Swift

Newton's Laws
Posters and Activities

This a set of posters explains Newton's laws of motion and gravitation. The set includes one poster for each of Newton's three laws of motion and his law of gravitation. Accompanying each poster is an educator booklet which explains the imagery on the poster and contains activities that complement each other as an overall unit in science and math.

National Science and Mathematics Standards addressed by these activities.


Newton's First Law of Motion

Newton's First Law of Motion poster

This educational poster illustrates Newton's First Law of Motion. Each image on the front of the poster depicts Newton's First Law, and is described in the activity guide. The guide also provides educators with background information, pre-activity reading and discussion for the students that relates the law to the Swift satellite launch, a classroom-ready activity and assessment and post-activity extension activities.

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Newton's Second Law of Motion

Newton's Second Law of Motion poster

This educational poster illustrates Newton's Second Law of Motion. Each image on the front of the poster depicts Newton's Second Law, and is described in the activity guide. The guide also provides educators with background information, pre-activity reading reading for the students that relates the law to the forces, velocities, and accelerations observed during the launch of the rocket carrying Swift into orbit, pre-activity discussion, a classroom-ready activity and assessment, an extension activity for advanced students, and post-activity discussions.

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Newton's Third Law of Motion

Newton's Third Law of Motion poster

This educational poster illustrates Newton's Third Law of Motion. Each image on the front of the poster depicts Newton's Second Law, and is described in the activity guide. The guide also provides educators with background information, pre-activity reading reading for the students that relates the law to the action of the fuel being expelled from the rocket and its reaction on the rocket carrying the Swift satellite into orbit, pre-activity discussion, a classroom-ready activity and assessment, and post-activity discussions.

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Newton's Law of Gravitation

Newton's Law of Gravitation poster

This educational poster illustrates Newton's Law of Gravitation. The guide provides educators with background information pertaining to the activities, preparation suggestions for each of the included students activities; as well as material lists for each activity, and demonstrations. The two activities introduce the student to the principles behind Newton's Law of Gravitation, one of Newton's most important physical laws.

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