# Ch 5: Newton's Laws in Astronomy Lesson Plans

The Newton's Laws in Astronomy chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the laws of motion and related topics 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 syllabus as a guide.

## Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Newton's Laws in Astronomy 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, Second and Third Law of Motion
Newton's Laws and weight, mass and gravity
The law of universal gravitation
Newton's law of gravitation
How force impacts motion
How force and acceleration interact
Examples of the relationship between two forces
How Newton's laws can help with the understanding of weight, mass and gravity
Definition of the law of universal gravitation, its function, examples
What the law of gravitation explains, its equation, the inverse-square law
TuesdayDefinition and types of force
Work as an integral
Mass and weight
The normal force
Definition of forces, contact and non-contact forces
Definition of work as an integral
Difference between weight and mass, calculating weight when the mass is known
Definition of normal force with examples
Wednesday Friction
Forces
Identifying action and reaction force pairs
Net force
Determining individual forces acting upon an object
Definition of friction and the types of friction force
Definition and characteristics of balanced and unbalanced forces
How to identify and describe action-reaction force pairs
Definition of net force and how to calculate it
How to calculate the individual forces acting on an object
Thursday Free-body diagrams
Inertia and mass
State of motion and velocity
The acceleration of an object
How to represent forces in a free-body diagram, vector quantity, unbalanced forces
Difference in mass and inertia, the relationship between the two
How state of motion and velocity are related
Calculations to figure out the acceleration of an object
Friday Air resistance
Gravitational potential energy
Gravitational attraction of extended bodies
The acceleration of gravity
Air resistance, terminal velocity, speed of the fall
Definition of gravitational potential energy with examples
Description of gravitational attraction by an extended body
Definition of acceleration for an object influenced only by gravity, concept of free fall, formula for acceleration due to gravity

23 Lessons in Chapter 5: Newton's Laws in Astronomy Lesson Plans
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Chapter Practice Exam
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