Science - 2018-19

PS.10 b - Newton's Laws

The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion. Key concepts include
b) Newton’s laws of motion.

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • Motion is a key characteristic of all matter that can be observed, described, and measured.
  • Energy change can be understood in terms of forces- pushes or pulls.

  • I can explain why, when two objects collide, they often bounce backwards.
  • I can design a roller coaster


  • Newton’s three laws of motion describe the motion of all common objects.
  • Mass and weight are not equivalent. Mass is the amount of matter in a given substance. Weight is a measure of the force due to gravity acting on a mass. Weight is measured in newtons.


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

b) identify situations that illustrate each Law of Motion.

a-d) differentiate between mass and weight.


speed, velocity, acceleration, Newton's Laws of Motion, work, force, mechanical advantage, efficiency, power, mass, weight, simple machines, compound machine

Updated: Jun 29, 2018