Seventh Grade Science  Name: _____________________________________ Period: ___

Forces and Acceleration Unit
Mark Sailer
Science Teacher
Pioneer Jr-Sr High

Days for unit – 10-12 Days             Test Day: Dec 2

# Study Guidelines

Explain Newton’s Second Law of Motion.

Explain why the direction of a force is important.

Identify the relation ship between the forces the objects exert on each other.

Indiana State Grade 7 Science Standards and Benchmarks addressed by this unit:

7.3.17 - Investigate that an unbalanced force, acting on an object, changes it speed or path of motion or both, and know that if the force always acts toward the same center as the object moves, the objects path may curve into an orbit around the center.

C Layer Assignments (65 Points Maximum)

1.  Homework Assignments – You should do one assignment from each section.

A.  Section 2 - Read pp. 356-362 – Answer questions #1-7 (5 points) A. _____

B.  Section 3 - Read pp. 363-368 – Answer questions #1-6 (5 points) B.  _____

C.  Section 2 - Notebook Pages – pp 143-145 – Worksheet (10 points) C.  _____

D.  Section 3 - Notebook Pages – pp. 146-148 – Worksheet (10 points) D. _____

E.  Section 2 Reinforcement Worksheet – Newton’s Second Law (5 points)  E.  _____

F.  Section 3 Reinforcement Worksheet – Newton’s Third Law (5 points) F.  _____

2.  Engage Activity – How are force and acceleration related? (5 points)  2.  _____

3.  Explore – Newton’s Second Law Laboratory Investigation (10 points)  3.  _____

4.  Explore – What affects circular motion? (5 points)    4.  _____

5.  Explore – Mini-Lab – p. 367 – Measuring Force Pairs – Worksheet (5 points) 5.  _____

6.  Explain Activity – Force and Acceleration notes (5 points)   6.  _____

7.  Explain Activity – Gravity, Weight and Circular motion notes (5 points) 7.  _____

8.  Math in Science – Meaningful Numbers – Worksheet (5 points)   8.  _____

9.  Balloon Races p. 369 (5 points)       9.  _____

10.  Create a poster that teaches Newton’s Second or Third Law.

(Follow Scoring Guide) (20 points)    10. _____

11.  Construct a board game teaching all three of Newton’s laws of motion.

Have 3 classmates play the game. (20 points)  11.  _____

12.  Make flash cards for all of the terms in chapter 12.

(Follow scoring guide) (10 points)  12. _____

13.  At the Bell Activities ___________________________________  13. _____

B Layer Assignment (15 Points Maximum)

1.  Build and fly a straw rocket (see handout.)  Investigate one question about the straw rocket.  Use an experiment worksheet for your experiment.

2.  Select another question to investigate.  Get approval for your question before starting.

A Layer Assignment (20 points Maximum)

1.  Make a timeline showing and describing the important events in the life of Newton.  Use the front side of an A layer research form for your research and then make your timeline.

2.  Are air bags in cars good or bad? – Use an A Layer research form.

3.  Select another question.  Get approval before starting.

C Layer Points Earned _________ B Layer Points Earned __________   A Layer Points Earned __________

Grades   40-55 D  56-70  C  71-85 B  86+ A  Total _______________

Parent Signature: (5 points to C – Layer) _____________________________________________________