Motion & Force

Force and motion are two undeniable laws of physics. They encompass Newton's laws including inertia, acceleration, friction, gravity and momentum. But lets not forget Newton's Third Law of Motion - for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The laws are easy to memorize; they're also incredibly fun to teach. You can have fun demonstrating the various laws. Drop marbles, push a skateboard, roll objects into each other for a dramatic crash.

Bringing the Laws of Physics into Your Classroom

As mentioned, there are many fun ways to demonstrate force and motion. Children can come up with their own demonstrations to further enhance their learning and absorption of the material. Teacher Planet, a resource for teachers, is full of lesson plans, worksheets, activities, printables and additional teaching resources for a wide variety of units for elementary and middle school grades. If you're planning a unit on motion and force, the materials at Teacher Planet can help you create a memorable lesson plan.