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Ch 62: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Newton's Third Law of Motion

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Let us help you brush up on Newton's third law of motion for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Middle school Math/Science exam with these informative video lessons.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Newton's Third Law of Motion - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll watch video lessons and take practice quizzes to review Newton's third law of motion. These lessons will help you answer MTEL Middle School Math/Science questions on the following topics:

  • Newton's third law of motion
  • Weight, mass and gravity
  • Action and reaction force pairs
  • Normal force
  • Friction
  • Inclined planes

Each of these lessons explains topics in a way that is easy to understand using real-world examples. Use the timeline tags to zero in on the lesson topics you want to focus on. If you have any questions, our expert instructors are here to help.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Newton's Third Law of Motion Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam is part of the licensure requirements for middle school math and science teachers in the state of Massachusetts. It is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response questions. You'll have four hours to complete the test questions, which are delivered electronically.

These lessons will help you prepare for questions about Newton's third law in the Physics subarea of the exam. This test section includes nine to eleven multiple-choice questions and makes up about eight percent of the total test score. Among other topics, you'll be asked about Newton's laws of motion, the difference between mass and weight, and the characteristics of force.

6 Lessons in Chapter 62: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Newton's Third Law of Motion
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Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

1. 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

2. 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.

Identifying Action and Reaction Force Pairs

3. Identifying Action and Reaction Force Pairs

Good things often come in pairs, and forces are no exception. In this lesson you'll explore Newton's second and third laws of motion to understand how action and reaction pairs affect objects interacting with each other.

The Normal Force: Definition and Examples

4. 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

5. 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.

Inclined Planes in Physics: Definition, Facts, and Examples

6. Inclined Planes in Physics: Definition, Facts, and Examples

If an object is not horizontal to the ground, it may be on an inclined plane. We need to adjust both the calculations and the free-body diagram when determining the net force on an object on an inclined plane. Learn how in this lesson.

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