1. Topic

Newton's 1st Law of Motion 


2. Content

Newton's First Law
Inertia
Friction
Moments of Inertia
Mass
Resistance 


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

1Lab Writeup
1Three Ring Binder
1Meter stick
1Empty can
1Full 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. Oneonone 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) 

