Thursday, March 7, 2013

Force and Motion

Our class is exploring the ideas of Force and Motion through a variety of experiments and inquiries. We were introduced to Isaac Newton, the creator of the Laws of Motion. So far, we have tested the first law of motion through an experiment using a card, a cup, and a quarter. Our question was "What will happen to the quarter if we apply a force to the card?...and what will happen to the card?" We felt like magicians as we tested these questions with our experiment. We talked about the first law which, in simple terms says that an object in motion stays in motion and an object at rest stays at rest unless there is some sort of force. The children were so smart explaining how this experiment helps us understand Newton's first law! We will continue to explore the Laws of Motion throughout our entire unit.

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