Physics Lab Methods

Scope & Sequence

  • Lab Practices and Measurements 
  • Motion with Newton’s 1st Law 
  • Newton’s 2nd Law
  • Newton’s 3rd Law 
  • Energy


Essential Learnings

  • Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.* (Systems and Systems Models)
  • Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration. (Cause and Effect) 
  • Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. 
  • Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.