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Ch 12: CEOE Physical Science: Force

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Reacquaint yourself with Sir Isaac Newton, his laws and the thinking behind them as you review his work in these lessons on force. In building a study plan for the CEOE Physical Science test, let these lessons form part of your strategy.

CEOE Physical Science: Force - Chapter Summary

Review the work of an extraordinary genius as you work through the lessons covering Sir Isaac Newton's laws of motion, and refresh your understanding of force, gravity, mass and acceleration. The following information is included in the videos:

  • Explanation of Newton's Laws Of Motion
  • Gravity, weight and mass
  • Definition of normal force and friction
  • Definition and formula for acceleration of gravity
  • How to find the acceleration of an object

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CEOE Physical Science: Force Chapter Objectives

The CEOE Physical Science exam is computer-based, criterion-referenced and competency-based. It is required for teacher candidates seeking certification or teachers seeking a physical science teaching endorsement in Oklahoma. Of the three subareas that comprise the test, the lessons in the Force chapter address Subarea II: Motion, Forces and Energy. Subarea II makes up 32% of the test.

You will encounter 80 multiple-choice questions on the exam, and one constructed-response assignment. You will be presented with a topic for which you must compose a written article or essay that addresses it. The topic may be drawn from any of the three subareas on the exam, and your article should be between 300 and 600 words long.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: CEOE Physical Science: Force
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Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

1. Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

This lesson describes Newton's first law of motion, also known as the law of inertia. The interaction between force and motion is explained. Several examples are used to discuss the implications of this law on earth and in space.

Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

2. Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

This lesson defines Newton's second law of motion. Examples are used to illustrate how unbalanced forces cause objects to accelerate. The examples are used to practice calculating acceleration and force for objects in motion.

Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

3. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

This lesson describes Newton's third law of motion. Examples are provided to illustrate how interacting objects experience forces. The lesson explains how objects accelerate as a result of force. Applications of Newton's third law are illustrated in nature, machines, and space.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

4. Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

Did you know that mass and weight are not the same? This lesson describes the difference between the two as well as the effect of gravity on weight. Examples are used to teach you how to calculate weight based on mass and acceleration of gravity.

The Normal Force: Definition and Examples

5. The Normal Force: Definition and Examples

The normal force is also called the contact force because it only exists when objects are touching. In this lesson, we will investigate what the normal force is and how to calculate it on flat and inclined surfaces.

Friction: Definition and Types

6. Friction: Definition and Types

You experience friction all the time, and you should be glad you do! Friction helps keep stationary objects in place as well as slow moving objects down as they slide across a surface. This lesson identifies what friction is and explains the two ways we find this force on earth.

The Acceleration of Gravity: Definition & Formula

7. The Acceleration of Gravity: Definition & Formula

In this lesson, we will introduce the acceleration due to gravity. Objects in free fall are one of the few real world examples of straight line motion with constant acceleration, so they are commonly used when learning kinematics.

Determining the Acceleration of an Object

8. Determining the Acceleration of an Object

Acceleration is a change in an object's state of motion. A few variables need to be identified to calculate an object's acceleration, but once we have those values, we can put them into a simple equation to find out how quickly or slowly an object's velocity is changing.

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