Everyday Force and Motion

Christie Chanel Johnson, General Science, Lincoln Heights Academy

Final Unit (PDF)

Implementing Common Core Standards

200 Word Synopsis

The world is full of movement, from speeding cars to airplanes flying through the air. Along with movement also come collisions. Newton recognized that movement is a basic property of the universe, and he described movement in terms of speed, direction, and mass in his equation F=ma. Newton also recognized friction, which opposes motion. The legacy from Galileo and Newton is that forces change motion. Apply a force and the object will change speed or direction. But apply no force and the object stays moving at constant speed (which might be zero) and direction.