Newton's Laws of Motion in ____(insert your own topic here)______
This week, you will be watching some videos to help you better understand Newton's laws of motion and then you will be coming up with your topic that you will use to show the laws of motion. For example, since I am a world renowned ballet dancer, I would be coming up with ways that I could show how Newton's laws of motion apply to ballet.
The first day you will be viewing some videos that show the laws of motion in various sports and completing video reflection sheets. These videos are meant to give you another way of understanding Newton's laws, as well as help you come up with your own way of showing these laws.
For the rest of the week, you will be using the Smartboard software (smartNotebook) to make your own informational "booklet" on how Newton's laws of motion can be shown in your example. Your example can be a sport or other activity, like basketball, bowling, etc. (You should not use hockey or football, unless you have talked with me first).
Schedule:(tasks are color coded below)
Day 1 & 2- Make a folder for this project in your Science Folder. View videos and complete reflection sheets. Save the video reflection sheets in your Science Folder.
Due: 4 reflections (3- Newton's laws & 1- Friction) & Planning Sheet
Days 3 - 5 - Work on Project. On day 4 you should finish the project at hand in at the end of class.
Due: 4 pages on SmartNotebook showing how the three laws of motion and friction can be shown using your example.
Days 6&7 - Project Critique - see the bottom of this page for directions.
Due: 3 critiques of other's projects and a self-critique
Day 1&2- Laws of motion, Friction and Planning
Videos, Reflection Sheets and Planning Page.
1. Watch the videos and complete one reflection sheet for each law of motion.
You have two choices here: You can watch all three different NFL (football) videos, Or you can watch the last video from the NHL (hockey) that covers all three laws. --Remember to complete three video reflection sheets, one sheet for each law of motion.
a. Science of NFL Football: Newton's First Law of Motion
b. Science of NFL Football: Newton's Second Law of Motion
c. Science of NFL Football: Newton's Third Law of Motion
a-c. Science of NHL Hockey: Newton's Three Laws of Motion
2- Watch the friction video (Science of winter games- curling) and complete the video reflection sheet for friction (attached below).
Friction Video: Science Friction: Curling
3. Planning Page
Now you are ready to start planning your SmartNotebook project. You need to pick a topic (Ex: Baseball, Field Hockey, R&B Dance, Extream Kite-Flying or Jumping off of Things) and start coming up with how you will show the laws of motion and friction using that topic. The PDF for typing your planning page is attached below.
Homework Day 1 :
Your homework after day one is to watch video on two (2) of Newton's Laws (linked above) and complete two (2) reflections sheets (attached to the bottom of the page).
- If you can't log onto FM Home Access, you could always complete the reflection sheets on a piece of paper (old- school style).
Homework Day 2 :
Complete the planning page for your project. Read about the planning page up above if you have any questions. The planning page is attached to the bottom of this page.
Day 1&2 Hand In:
EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE SAVED AS A PDF. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SAVE AS A PDF, THEN YOU NEED TO LET ME KNOW.
-All materials for Days 1&2 will be saved in the following STUDENT shared folder:
Kirby--> 2012-2013--> Newton's Laws Project--> Your Science Period--> Day 1&2 (PDF ONLY)--> Save as: Last Name-Document
- Example Name: Kirby- Newton's 1st Law Movie
- What needs to be save in the above shared folder:
- Your 3 Newton's Laws Movies Reflection Sheets
- Your 1 Friction Movie Reflection Sheet
- Your Planning Page
- You are "Finished" when you have a TOTAL of 5 PDFs saved in the above shared folder
Days 3-5 Your Newton's Laws Project:
You will be making a file (using SmartNotebook, or whatever program works for you) showing how Newton's Laws of motion can be found in your chosen topic. Many people use sports because there is a lot of motion in sports, so they are an obvious choice. Feel free to branch out from sports if that is where your interests are. Anything moving relates back to Newton's laws, so the choices are endless. Though, if you are going a different direction than sports, just check it with me.
Specifics About the Project:
1. A Page for each of Newton's laws showing:
- 2 separate diagrams (for example: Newton's 1st, you need to show objects at rest and objects in motion)
- Each diagram needs to have information boxes or captions explaining what is shown
- Remember, your goal is to show someone how your choice shows the laws. It needs to be very informative. (show me you know what you are talking about)
2. A page showing Friction
- At least one type
- Champions feel free to do what Champions do
1. Convert your project into a PDF and save it into the shared folder marked "Project"
Save as: Last name- Project Example: Kirby- Project
2. If you are having trouble saving your project as a PDF, then ask. I will only be grading PDFs
Instructions For Turning Projects into PDFs (Main Programs Used):
SmartNotebook: Select- File--> Export--> PDF--> (change the save format to "full page" on the left-hand side) Name it: Last name- Project Example: Kirby- Project NOW COPY AND PASTE INTO SHARED FOLDER
*Watch video if you are having trouble converting your smartnotebook file to a PDF*
Word: Select- File--> Convert to PDF--> Name it: Last name- Project Example: Kirby- Project NOW COPY AND PASTE INTO SHARED FOLDER
One Note: Select- File--> Save As--> NOTEBOOK--> PDF Name it:Last name- Project Example: Kirby- Project NOW COPY AND PASTE INTO SHARED FOLDER
Power Point: Select- File--> Convert to PDF--> Name it: Last name- Project Example: Kirby-Project NOW COPY AND PASTE INTO SHARED FOLDER
Saving your project (swf file - 6.80 MB)
Use this video to show you how to save your project
Today you will use the document at the bottom of this page to critique 3 of your fellow students' projects and to complete a self reflection. The 3 critiques and the self reflection are due on _______________.
----When you have completed all 3 critiques and the self reflection, rename the document with your last name and the word critique.
Example: Kirby critique.docx
----Save the document into YOUR science documents.
---- Now save a copy AS A PDF, STARTING WITH YOUR LAST NAME
NOW, you can COPY AND PASTE into the Student Shared-->Kirby--> Science 7-->Period Folder-->Newton's Law Project Hand in Folder-->Critiques.
Whose did you critique?
Use this link below to let me know whose projects you critiqued. This way, they can go back and see what you had to say.