Explore Newton’s Second Law of Motion and see it in action! Build a rocket out of a balloon and straw to see how mass affects the acceleration of an object!
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Students will know
- Newton’s First Law
- Newton’s Second Law
- Newton’s Third Law
Students will understand
- The mathematical relationship between force, acceleration, and mass of an object.
Students will be able to
- Build and modify a balloon rocket to determine what effect mass has on acceleration
- Analyze provided data to explain if the data supports Newton’s Second Law
Next Generation Science Standards Connections
HS-PS2-1: Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Connections
P.4B: Describe and analyze motion in one dimension using equations and graphical vector addition with the concepts of distance, displacement, speed, average velocity, instantaneous velocity, frames of reference, and acceleration
P.4C: Calculate the effect of forces on objects, including the law of inertia, the relationship between force and acceleration, and the nature of force pairs between objects using methods, including free-body force diagrams