# Newton's Physics Notebook

Created by:
Julie Newton
Huntington Beach City School District

http://www.can-do.com/uci/ssi2001/newtonsphysicsnb.html

UCI Summer Science Institute WebQuests - 2001
http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/SEP/ssi2001/

Purpose

• Students will learn about Newton's Laws.
• Students will perform hands-on computer explorations and activities related to Newton's Laws, the physics of balls and ramps and amusement park physics.
Resources Needed
• An internet connected computer.
• Internet and computer skills.
• Curiousity and imagination.
• Reading proficiency and comprehension skills.
Activities

1. Meet Sir Issac Newton

• Sir Issac Newton is an important scientist who merged math and science to learn more about the way things in our world move.

• 2. Explore Newton's First Law - The Law of Inertia

• Find out what inertia is from Professor Parsons from Science Court.
• Go visit Science Court to read a comic, answer a quiz question and conduct some experiments about inertia.
• This animated movie shows how Newton's First Law applies to moving vehicles. Watch the ladder to see what happens to objects in motion.
• This simple demonstration shows how when a hammer falls the head keeps traveling toward the ground even after it hits.
• This experiment with marbles that you can print out and do at home will demonstrate Newton's First Law
3. Explore Newton's Second Law - The Law of Acceleration
• Here is another explaination of Newton's Second Law.
• This interactive demonstration allows you to choose how much force you want to use to push an elephant. The higher the number you type into the box, the more force you are using. Pay special attention to the relationship between the force and how fast the elephant moves. That is Newton's Second Law at work.
• How does Newton's Second Law apply to a car. Drive this interactive car to see what happens as you give the car more gas and what happens when you try to stop.
• Do you like bumper cars? These will demonstrate how Newton's Laws predict which car will take the force of the hit.

4. Explore Newton's Third Law - The Law of Interaction

5. The physics of balls and ramps

6. Amusement Park Physics
7. Physics Vocabulary
• Use this dictionary to look up words you come across that you don't know.
• Use these words (force, motion, velocity, mass, density, acceleration, energy, newton, inertia, gravity, speed, time) to make a crossword puzzle using Puzzlemaker. You can copy the words from here and paster them into your puzzle setup.
• Here is a good physics glossary.

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Created
August 17, 2001
Updated January 21 ,2002

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