Newton's Second Law
The Newton's Second Law Toolkit provides teachers with standards-based resources for designing lesson plans and units that pertain to concepts of and relationships associated with force, mass,and acceleration. The Toolkit promotes the ability to recognize forces in a given situation, the ability to use such a recognition to construct free-body diagrams, and the ability to use such free-body diagrams with numerical information in order to analyze a given situation and predict unknown quantities. Much of the media and curricular resources target student misconceptions regarding force and motion. The Toolkit is supported by Lessons 2 and 3 of the Newton's Laws Chapter at The Physics Classroom Tutorial.
Each toolkit can be viewed in three different ways.
Newton's Second Law - HTML Version of Complete Toolkit
The HTML version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions and links to their location on the web. The complete toolkit also includes learning objectives and references the pertinent standards addressed by the resources.
Newton's Second Law - PDF Version of Complete Toolkit
The PDF version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions in a printer-friendly format. Learning objectives and relevant standards are also included in the PDF Version of the complete toolkit.
Newton's Second Law - Toolkit To Go
The Toolkit To Go is a 2-page PDF document that provides an abbreviated version of the complete toolkit. It contains as much information as could fit on two pages. Toolkits to Go can be photo-copied back-to-back, hole-punched, and filed in a teacher's folder or three-ring binder for future reference.