Lab-Aids: Force and Motion Kit
The Force and Motion module, designed by professors at the University of Kentucky, provides concrete experiences and an inquiry-based route to learning about Newton's laws of motion. This modules activities are designed to build understanding of these concepts in a logical sequence, while not introducing too many concepts at once. Over the course of this module's nine activities students learn to accurately measure time intervals and force as they examine Newton's Third Law. Students design a procedure to investigate the motion of a ball and Newton's First Law. Students also create velocity/distance vs. time graphs and use a simple accelerometer to investigate acceleration, including orbiting systems, an application of Newton's Second Law.