Newton’s First Law of Motion states: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It’s a great way to help students learn this important subject.
There are many science kits available on the market today that teach the students about Newton’s First Law and have solutions to the questions below. A student can even use one of these for her or his homework.
How do tides work? This worksheet asks the student to refer to Newton’s laws of motion and then draw one or more tides. The student will need to look at the tidal equations and create a tide table.
Explain the concept of a magnet attracting iron. This worksheet has the student use the element of magnetism to explain how iron is attracted to other iron. He or she will need to look at the reaction of iron to light, air, water, and even fire.
Describe moving objects in three dimensions using Newton’s laws of motion. Students will need to include details about two-dimensional objects such as length, breadth, and height. The worksheet will ask the student to refer to his or her knowledge of physics to solve problems.
Discuss the difference between sound and vibration. This worksheet asks the student to write out a phrase and then determine if the phrase is a sound or a vibration. This is a fun, but easy worksheet for students.
Why do name changes? This worksheet asks the student to look at his or her knowledge of physics and try to figure out why names change. For example, if a student has a mother who was born in San Francisco, why would she want to change her name to Beverly in Los Angeles?
Students can read about Newton and learn about his laws of motion from many books and online resources. By using a worksheet, he or she can get more information about the topic and help them practice the concepts.