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What Are Newton's Laws?

Through a series of three lessons and one activity, students are introduced to inertia, forces and Newton's three laws of motion. For each lesson, a combination of class demonstrations and PowerPointÂ...
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Curricular Unit 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
Lessons: 3
Activities: 1
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What Is Newton's First Law?

Students are introduced to the concepts of force, inertia and Newton's first law of motion: objects at rest stay at rest and objects in motion stay in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. ...
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Lesson 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
Curricular Units: 1
Activities: 0
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What Is Newton's Second Law?

Students are introduced to Newton's second law of motion: force = mass x acceleration. After a review of force, types of forces and Newton's first law, Newton's second law of motion is presented. Both...
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Lesson 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
Curricular Units: 1
Activities: 0
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What Is Newton's Third Law?

Students are introduced to Newton's third law of motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. They practice identifying action-reaction force pairs for a variety of real-world ex...
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Lesson 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
Curricular Units: 1
Activities: 1
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Sliding Textbooks

In the culminating activity of the unit, students explore and apply their knowledge of forces, friction, acceleration and gravity in a two-part experiment. First, student groups measure the average ac...
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Activity 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 0
Curricular Units: 0
Lessons: 1
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Forced to Fracture

Students learn how forces affect the human skeletal system through fractures and why certain bones are more likely to break than others depending on their design and use in the body. They learn how en...
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Lesson 2014-08-22 Subject Areas: 4
Curricular Units: 0
Activities: 1
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Bone Crusher

Students use a tension-compression machine (or an alternative bone-breaking setup) to see how different bones fracture differently and with different amounts of force, depending on their body location...
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Activity 2014-08-22 Subject Areas: 0
Curricular Units: 0
Lessons: 1
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Should I Drink That?

Students perform one of the first steps that environmental engineers do to determine water quality—sampling and analysis. Student teams measure the electrical conductivity of four water samples (dei...
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Activity 2014-08-18 Subject Areas: 1
Curricular Units: 0
Lessons: 0
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Close Encounters of the Polymer Kind

Polymers are a vital part of our everyday lives and nearly all consumer products have a plastic component of some variation. Students explore the basic characteristics of polymers through the introduc...
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Lesson 2014-07-30 Subject Areas: 2
Curricular Units: 0
Activities: 1
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Bridging to Polymers: Thermoset Lab

Students act as engineers to learn about the strengths of various epoxy-amine mixtures and observe the unique characteristics of different mixtures of epoxies and hardeners. Student groups make and op...
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Activity 2014-07-30 Subject Areas: 0
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Lessons: 1
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