I write the songs......

  • Are you the next "Voice" or are you an American that's "got talent"? Get the judges ready to turn their chairs around for you or send you to the next round as you create your own lyrics/music video to explain Newton's Laws of Motion. 

    You can use the following as examples for inspiration, but you must create original lyrics. You must include information about each of the Newton's Laws of Motion that would help students know how to tell which law applies to different, real-life situations (think about sports, getting to school, playing outside for example). 

    Once you are done, you can create your own video (you can record on your device to share), digital presentation (movie maker, prezi or PowerPoint) or, if you want, perform before a live audience! 

    Inspirational links: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr8Z4SCETPs   Mr. Parr, heat transfer song

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCP2kpTR4Vc  Lever classes song

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAJsZWhj6GI  A capella science song, all about that base

Slip sliding away....or not

Coming to a theater near you......

Equal gravity for all

  • For those of you who want something more traditional, grab yourself a partner and prove that gravitational pull near the surface of the earth is equal. 


    1. Select at least 3 balls of different sizes from the basket (for example, a ping pong ball, a golf ball and a baseball).

    2. Get a meter stick. 

    3. Make sure you have a device (phone that shoots video that can be slowed down, or one of the flip cams/iPads from the library).

    4. Measure a height of at least 1.5 m and place a piece of masking tape along the wall. 

    5. Have you or your partner get onto the floor and align the camera so you can stop the tape as soon as the ball you drop hits the ground. 

    6. Drop different combinations of the balls, taking film to see how long it takes from the top of the drop to the time they hit the ground. 

    7. Once you have your video, use smartpixel to slow down  your video to show that gravity is equal. 

    8. Create your own video mashup to share with the class. 


  • Standards addressed:

    S8P3a  Students will determine the relationship between velocity and acceleration

    S8P3b  Students will demonstrate the effect of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object in terms of gravity, inertia and friction.

    S8CS6  Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.

    S8CS5  Students will use the ideas of system, model, change and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.

    S8CS9  Students will understand the features of the process of inquiry.