Newton's Physics Notebook

Newton's Physics Notebook


Created by: Julie Newton
Huntington Beach City School District


Resources Needed


1. Meet Sir Isaac Newton

2. Explore Newton's First Law - The Law of Inertia

3. Explore Newton's Second Law - The Law of Acceleration

4. Explore Newton's Third Law - The Law of Interaction

5. The physics of balls and ramps

6. Amusement Park Physics

7. Physics Vocabulary

A Few Internet Resources:


Created August 17, 2001
Last Revised January 21, 2002

Teacher Notes

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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