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What do you understand about inertia?

posted Oct 8, 2017, 7:45 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 8:47 AM ]
5: W 10/11 (shortened for PSAT), 7: W 10/11 (shortened for PSAT)

QUIZ today on Newton's First Law. 

After the quiz, we will first discuss your free body diagram critiques. 

Then we'll start a big lab for this marking period. We will design an experiment to determine the relationship between force, mass, and motion.  

Homework:  Go to Google Classroom and open the assignment for Newton's Second Law Lab.  Read instructions.  In the document you create in Google Classroom, start your write-up by doing 3 things:
  • Draw two labeled diagrams - one for each experiment.  This diagram should be electronically generated in Google Classroom.  Hand drawing and scanning will NOT be accepted.
  • Write a paragraph for each procedure.  It does not have to be as detailed as "collect materials" and it should not be numbered.  Give me enough detail though that I know EXACTLY what you will be doing in each experiment.  Include a comment about HOW you will be keeping all but your independent and dependent variables constant.
  • Make two data tables - one for each experiment.
Don't forget to bring in your mobile devices or cell phone connector cables next class; we will need them for the lab - videos with LoggerPro.  It would be helpful if some of you also brought in laptops so that you could analyze data at the same time.