Ch 1: Motion & Forces: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Motion and Forces chapter of this Middle School Physical Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master motion and forces. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of motion and forces.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering middle school physical science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn middle school physical science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding motion and force formulas and types
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about motion and forces
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Motion and Forces chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Motion and Forces chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about motion and forces. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a motion and forces unit of a standard middle school physical science course. Topics covered include:

  • Speed and velocity formulas
  • Distance and time
  • Position and speed on a graph
  • Types of force
  • Total force result of objects with two or more forces
  • Newton's laws of motion
  • Balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Gravity's role in the solar system

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: Motion & Forces: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Position in Physics? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Position in Physics? - Definition & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what position is, why it is a vector, and interpret position-time graphs. A short quiz will follow.

Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

2. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.

Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

3. Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what distance is, explain how it relates to change in position, and calculate the average speed in various situations. A short quiz will follow.

Graphing Position & Speed vs Time: Practice Problems

4. Graphing Position & Speed vs Time: Practice Problems

After watching this video, you should be able to explain what position and speed are. You should also be able to plot position vs. time and speed vs. time graphs. A short quiz will follow.

Force: Definition and Types

5. Force: Definition and Types

Force is everywhere and it comes in a variety of sizes, directions, and types. In this video lesson, you'll identify force as well the different types of force that objects may experience.

Objects with Two or More Forces: Finding the Total Force Result

6. Objects with Two or More Forces: Finding the Total Force Result

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a force is and how it relates to motion, and find the total force result in a variety of force situations. A short quiz will follow.

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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced

10. Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced

Forces are needed to start or stop an object's motion, but can also be involved when an object is at rest or already traveling at constant velocity. In this video lesson, you'll identify the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces, understanding how they affect the movement of objects.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

11. 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.

Gravity in the Solar System: Shaping Planets & Stars

12. Gravity in the Solar System: Shaping Planets & Stars

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what gravity is, and the role it plays in forming the shapes of planets and stars. A short quiz will follow.

What is g-Force? - Definition & Formula

13. What is g-Force? - Definition & Formula

Gravity is a word you must have heard many time before. Wherever you go on the planet, or any other planet for that matter, you'll be subjected to a force called the g-Force, otherwise known as gravitational force. Find out what this is along with a formula to calculate this force.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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