“An object at rest will remain at rest.”
If you are using the 8th grade Physics course with Oak Meadow, then you have, or will be, studying Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Physics. Understanding the concepts of friction, inertia, velocity, acceleration, mass, and force can be daunting to say the least. I think my students are amazing in the different ways that they are able to comprehend these concepts. Sometimes a student needs a bit more help in order to fully visualize what is happening. For those of you that are interested in visualizing more about Newton’s three basic laws of motion, I’ve found a terrific website that I think you will find quite fun to investigate. It explains Newton’s laws in terms of ice hockey! Give it a try here. Once there, click on the video titled Science of NHL Hockey: Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and enjoy!