Sir Isaac Newton

Students will be able to (SWBAT):1. State who Sir Isaac Newton is2. Describe Newton's accomplishments and 3 laws of motionPlease view the video below on The First Revolution in Physics.

In your studies you may, or may not, have come across the name of a great mathematician, astronomer, and physicist named Sir Isaac Newton. Although he didn't have the best hair; he was quite isaac_newton_hd.jpgan intelligent guy!! Newton discovered the theory of gravity after watching an apple fall from a tree in an orchard. During his work, he came up with three basic ideas that are applied to the physics of most motion. His ideas have been tested over and over again, and are now known as Newton's Three Laws of Motion.

Now it's time to take a look at Newton's Three Laws; view the video below.

Now - let's take a closer look at each of Newton's Laws of Motion. Within each page, you will have an activity to complete. All the materials needed for each activity will be available on the page in which your activity is. If at any time, you wish to return back to this main page, select the home button on the page you are on.


An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Now that you have explored Newton's three laws of motion, it's time to combine all of that information learned to gain a deeper understanding of how each law is tied together.
Tying it all together

1. Create a poster illustrating Newton's Three Laws of Motion.
2. Sports Broadcast Audition - provide a voice over on a sports video and explain the physics of the action appearing on the screen. Each group will do commentary on a 2-3 sports video.