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Unit 1: Newton's Laws of Motion

Welcome to Unit 1 in Physical Science!

This unit is centered on Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion. This information is found in chapter 3 of your Integrated Science Textbook.


Power Point presentations for this unit:

Introduction to Sir Isaac Newton

Forces of Motion 3.1



Unit 1 Assignments:

8-13-12 Student Survey

8-14-12 Textbook Scavenger Hunt

8-21-12 Answer Sheet Lab 3.2

8-28-12 Unit Test Study Guide










CA- California K-12 Academic Content Standards
Subject : Science
Grade : Grades Nine Through Twelve
Area : Physics
Sub-Strand : Motion and Forces
Concept 1: Newton’s laws predict the motion of most objects. As a basis for understanding this concept:
a: Students know how to solve problems that involve constant speed and average speed.
b: Students know that when forces are balanced, no acceleration occurs; thus an object continues to move at a constant speed or stays at rest (Newton’s first law).
c: Students know how to apply the law F = ma to solve one-dimensional motion problems that involve constant forces (Newton’s second law).
d: Students know that when one object exerts a force on a second object, the second object always exerts a force of equal magnitude and in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).