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Force and Motion: 6 StudyJams! Interactive Science Activities

These StudyJams! activities explore simple machines, gravity and inertia, acceleration, and more, as they help students understand six concepts related to force and motion.


3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities

Force and Motion

If you want motion, you have to add force. But once you get something moving, what makes it stop? That is force, too!

Simple Machines

Whew! Thank goodness we have simple machines. They make really hard jobs a little easier.

Newton's First Law: Inertia

Isaac Newton figured out a lot of important rules about motion, and inertia is the first one.

Newton's Second Law: Acceleration

You have heard of a car accelerating, right? Well, the same word can be used for any object. Here is how acceleration works!

Newton's Third Law: Action and Reaction

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Newton's third law of action and reaction explains how objects affect each other when they collide. See how it works!

Gravity and Inertia

There is a special force of attraction that keeps our planet together. Do you know what it is?

Susan Cheyney

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