Newton's Law I FAQ's

Q: Is the pre-mission lesson plan necessary for the mission?


A: It is highly recommended that you conduct the pre-mission lesson plans so that students receive the most they can out of the e-Lab, building upon their prior knowledge of Newton’s First Law.  If the pre-lab lesson cannot be completed prior to the e-lab, at least some type of introduction to motion and Newton’s laws should occur in class.


Q:  If I have a class size of 32, can I still conduct a mission with all of my class involved?


A:  Yes, the additional students could be distributed to teams; however if there are more than 35 students we would ask that you separate the students into two missions so that everyone can enjoy the full experience. 


Q: I have a computer lab; can all students use their own computers?


A: The minimal amount of computers needed for the Newton’s First Law e-Lab is 5 (or one per team) but additional computers will be beneficial so that each student can view the videos used in the lab.


Q: Do all students require the printable materials for the e-Lab?


A: Yes.  All students will need copies of the pre-lab notes page and the student journal.


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