This bundled set of 3 lesson plans provides whole class activities for 3 45-minute periods. Lesson plans provide precise information on what materials are needed for each demonstration as well as detailed instructions on how to perform each demonstration. Twelve demonstrations are described, four for each lesson/law. Included is a graphic organizer that students can use to quickly organize information and use as a study reference. Students will get to experience first hand how Newton's Laws of Motion affect their daily lives, giving meaning to real world scenarios.
These lessons are tied to science TEKS 8.6(C) and are written in 5E format (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, Evaluate). Detailed instructions are given on how to implement the engage portion as well as expected answers from students. The demonstrations include instructions intended for teachers who may not be familiar with science content but will work just as well for educators who are familiar with the content. Common materials make it easy to set up the demonstrations quickly, with no need for extra time between demonstrations. Demonstrations are intended to be used with student involvement as well as student input. Evaluation/Assessment is intended to be formative throughout as students participate in discussion about relating motion they experience to Newton's Laws of Motion.
Blooms Level: Application/Analysis