This folder contains several assignments focusing on Newton's Laws of Motion, energy, and the types of friction. The work is perfect for a conclusion on a motion unit (or as a refresher).
1 - Power Point presentation (10 slides) showing how the sport of rock climbing is connected to the Laws of Motion, energy, and friction. This power point is used to get students thinking about all other sports and how they connect to the theme of motion and energy. Terms covered: 1st Law of Motion, 2nd Law of Motion, 3rd Law of Motion, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Speed, Sliding Friction, Rolling Friction, and Fluid Friction.
2 - Power Point/Prezi Rubric for students to design their own 10-slide presentation connecting a sport of their choice to the same motion/energy themes presented in the rock climbing example.
3 - Webquest - an Internet assignment that has students looking for examples of the three laws of motion and the three forms of friction.
4 - Worksheet - a 12 picture example worksheet asking students to connect what is being shown in each picture to a law of motion and a form of friction. (great for classroom sharing because each picture has more than one explanation)
5 - Puzzle Sheet - a cryptogram puzzle with a message on the laws of motion and some sports connections to write about (great for homework).
6 - Wordsearch - a vocabulary search and sentence assignment on key sports and science concepts (great for homework).
The Power Point / Prezi assignment is the main focus of the packet and this is one that all students love because they can choose any sport/activity and connect aspects of it to the laws of motion. I have seen everything from golf, polo, and wrestling, to surfing, synchronized swimming, and paragliding. Students love making these power points / Prezis and sharing them with the class.
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