# Learning Labs

physics

## Moving With Newton

Explore Newton's three laws of motion with self-directed, hands-on activities, and use lab equipment to understand the universal application of these laws.

• Capacity: 30 students
• Duration: 60 minutes
• Cost: \$150
• Offered Tuesday through Friday at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.
• This lab can be done concurrently. We can accommodate up to four groups per day (depending on availability).

### Skyline Scope & Sequence connection

4th: Energy Conversions
5th: Patterns of Earth & Sky; Modeling Matter
6th: Thermal Energy
7th: Plate Motion; Matter & Energy in Ecosystems
8th: Force & Motion; Harnessing Human Energy

### Next Generation Science Standards

#### Science and Engineering Practices:

• Asking questions and defining problems
• Developing and using models
• Planning and carrying out investigations
• Analyzing and interpreting data
• Constructing explanations and designing solutions
• Engaging in argument from evidence
• Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

#### Crosscutting Concepts:

• Patterns
• Cause and effect

#### Disciplinary Core Ideas:

PS2.A: Forces and Motion
PS2.B: Types of interactions
PS2.C: Stability and instability in physical systems
PS3.C: Relationship between energy and forces

### Lab goals

Students will:

• Explore and collect data in order to describe how Newton’s three laws of motion apply to several hands-on experiments.
• Describe mass, acceleration and force.
• Experiment, make observations and collect data leading them to conclude that Newton’s laws of motion apply to every object.
• Actively engage in hands-on, inquiry-based science investigation.
• Share Learning Lab-generated thoughts/ideas/questions with peers and program coordinators.
• Communicate with peers using terminology/vocabulary accurately.
• Develop and test a hypothesis about what will occur during an experiment, demonstration or activity.