Force and Motion Worksheet

If you’re looking for a supplemental worksheet for your force and motion unit, look no further! If you’re working with NGSS, the resources here are ideal for the following standards:

MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

Force & Motion Worksheet

Force Guided Reading

Review or teach the the basics of force with this easy to use and check activity including a 1 page guided reading and 2 student pages. This product is great for either in person teaching with the printable version or for distance learning, as it includes a digital Google Slides version for your convenience.

This product covers:

  • What is force?
  • Net Force
  • Balanced/Unbalanced forces

Virtual Motion Lab

This lab is a fan favorite! Using an online simulation from Phet, students will explore balanced and unbalanced forcesfrictionspeedacceleration, and Newton’s Laws in an inquiry based fashion.

5 extension questions require students to apply their understanding of forces and Newton’s Laws.

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Student Led Investigation

Guide your students through a 4 day NGSS, student led investigation of how different sized forces affect the motion of objects and how different masses respond to the same force. Students will plan an investigation using 2 sports balls of different masses, write claims based on their observations, prepare video evidence in the form of demonstrations, explain their reasoning, and submit a final video with their work. This resource walks students through each step of this process.

Again, this resource is designed to be either printable or digital, with both versions included for your convenience.

Friction & Inertia Guided Reading

Review or teach the the basics of friction & inertia with this easy to use and check activity including a 2 pages of guided reading and 2 student pages.

As before, this resource comes with both a digital and print version to support whatever kind of teaching you’re currently doing.

This product covers:

  • What is friction?
  • Newton’s First Law
  • What is inertia?
  • Inertia & Mass

Color by Number

10 multiple choice questions in which students classify various real life scenarios as Newton’s First, Second, or Third Law.

A great activity for early finishers, homework, differentiation, or as an easy to check assessment.

I’ve yet to find a way to support color by number resources in distance learning scenarios, sadly.

Task Cards

Product includes:

  • 30 practice problems in the form of task cards
  • Answer Key
  • Student Answer sheet

I designed this activity to be a chance for students to practice with speed, distance, and time formulas.

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