Set in Motion: Newton’s Laws

by  Space Center Houston

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During the plague of 1665, Isaac Newton was outside in his yard when an apple fell from a tree. The falling apple set his mind in motion. His thoughts on gravity, mass and force developed into explanations of the movement of the moon, planets and all objects. Join for our interactive presentation and explore Newton’s world of motion and how his laws are still used today to describe and calculate rocket trajectories, the orbits of satellites and the ISS.

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Multipoint: $185.00
Point to Point: $185.00
By Request: $185.00

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45-50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

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Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Space Center Houston

Houston, TX
United States

Houston, Texas is Space City, USA and Space Center Houston is America's gateway to the universe!

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Program Details


We will then engage in a discussion about gravity, forces, and motion, including Newton?s Laws and the difference in how mass acts on earth and in space.
the instructor will demonstrate how Newton's laws work on earth and then you will see a clip of the same law and how it works in space.

We will watch a video of a space shuttle launch and discuss how Newton?s Laws apply to rockets.

We will conclude with a question and answer session.


Participants will identify Newton's Laws of Motion.

Students will identify the underlying concepts of forces and motion.

Participants will engage in demonstrations to discover how the forces of motion effect their everyday lives.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop--
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding
Properties and changes of properties in matter
Motions and forces
Transfer of energy

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding
Structure of the earth system
Earth's history
Earth in the solar system


As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop--
Abilities of technological design
Understandings about science and technology


As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of
Science as a human endeavor
Nature of science
History of science

Additional cross-curricular standards covered. Will provide detailed standards list.