Applying the Next Generation Science Standards, Middle School Engineering Design to Newton's Laws of Motion
NASA Explorer Schools invites you to learn how to integrate the Next Generation
Science Standards, Middle School Engineering Design into your curriculum. This web
seminar features three lessons for grades 6 – 8 focusing on a conceptual, real-world
understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion. The presentation also addresses common
misconceptions associated with the laws. Participants will brainstorm ways to modify
lessons to teach the engineering design process while covering content on Disciplinary
Core Ideas: Forces and Motion.
You will be given an overview of each of the following activities, a description of how each activity can address the Middle School Engineering Design performance expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards, and information about materials required to do the lessons.
- Rocket Staging: Balloon Staging – This activity is a simple demonstration of rocket
staging. Students learn how rockets can achieve greater distances by applying Newton's
Laws of Motion to rocket staging. Science and Engineering Practices: Planning and
Carrying Out Investigations
- Lunar Landing: Swinging Tray – Students build trays to examine the concepts of centripetal
force, friction, and Newton's Laws of Motion. Students place a cup of water in the
center of their tray and spin the tray in a circle over their heads. Science and
Engineering Practices: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
- Lunar Base Supply Egg Drop – The purpose of this challenge is for student teams
to design a method of packaging “supplies” and getting them safely to a lunar base.
Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Title: Applying the Next Generation Science Standards, Middle School Engineering Design to Newton's Laws of Motion
Target grades: 5-8
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presenter: Rudo Kashiri
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confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit
in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be
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