1. Topic-
Newton's 1st Law of Motion
2. Content-
Newton's First Law
Moments of Inertia
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
PS.1.2.1 Use observations and data as evidence on which to base scientific explanations. (648.02a)

PS.1.2.3 Develop scientific explanations based on knowledge, logic, and analysis. (648.02c)

PS.1.3.3 Measure and calculate using the metric system. (648.03c)

PS.1.6.4 Formulate scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence. (649.01d)

PS.2.2.1 Explain motion using Newton's Laws of Motion. (650.04b)
4. Objectives-
1.Students will be able to perform and experiment and measure the results using the metric system
2.Students will be able to view the effect mass distribution has on inertia.
3. Students will be able to measure the relationship between mass and friction.
5. Materials and Aids-
1-Lab Write-up
1-Three Ring Binder
1-Meter stick
1-Empty can
1-Full can
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Daily Opener (5 Minutes)

B. Development-

2. Discuss Lab #6 and tie into today's lab (15 Minutes)

C. Practice-

3. Begin Lab #7 by having students hypothesize which can (empty of full) will roll down the ramp more quickly. Students will defend their answer based on their current understanding of Newton's First Law. (10 minutes)

D. Independent Practice-

Lab #7: Students will now complete lab 7 by measuring their results using the metric system. (40 Minutes)

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Lab Printed out
2. Ability to work in peer groupings
3. One-on-one assistance and clarification of requirements and expectations

F. Checking for understanding-

Students will answer the lab questions and write a one paragraph conclusion explaining their connection of the lab to Newton's first law of Motion. They will properly use the vocabulary to do this. (15 Minutes)

G. Closure-

We will discuss the class results and connections that should be made to previous material. (5 Minutes)

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