Newton's Laws of Motion NGSS STEM and Activity Unit

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    Teach your students about force and Newton's Laws of Motion using over one-hundred pages of hands-on activities, demonstrations, anchor chart posters, informative text, STEM project and assessment to complete your physical science unit. It will teach and assess your students about Newton's First, Second and Third Laws of Motion.

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    This unit includes:

    • Anchor Chart Posters
      • Terms include gravity, inertia, accelerate, velocity, action, reaction, as well as the above-mentioned laws

    • Forces informative text to introduce balanced and unbalanced forces, gravity, inertia, and friction
    • First Law of Motion nonfiction reading activity
    • First Law demonstration to illustrate "An object in motion will remain in motion and an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force".
    • Second Law non fiction reading activity
    • Second Law Motion worksheet to show how force, mass, and acceleration are related.
    • Third Law guided reading activity to learn about action and reaction pairs
    • Third Law hands-on activity; students create "hot air balloons" and relate them to his law demonstrating how for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction.
    • Digital versions of the Informative text are also included. It can easily be distributed through Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Edmodo, Schoology, etc. (Instructions are included)
    • Newton's Color by Number Review Activity with 48 teacher-created questions and an editable question sheet to fit the diverse needs of your classroom.
    • Sketch Note Graphic Organizer Activity: allows students to demonstrate their understanding of the three laws of motion.
    • Halloween Color by Number Review Activity - Questions are editable allowing you to personalize this resource to fit your needs.
    • Digital Escape Room Review Activity
    • Rotation Station Review Activity
    • Task Cards - includes 24 printable (both black and white and color), digital, and Boom review questions to assess knowledge of the three laws of motion
    • Assessment
    • NGSS aligned MS-PS1-2 Project: Students will create a cellphone case to prevent it from being damaged when dropped.
    • STEM Project - Students will use materials to create a vehicle that can keep an egg safe as it travels.

    Aligns to support NGSS MS-PS2.1

    Read more about how I teach this unit on force and motion here.

    Components that use technology include tips, tricks and how to instructions to make distribution effortless.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects. Examples of practical problems could include the impact of collisions between two cars, between a car and stationary objects, and between a meteor and a space vehicle. Assessment is limited to vertical or horizontal interactions in one dimension.
    By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
    Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
    Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


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