Newton's First Law

Forces and Motion

## Episode 210: Preparation for Newton’s laws of motion

Teaching Guidance for 16-19

- Level Advanced

They are counter-intuitive, and will need a great deal of practice to ensure they are used correctly.

#### Main aims of this topic

Students will:

- use the equations of motion to investigate the relationship between force and acceleration for a constant mass
- perform simple calculations using
*F*=*m*×*a* - state the relationship between mass and acceleration for a constant force
- understand the range and application of Newton’s Third Law
- perform calculations using the concept of the Third Law

#### Prior knowledge

It is likely that students will have met these laws in some form previously. Now is your chance to ensure that they deepen their grasp of their significance.

#### Where this leads

Newton’s laws of motion are applied in many different situations. Hopefully, they will gradually become second nature to your students.