The Laws of Motion Assignment

Isaac Newton first presented the laws of motion in 1687. The laws explain how forces can change motion of an object; these rules apply anywhere on Earth or in space.

You assignment is to make a small poster describing Newton’s laws of motion. For each of the three laws, please give all the explanations needed; include formulas and units of measurements where appropriate. Also please have illustrations (diagrams or pictures) explaining the laws or giving examples.

You need to use the textbook as your source, however you may use other sources as well. You are to work individually to create your own poster. You may use computer paper or construction paper.

You are to assess your own work and to attach this sheet to the poster. The following rubric describes the poster requirements.

Possible Points
Self Assessment
Teacher Assessment

Size: no smaller than 8 1/2”x11” and no larger than 12”x18”

5

Has the title “The Laws of Motion”

5

Explains importance of Newton’s work

10

Describes the first law of motion, includes a diagram (picture)

20

Describes the second law of motion, includes formula and units of measurements, and a diagram (picture)

20

Describes the third law of motion, includes a diagram (picture)

20

The sources are cited according to MLA style

10

Work is neat

5

Color is used

5

TOTAL POINTS

100