# Friction and Newton's Three Laws of Motion

### Friction and Newton's Three Laws of Motion

Course(s)/Subject(s):Physical Science Exploring Matter and Energy

Key Words:Physical Science, Technology, Friction, Newton's Laws

Developer(s) Name:Alice Gunas

School:Luther Jackson

Approximate Time Frame:Three 90 minute periods

 Materials/Equipment Computer lab, scanner, digital camera, CD-ROM's, Internet access

Description of Lesson (includes context):Students will choose a sport to communicate their understanding of friction and Newton's Three Laws of Motion. As a culminating activity, they will create a six page slide show that addresses the link between the sport to friction and the Laws of Motion.

LESSON OUTLINE

1. What is the objective of this lesson?

FCPS POS Standards:Standard 1, Standard 2, Standard 3

FCPS POS Benchmarks:8.1.9, 8.2.1, 8.3.2, 8.3.3

 FCPS POS Indicators: 8.1.9-1, 8.1.9-2, 8.1.9-3, 8.1.9-4, 8.1.9-5, 8.2.1-3, 8.2.1-5, 8.2.1-6, 8.3.2-1, 8.3.2-2, 8.3.2-4, 8.3.2-6, 8.3.2-7, 8.3.3-4

VA SOL(s) (including Computer/Technology):SOL PS.10, SOL PS.1,C/T8.1, C/T8.2, C/T8.4

Other:

EVIDENCE

1. What will we examine as evidence of students' knowledge and/or skill?

Product(s):Six page slide show

Performance(s):Student oral presentation of slide show to class

Other:

DIRECTIONS

1. What exactly will the students and teacher do during the lesson?

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Directions to students for proceeding with the lesson:

1. Students will work in small groups and choose a sport to investigate. Slide one will
contain the title of the presentation, a list of group members, and a graphic related to the
sport. The image can be exported from the ClarisWorks library, Internet or from
various CD-ROM's.
2. Students will write a short explanation for why they chose the sport in slide two. They
will export a graphic from the ClarisWorks library, Internet or from various CD-
ROM's.
3. Students will address the role of friction in their sport in slide 3 by answering the
following questions:
Why is friction important to the sport?
What kind/s of friction play a role in the sport? Provide examples.
How is friction increased or decreased in the sport? Provide examples.
4. Students will use the digital camerato capture a picture that shows an application of
Newton's First Law to their sport. (Slide 4)They must summarize the law as well as
explain how the picture is related to it.
5. Students will use the scannerto scan a picture that shows an application of Newton's
Second Law to their sport. (Slide 5)They must summarize the law as well as explain
how the picture is related to it.
6. Students will download a picturefrom the Internet that shows an application of
Newton's Third Law to their sport. (Slide 6)They must summarize the law as well as
explain how the picture is related to it.

Directions to teacher/administrator using the lesson?

1. Before beginning this project, the teacher must present the topics of friction and
Newton's Laws of Motion to the class.
2. The teacher must secure all necessary equipment;this includes access to a scanner,
digital camera, and computer lab.
3. The teacher should generate a list of instructions that summarize how to use the
different equipment. These directions should be made available to the students.

APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATIONS/MODIFICATIONS

1. What options in presentation(s) and/or response(s) are suggested in order to provide the opportunity for all students to demonstrate achievement of the benchmark(s) and indicator(s)?

Teachers may allow students to choose peripherals for each of the individual slides. Also,
teachers may increase or decrease the number of peripherals as necessary.

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