This is a PowerPoint presentation that introduces forces and Newton's Laws of motion. The information included in the presentation is the basis for more advanced force problems encountered in an introductory high school physics course.


  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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SCI.9-12.4.D: Science

calculate the effect of forces on objects, including the law of inertia, the relationship between force and acceleration, and the nature of force pairs between objects;

SCI.9-12.4.E: Science

develop and interpret free-body force diagrams; and
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-01-17.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This PowerPoint presentation addresses the definition of force, types of forces, free body diagrams, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and the distinction between mass and weight. Equations are included, making the presentation suitable for a high school classroom. There are a few jokes included throughout this presentation, so the user may decide to keep or delete these slides as determined by his or her own personal style.

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