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Force and Motion

Module #P210
Force and Motion
Our Force and Motion module, designed by professors at the University of Kentucky, provides concrete experiences and an inquiry-based route to learning about Newton’s laws of motion. This module’s activities are designed to build understanding of these concepts in a logical sequence, while not introducing too many concepts at once.

Over the course of this module’s nine activities students learn to:

• Accurately measure time intervals and force as they exam­ine Newton’s Third Law.
• Students design a procedure to investigate the mo­tion of a ball and Newton’s First Law.
• Create velocity/distance vs. time graphs
• Use a simple accelerometer to investigate acceleration, including orbiting systems, an application of Newton’s Second Law.

Accommodates unlimited classes, each with 8 groups of four students.

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Force and Motion

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This module was written and designed by professors at the University of Kentucky.

Scientific Concepts

  • Relationships between force and motion are described by Newton’s laws.
  • Force, velocity, and acceleration can be measured and are related.
  • Newton’s laws can be applied to orbiting systems.

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Module Components

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide with CD and reproducible student pages
  • 400 Paper clips
  • 24 LAB-AIDS® tracks, V-groove
  • 24 LAB-AIDS® flexible plastic walls
  • 16 Balls, large metal, 3/4"
  • 16 Balls, small metal, 5/8"
  • 10 LAB-AIDS® Spring (force) scales, 0-2.5 newton
  • 10 Sheets of Arrow labels, 60/sheet
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® wooden carts
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® tripods, labeled "A"
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® height markers, labeled "B"
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® support bars, labeled "C"
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® double ramp connector, labeled "D"
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® ramp boxes, labeled “E”
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® ramp connectors, labeled "F"
  • 8 LAB-AIDS® metal posts with threads
  • 8 MyChron® timers
  • 8 Bubble levels on plastic base
  • 8 Measuring tapes, 150cm
  • 8 Half-meter sticks
  • 8 2-newton (200g) weight, hooked
  • 8 Bags with hanging tabs
  • 8 Rolls of masking tape
  • 1 Bottle of oil for force scale

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