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```									Course: Science 8                                                                                                                                                                     Unit: 5                            Section: 2

Essential Questions
   What happens to an object’s motion when multiple forces act upon it?                                Curriculum Infusion                                                   Levels of Instruction
   How are force, mass & acceleration related?

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Objectives                  Suggested Activities/Strategies

Identify key terms and            Students will review force, mass & acceleration. Then
processes including but not
students will be introduced to the concept of net force.                                                                        X             X
limited to:                       Students will complete the relevant review lessons in
 net force, force, mass, &       the Measuring Up for the New Jersey GEPA Science,                                                    X                                        X
acceleration                  Unit 3.

Describe what happens when        Students will watch the United Streaming video Forces
& Vectors. Students will take notes during video. After
more than one force acts on an    video, the class will discuss how net force relates to                                X                                                       X               X
object                            balanced vs. unbalanced forces (if there is a net force,
the forces are unbalanced).

Calculate net force on various    Students will be given a variety of situations with
multiple forces to analyze & calculate net force. (FOSS                                              X                                                        X             X
objects                           Force & Motion, Investigation 6)

New Brunswick Public Schools                                                   1 of 2                                                                                                                                2008/2009
Course: Science 8                                                                                                                                                                           Unit: 5                            Section: 2

Essential Questions
   What happens to an object’s motion when multiple forces act upon it?                                      Curriculum Infusion                                                   Levels of Instruction
   How are force, mass & acceleration related?

Comprehension
Interdisciplinary

Knowledge

Application

Evaluation
Synthesis
Technology

Analysis
Extended

Modified

Infusion

Infusion
Career
Study
Objectives                    Suggested Activities/Strategies
Evaluate the interaction between    Students will be given situations with the amount of
force, the mass of the object & the acceleration of the
force, mass, & acceleration to      object given. Students will play with the numbers to
X                                                                      X                       X
derive the formula F=ma             figure out the formula F=ma.
Students will be given diagrams with two of the three
variables in F=ma given and will have to solve for the
third. Students will label their answers in the correct unit
X                                                        X
of measurement.
Students will watch the United Streaming video
Newton’s Laws of Motion and take notes about                                                             X                 X                      X
Newton’s importance to physics.

Analyze practical examples of       Students will be asked to think of practical examples of
net force (unbalanced forces) in the physical world &
net force including planets         daily life. Students will share their ideas in an oral
X                                        X               X             X
orbiting the sun, a car coming to   presentation.
a stop, etc.

New Brunswick Public Schools                                                      2 of 2                                                                                                                                   2008/2009

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