Newton’s Second Law: Acceleration | Investigation in Motion and Graphing

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Student will track a ball as it rolls down a ramp. A pictorial, less mathematical method of graphing is introduced which can be very helpful as a bridge to more traditional graphing methods. Students will begin to develop an understanding of how to read motion graphs. Both speed and distance graphs are analyzed.

By starting with the scientific phenomena, you'll be intrigued and excited to dig deeper into the why’s and how’s of each scientific concept. Beautifully illustrated and well laid out, these lab activities are easy to use from the very first page. Experiments are clearly organized and written to the student so they do not need to be pre-digested by a teacher before beginning. Helpful tips throughout the experiments and the Teacher Notes leave the reader in no doubt about how to perform or understand an experiment. Designed for students and optimized for teachers, these labs will engage and fascinate students. Scaffolded writing prompts allow students of different abilities to engage with the same content. Both the teacher and the student are addressed so no additional books are needed. Engaging Science Labs are useful for classroom or homeschool environments.

Concepts Addressed
• Ramps provide a way to study acceleration due to gravity.
• An outside, unbalanced force produces acceleration.
• An object that is constantly accelerating produces specific types of graphs.

Materials Needed
U-channel aluminum molding, steel ball, masking or painter’s tape, metronome timer app

Answer Key
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to.

Time Required
This lab will take about 45 minutes but can take longer.

Student Sheets
• Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting

Other resources
Click here to see companion curricular pieces:
Activities on Motion (Newton's Laws)

NGSS
MS-PS2-2.

Virginia VA SOL
PS.10 a, b, c

Texas TEKS Grade 6
Grade 8: 6A, 6B, 6C

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1 hour

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Newton’s Second Law: Acceleration | Investigation in Motio
Newton’s Second Law: Acceleration | Investigation in Motio
Newton’s Second Law: Acceleration | Investigation in Motio
Newton’s Second Law: Acceleration | Investigation in Motio
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