May 24, 2023

Creating a PowerPoint Presentation: Understanding Newton’s Laws

Your task is to create a PowerPoint presentation explaining TWO of Newton’s three laws using Microsoft PowerPoint or an equivalent computer program.

Procedure:

1. State each law as it is written in your textbook or other credible source. If using a source other than your textbook, include a reference (in APA format). Ensure you use credible sources.
2. Find at least two pictures or video segments that illustrate each law and copy them to a PowerPoint slide; one picture per slide. Pictures or video segments must be school-appropriate, color photographs, and not labeled with forces.
3. Write a paragraph describing how each picture illustrates the law. Each paragraph should be at least 5 sentences and placed on the same slide as the picture. Ensure your references are school-appropriate.
4. Provide TWO math-based "you solve it" questions with answers for EACH of the laws you selected. Explain in detail how to solve the problems.

Example:

Newton’s First Law: "An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force." (Reference: Insert APA formatted reference here)

Illustration: (Insert picture) This image illustrates Newton’s first law by depicting a car parked on the side of a road. According to the law, the car will remain stationary unless a force, such as the driver pressing the accelerator pedal, is applied to it. In the absence of any external force, the car will maintain its state of rest.

Math-Based Question:

1. A book is resting on a table with no external forces acting upon it. What is the net force acting on the book? Answer: The net force is zero because the book is at rest and there are no external forces acting upon it.

Newton’s Second Law: "The acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the net force acting on it and inversely proportional to its mass." (Reference: Insert APA formatted reference here)

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