Due Date: 5/8/06
Objectives: At the end of this unit you will be able to:
Required Assignments. (This means you MUST do them.)
_____ 1. Complete the
guided experiment going through Newton’s Laws
_____ 2. Newton’s laws
Required notes for this
section. (Again … this means you MUST do them.)
_____ 1. Newton’s First and
Second Law Revisited
_____ 2. Newton’s Third Law
______ “C Level”. (Here is where you get to choose what you want to do.)
25 points are necessary for a C.
_____1. Read pages 76 – 77 in your book on seatbelts. Be able to answer questions. (5 points)
_____ 2. Read pages 78 – 82 in your book on Newton’s First Law. Be able to answer questions. (5 points)
_____3. Complete the Chapter 3 Review on pages 90-91. Answer questions. 1-24. (10 points)
_____4. Read pages 94 – 99 in your book on Newton’s Second Law. Be able to answer questions. (5 points)
_____5. Use a balance to find the masses of an uninflated balloon and a balloon filled with air. Drop the two balloons from the same height at the same time, and compare and contrast the rates at which they fall. (5 points)
_____ 6. Create an accelerometer – see page 106 for hints! (5 points)
_____7. Read pages 110 – 116 in your book on Newton’s Third Law. Be able to answer questions. (5 points)
_____ 8. You are a crane operator using a wrecking ball to demolish an old building. You can choose to use a 100kg ball or a 150kg ball. Which ball would knock the walls down faster? Which ball would be easier to control? Find a way to show me! (5 points)
_____ 9. Create a collage (collection of pictures from magazines) that demonstrate Newton’s Laws. (10 points)
_____ 10. Make a poster that shows each of Newton’s Laws. Your poster cannot have any words. (10 points)
_____ 11. Make a poster showing how a rocket engine works. Use Newton’s third law to explain why a rocket lifts off. (10 points)
_____ 12. Go to the following site:
Read through the laws and complete the problems. (5 points)
_____ 13. Go to the following site:
Check out the interactive computer model of a balloon car! (5 points)
_____ 14. Go to the following site:
Read up on Newton’s Laws! Be able to answer questions. (5 points)
Level: Choose ONE only.
____ 1. Interview a police
officer about how a radar gun is able to track how fast a person is
driving. Submit your "typed" interview (your questions and the police
____ 2. Complete experiment
3-2 on page 87 on “Balancing Forces Against Gravity”.
____ 3. Make a model rocket
launcher – hints are on page 93!
____________ “A” Level:
Choose ONE only.
____ 1. Go back and research
the history of Isaac Newton. Describe how he came upon these Laws.
____ 2. Design a powerpoint
or some other presentation that demonstrates how this Unit relates to a
topic of your choice.