magnetism as major kinds of forces acting in nature.
a. Recognize that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object and that the force exerted depends on how much mass the objects have and how far apart they are.
S8P3. Students will investigate relationship between force, mass, and the motion of objects.
a. Determine the relationship between velocity and acceleration.
b. Demonstrate the effect of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object in terms of gravity, inertia, and friction.
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