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Honors Physical Science
Newton's Laws - A study of how and why motion occurs.
Test date (October 7-8, 2002)                pre-Quiz (October 4, 2002)

This unit will allow each student to:

  1.  gain a better understanding of Newton's three laws of motion and momentum in explaining linear motion
  2. continue making proper scientific measurements and calculations w/ significant digits
  3. define and properly use all vocabulary
  4. properly apply all terms in describing/explaining real world examples
  5. relate these concepts her/his daily activities and behaviors
  6. teach someone else the concepts discussed
  7. practice proper laboratory safety
This will be accomplished by each student that is able to:
  1. recognize and relate SI and USCS units of force, mass, acceleration, and momentum
  2. recognize a force, mass, acceleration, and momentum by the units only
  3. state Newton's laws of motion
  4. apply Newton's laws of motion to an actual situation
  5. distinguish between mass and weight
  6. recognize and provide examples of forces
  7. identify cause and effect relationships between force, mass, acceleration, and momentum
  8. explain inertia using examples
  9. relate uniform motion to inertia
  10. relate gravitational force to object mass and distance between objects
  11. interpret force vs. mass and force v. acceleration graphs
  12. explain the fundamental cause of accelerated motion
  13. identify action/reaction force pairs
  14. differentiate between balanced forces and action/reaction force pairs
  15. perform calculations using proper problem solving techniques to determine acceleration, force, mass, net force, and momentum
  16. identify the different forms of friction
  17. define and differentiate between static and dynamic equillibrium
  18. state the law of conservation of momentum
  19. relate momentum to inertia
  20. recognize differences in the momentum of different objects
  21. identify the acceleration due to gravity near the earth's surface
  22. distinguish between freefall and non-freefall
  23. identify the different forms of friction
  24. relate terminal velocity to the effect of air resistance and balanced forces


Honors Physical Science
Newton's Laws - A study of how and why motion occurs.

Textbook References
Holt Science Spectrum - issued textbook Foundations of Physical Science - See teacher for access
8.1 - Motion (pp. 256-258) - p. 258 #1-9
8.2 - Acceleration and Force (pp. 262-267) - p. 267 #2-6
8.3 - Newton's Law's of Motion - p. 274 #1-6
Chapter 3 - Forces and Motion

Lingo to be learned - you are expected to know the boldface words for the baseQuiz

acceleration, inertia, mass, force, net force, balanced forces, friction, static equilibrium, dynamic equilibrium, gravity, weight, Newton's First law of motion, Newton's Second law of motion, Newton's Third law of motion, air resistance, equilibrium, momentum, weightlessness, fluid, impulse

Worksheets - Newton's Laws Practice

Group Lab - Tag...I'm It!

One must be turned in the day of the workQuiz.
You can choose to turn in one from this link or use in class options which will be updated at this link.

Math Practice
p. 257 #1(a-e) (momentum) p. 270 #1-3
(Newton's 2nd)

Possible applications
Here is a list of some applications of the material in this Unit. These may help you in deciding what path to follow for the Final Project.
-Effects of acceleration on the human body
-Effects of weightlessness on the human body
-How does a Corvette stay on the road around a curve?
-How does a rocket move in space?
-The roller coaster
-Planetary motion
-Friction - the good, the bad, and the ugly
-How do my shoes stay tied?
-Your favorite sport
-Auto/drag racing
-How do we sense "fast"?
-There is gravity on that space shuttle!
-The art of tackling.