GAVS Physics AB Course Resources

Module 4: Newton's Laws of Motion

Instructor Information

Emily Kroutil

Email: Emily.Kroutil@gavirtualschool.org

Phone: 470-238-8663 (voicemail)

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 4: Newton's Laws of Motion of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions! In physics, it is essential that you understand these concepts before moving on.

ASSIGNMENT RESOURCES AND TIPS

LAB: Newton's Second Law of Motion

  • The lab handout can be found on page 4 of the content.
  • I walk you through the lab in this video: https://youtu.be/jr-lh2RAK6M
  • You can view the lab rubric in the lab's dropbox folder. Following the rubric is the BEST WAY to make sure that you earn full points on your lab.
  • If the lab has a short answer problem that makes you do math, you MUST show your work in order to earn full credit.


  • Q: I'm having trouble getting the site to work. What should I do?

  • A: If your computer has issues with accessing the Phet activities you MUST get this straightened out in order to submit the work, and these labs are required with no alternative assignments available. Unfortunately, this is not something that I am able to help with, but a problem that you will need to find a solution to. If you wait until the day the assignment is due to try to access the site and you have problems, you will not be able to get the assignment submitted on time, so it is important that you access this site ahead of time so that you'll either know you don't have problems, or you will have time to get the problems fixed before the assignment is due. Being able to access this site and the activities there is a requirement of the course and it is your responsibility to make sure that you have access. This the help site for Phet: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/help-center/running-sims. This is a blog post that a parent shared with me. The information here enabled her son to solve his computer's problems: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/12/14/edge-flash-click-run/

QUIZ: Newton's First and Second Laws

  • Make sure you do the practice problems before you take the quiz. The Newton's 2nd law practice problems and solutions can be found on page 4 of the content.
  • If the quiz has a short answer problem that makes you do math, you MUST show your work in order to earn full credit.

DISCUSSION: When Have I Applied A Force?

  • Make sure you answer ALL questions in the prompt AND respond to two classmates.
  • You will only earn a maximum of 70% if you do not thoughtfully respond to two classmates.

QUIZ: Free Body Diagrams and Newton's 3rd Law

TEST: Newton's Laws of Motion

  • A great way to study for the test is to go back and look at the quiz questions you missed.
  • If the quiz has a short answer problem that makes you do math, you MUST show your work in order to earn full credit. What does showing your work look like? Read this!
  • After you finish your test, be sure to review what you missed, and look for the News announcement outlining test correction procedures.

Additional Resources

https://youtu.be/jr-lh2RAK6M
https://youtu.be/O4ATJ-eKfj8
https://youtu.be/d9Hhp1Gf5Jg
Newton's Laws
Newton's 2nd Law Math
Free Body Diagrams
Free Body Diagram Examples
Force Vocabulary
Types of Forces m4v