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!
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
You need it to walk..and run...and drive....You'd be stuck in one place without it. It's FRICTION! But how does it work? What causes something to have more friction or less friction?
Click on the link and use the attached document to explore how friction is affected by various factors.
You can become the expert and present your findings: write a report, create a poster, or present your findings to the class as the "resident anti-slide expert!" Link: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/forces-and-motion-basics/latest/forces-and-motion-basics_en.html
Form for data collection: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B37k2NzUGDWXaHFUVzN4Qk9ob00
Coming to a theater near you......
So you've seen the movies.....now it is time to see what you SEE in the movies :)
Watch the clips from the Toy Story movies below.
As you watch, identify as many examples as you can of
Newton's Three Laws of Motion.
Ciite the section of the film clip by time and explain each of the instances.
You may create a poster, report, PowerPoint or Prezi of your findings when you are done.
Links for movie clips:
http://video.disney.com/watch/to-infinity-and-beyond-4be70efc7dbb2b6a6e9faf04 Toy Story, “To infinity and beyond”
http://video.disney.com/watch/the-claw-4be70efadc38db6a6e9faf04 Toy Story, “The Claw”
http://video.disney.com/watch/cross-the-road-4bb39dc00da20a8833003b15 Toy Story 2, “Cross the Road”
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.
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.