Relative Motion: One Lesson to introduce relative motion and reference points

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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This interactive lesson (in Google Slides) introduces your students to the concepts of relative motion and reference points.

The lesson begins with a Warm-up and ends with an Exit Card. Everything in between will guide your students to understanding these foundational concepts in physical science.


Slide 3: Warm Up; discuss student responses

Slides 4 -5: introduce concepts of motion, reference point and relative motion

Slide 6: Link to Relative Motion video 1 and post video comprehension questions (answers on slide 6 are animated)

Slides 7-8: Student copies of questions

Slide 9 – answer for question # 4

Slide 10 – 2nd relative motion video and post video questions

Slide 11 – Answer Key

Slide 12 – Exit Card

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Total Pages
12 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. Emphasis is on balanced (Newton’s First Law) and unbalanced forces in a system, qualitative comparisons of forces, mass and changes in motion (Newton’s Second Law), frame of reference, and specification of units. Assessment is limited to forces and changes in motion in one-dimension in an inertial reference frame, and to change in one variable at a time. Assessment does not include the use of trigonometry.
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 9–10 texts and topics.


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