Ch 11: Force, Motion, and Newton's Laws Lesson Plans

The Force, Motion, and Newton's Laws chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach lessons about motion, force and related concepts in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Force, Motion, and Newton's Laws chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Newton's first law of motion
Inertia, mass and weight
State of motion and velocity
Overview of Newton's first law, or the law of inertia;
How mass and inertia are related, weight;
Difference between mass and weight, calculating mass and weight;
Definition of speed
Tuesday Definition and types of force
Balanced and unbalanced forces
Free-body diagrams
Net force
Types of force, vector quantity, contact forces, non-contact forces;
Dynamic and static equilibrium;
Representing forces in a free-body diagram;
Definition of and calculating net force
Wednesday Newton's second law of motion
Acceleration
Individual forces acting on an object
Air resistance and free fall
How force and acceleration are related;
How to determine an object's acceleration;
How to identify forces acting on an object, such as gravity and tension;
Acceleration of objects in free fall, terminal velocity
Thursday Newton's third law of motion
Newton's laws and weight, mass and gravity
Identifying action and reaction force pairs
The normal force
Determining the relationship between two forces;
Relationship between gravity, mass, weight and velocity;
How action and reaction pairs influence objects that interact;
Definition of the normal force and how it behaves
Friday Friction
Inclined planes
Buoyancy
Linear momentum
Definition of friction, types of friction;
Definition of inclined plane, how to solve for net force and acceleration of the object traveling down the plane;
Definition of buoyant force, Archimedes' principle, calculating the relationship between the buoyant force and the volume of the displaced fluid;
Definition of momentum, equation for momentum

20 Lessons in Chapter 11: Force, Motion, and Newton's Laws Lesson Plans
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