Force and Motion

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The Force and Motion Enhanced E-book* explores the effects of forces on the motion of objects for both a conceptual and real-world understanding, using common, observable examples, like running, billiards, and motion of vehicles. Learn about concepts such as constant motion, acceleration, speed and direction, as well as a discussion of Newton’s Laws of Motion.

*Enhanced E-books are highly interactive, self-directed learning experiences designed to augment understanding of science content and pedagogy. These e-books include high-resolution images, animations, videos, interactive simulations, and embedded assessment.

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Reviews (7)
  • on Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:24 PM

This enhanced e-book explains concepts in a way that students can understand with excellent graphics that support the concepts. The interactive features are engaging/

Susan Van Kleef  (Plainville, CT)
Susan Van Kleef (Plainville, CT)

  • on Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:28 AM

I needed to implement new curriculum involving Newton's laws and had very little material. This saved the day for me. The content is spot on and the graphics really reinforce the concepts that I needed to cover.

Linda-Jo D  (Westfield, MA)
Linda-Jo D (Westfield, MA)

  • on Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:49 AM

I hook my iPad to my project so all the students can see the text and activities. They love coming up and using the interactive resources in the book. They are all involved because they are offering suggestions for how to make the objects balance or for how much force to apply.

Teresa F  (Browns Summit, NC)
Teresa F (Browns Summit, NC)

  • on Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:32 PM

I have been using this book with our preservice elementary education STEM students. As we explore meaningful integration of STEM in the elementary classroom, this book assists them in solidifying their conceptual understanding of force and motion.

Patricia Paulson  (Cambridge, MN)
Patricia Paulson (Cambridge, MN)

  • on Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:32 PM

This is a great teacher resource for brushing up on content knowledge. They have some good activities as well. My kids loved the balloon rockets.

Lisa  (Phoenix, AZ)
Lisa (Phoenix, AZ)

  • on Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:52 PM

This is an excellent resource for reviewing key concepts during hands on explorations.

Patricia  (Saint Paul, MN)
Patricia (Saint Paul, MN)

  • on Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:43 PM

Overall great resource. I was able to utilize some of the activities in the book directly in my classroom. An example would be using a quarter and notecard to represent Newton’s First law. As I watched the clip that the students in my class could be recording the event and use slo-motion features to watch the actual coin movement. I have done the activity before but adding the student’s video to the activity added a whole new level to it. I still have more to use from the book, but that one stands out.

Leslie Scott  (Kerman, CA)
Leslie Scott (Kerman, CA)

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