This listing features a two-page problem set about Newton’s 2nd Law – force equals mass times acceleration. I assign this exercise in my eighth-grade physical science class. High school physical science teachers could utilize this activity for a remedial review as well.
The students will solve for the net force, the force applied, the force of resistance, the mass, or the acceleration of an object, depending on the problem. The eclectic problem set incorporates the physics used in golf, archery, swimming, game fish propulsion, football, rugby, vehicular acceleration, and a gravity – pull down scenario.
I provided an equation bank in the header of the student sheet. I also included two conversion units at the top of the student page – one for Newtons to kg·m/s2 and the other for pounds and kilograms.
This activity comes with a two-page key with the answers in red font. The key shows the detailed work involved in isolating the unknown variable. I rounded each answer to honor the multiplication and division rule of significant figures.
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