Introduction to Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

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Multimedia Details Title: Introduction to Newton's 3 Laws of Motion
Creator: Kathy Ronderos
Submitted By: kathy ronderos, St Clair County Board Of Education, St Clair County

Springville Middle School, St Clair County


This podcast is a short introduction to Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. It will hopefully provide students with a link between forces of objects that are familiar to them and the terminology and mathematics associated with the Laws.

Length: 2:56
Content Areas: Science
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
SC (8)
8. Identify Newton's three laws of motion.
  • Defining terminology such as action and reaction forces, inertia, acceleration, momentum, and friction
  • Interpreting distance-time graphs
  • SC2015 (8) Physical Science
    8. Use Newton's first law to demonstrate and explain that an object is either at rest or moves at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force (e.g., model car on a table remaining at rest until pushed).
    SC2015 (8) Physical Science
    9. Use Newton's second law to demonstrate and explain how changes in an object's motion depend on the sum of the external forces on the object and the mass of the object (e.g., billiard balls moving when hit with a cue stick).
    SC2015 (8) Physical Science
    10. Use Newton's third law to design a model to demonstrate and explain the resulting motion of two colliding objects (e.g., two cars bumping into each other, a hammer hitting a nail).*