One of the most influential scientists of all time was Isaac Newton. He pondered why things move. What speeds them up and what slows them down. He spent a great amount of his time applying the math and physics thoughts of the time to develop what he thought to be three universal hypotheses of motion. His hypotheses were tested and verified so often that they are called the Law of Motion. The first law tells us that objects like to stay in their current state of motion. Things that are at rest, like to stay that way. Objects in motion, like to stay that way too. Rest and motion will not change unless another force unbalances this object. The second law applies to the rate at which an object accelerates. He thoughts allowed us to calculate just how fast something will accelerate when we take into account the net force and the mass of the object. The third law of motion tells us forces are found in pairs. He thought that for every action there is an equal and opposite action.
This selection of reading content-based worksheets will help students learn all about Newton and how he developed these laws of motion. The series will look at each of his thoughts and dive deep into the nature and thoughts behind each law. We will look at all the variables that effect motion and apply these concepts to fun and engaging everyday models like an amusement park and athletic sporting events.