Newton's Physics Notebook - Teacher Notes  

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Julie Newton
Huntington Beach City School District

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UCI Summer Science Institute WebQuests - 2001

UCI Science WebQuests from all years

Suggested Grade Level: 2 (with some assistance reading and navigating)

California Science Content Standards

Grade 2- Physical Sciences

    1. The motion of objects can be observed and measured.
      As a basis for understanding this concept, students know: 
        a. the position of an object can be described by locating it relative to another object or the background.
        b. an object's motion can be described by recording the change in its position over time.
        c. the way to change how something is moving is to give it a push or a pull. The size of the change is related to the strength, or the amount of "force," of the push or pull.
        d. tools and machines are used to apply pushes and pulls (forces) to make things move.
        e. objects near the Earth fall to the ground unless something holds them up.

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  • Students need computer and internet skills to use this WebQuest. 
  • A great resource for how to teach children the basics of the internet is at
  • Students need proficient reading and comprehension skills to use this site. It may be best completed in pairs. 


  • Computer proficiency and internet browsing. 
  • Reading non-fiction content area materials.
  • Exploration and experimentation in the area of physics.
  • Making inferences 
  • Following multiple-step directions
  • Assessment
    • Vocabulary based wordsearch
    • Content-area reading and comprehension
    • Multiple interactive experiments
    • Hands-on science exploration and experimentation - if you have materials available for students to build an ramp system or do experiments with balls.
    • Technology skills

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    August 17, 2001
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