Newton's Laws of Motion takes the form of a book that is broken into the following chapters:

  • My Life Story
  • A Brief History of Motion
  • 1st Law of Motion
  • 2nd Law of Motion
  • 3rd Law of Motion

The theories of motion begins with the Greek philosopher Aristotle and evolves to Newton. The ideas of Copernicus and Galileo are also discussed.

Terminal velocity- a point where the force of gravity and air resistance are balanced - causes a falling object such as this skydiver to stop accelerating.

Formulas allow the student to calculate forces, masses and accelerations. They are shown that acceleration and force are directly proportional while acceleration and mass are inversely proportional.

Changing a car's mass & horsepower give the student a working model to test Newton's Second Law.

Sports are another way to show how all objects obey Newton's Laws.

Forms of transportation are good examples of Newton's 3rd Law- for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.