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Newton's Second Law of Motion Winter Activity

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Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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2 plus "how to use" pages
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Teach Newton's 2nd Law of Motion with this fun winter activity. Students will learn about force, mass, and acceleration as they construct a snowball launcher to launch cotton balls and marshmallows.

Included you will receive a "How to Use" sheet to explain the science behind this activity, as well as tips to help it run smoothly. You will also receive pictures of materials and set up.

This activity will get students thinking about Newton's second law of motion. You can have students work independently, in pairs, groups, or use it as a demonstration for your whole class.

Check out the feedback from happy teachers:

  • Great resource that my students will love! They really enjoy STEAM/STEM activities and are always asking if we will be doing one. Thanks for including the helpful top about the marshmallows. Great way to reuse old file folders! Thanks so much!
  • This was great! Even my third graders enjoyed this.
  • Love this...cannot wait to use it with my 6th graders. Thank you.
  • I love how you mixed Newton's Law into a winter theme. Very cute! :)


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Total Pages
2 plus "how to use" pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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