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Indiana Expeditions - Newton Must Have Been a Sports Fan (Physical Science)

Once upon a time an apple fell from Sir Isaac Newton's tree, and ever since we've heard about Newton's Laws. But did you know that if you just look, you can see Newton's Laws in action everywhere around you? Science teacher and host Rick Crosslin goes to bat to show how the laws of motion are the foundation of your favorite sports and what kind of cool stuff happens when you drop things from tall buildings. You'll be amazed at the science in motion, right before your eyes.

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Lesson: Newton's First Law

Students will gain an understanding of Newton's first law of motion: an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by a force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by a force. This law is often called, "the law of inertia".

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Lesson: Newton's Third Law

Students will gain an understanding of Newton's third law of motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. Newton observed how objects moved.

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