Ideas For Use
Science Objects are two hour learning experiences teachers can use to enhance their understanding of a particular scientific concept. Teachers can access any topic “on demand” from the Internet. Topics are based on the science literacy goals in the national standards (NSES, Science for All Americans, Benchmarks, and the Atlas of Scientific Literacy) and tied to state standards.
Each Science Object provides an understanding of the science content by providing a structured set of learning experiences through simulations and practice assessments. Science Objects challenge teachers to explore and explain real world phenomena and are founded on the principle that learners must be challenged with a problem, observation, data, etc., in order to develop scientific understanding. Science Objects utilize the five phases of inquiry-based learning: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.
Force and Motion: Newton's Third Law
- Explain that when object A exerts a force on object B, object B exerts an equal and opposite force back on object A, regardless of the masses or motion of either object.
- Identify the force that B applies on A, given a force that A applies on B.
- Recognize that these forces are exerted simultaneously.
- Apply this concept in a variety of situations.
- Use Newton’s third law to explain how an inanimate object can exert a force on another object.