Newton's Laws Webquest

Newton's Laws Webquest

Newton's Laws Webquest

Newton’s Laws Webquest

Objective 1 – Who is Isaac Newton?

Go to this website - http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/ufhatch/pages/01-Courses/current-courses/08sr-newton.htm

Answer the following questions:

1. When was he born? When did he die?

2. Where did he obtain his bachelor’s degree?

3. What is something he contributed to the field of mathematics?

4. In which famous book that he wrote were the 3 Laws of Motion located?

Objective 2 – I can summarize each of Newton’s 3 Laws in my own words and give a real-world example of each

Go to - http://www.ehow.com/facts_7267113_newton_s-law-motion-kids.html

And http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/newton1g.html

Answer the following questions:

1. What does Newton’s first law say?

2. Explain a “balanced force.”

3. Define Inertia.

4. What happens to the acceleration when the velocity is zero?

5. Explain the first law using an example from a basketball game.

6. What does Newton’s second law say?

7. Explain F = ma

8. What is freefall?

9. What is terminal velocity?

10. Explain the second law using an example from a baseball game.

11. What does Newton’s third law say?

12. Explain “equal and opposite” using an example from a volleyball game.

13. If a person was standing on a boat and stepped off to the right, which way would the boat go?

14. Define momentum
 

More Physics Fun – Answer these questions on the back of your Newton’s Laws Paper

1. Go to http://fearofphysics.com/index1.html

1. Make a Basketball Jumpshot Everytime -

What position do you need to be at in order to make the shot everytime?

2. SeeSaws – What position do the two riders need to be at in order to balance the seesaw?

3. Why Don’t Satellites fly?

4. What is Friction?

5. What is Sound?

6. What Happens when things collide?

7. Zero G – How can you make gravity go away?

8. What is an Atom?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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