In this activity, students will apply Newton's Laws of Motion to a video clip from Toy Story 2.
Day 1: For part one, students will record, on their student worksheets, the definitions of each of Newton's Laws of Motion. Then they will use those definitions as they watch a 10 minute video clip. As they watch the video clip they will find one example for each law.
Day 2: For part two, students will choose their best example from part one and complete the analysis portion of the activity.
Concepts covered in this activity: Newton's Laws of Motion, Inertia, Acceleration, Action- Reaction, Speed, Balanced and Unbalanced Forces, Gravity
Included in the file:
Newton Meets Buzz and Woody Student Worksheet- 2 pages pdf
Newton Meets Buzz and Woody Grading Rubric- 1 page pdf
Newton Meets Buzz and Woody Teacher Notes- 2 pages pdf with student samples
Newton Meets Buzz and Woody Writing Template- 1 page pdf
This activity will require the movie Toy Story 2. Clips can also be accessed on YouTube. Segments of the movie or clips from YouTube to view are listed in the teacher notes.