Forces and Motion in the News


latino-professor-newspaperYou can’t talk about forces and motion without talking about Isaac Newton.  His three Laws of Motion were published more than 300 years ago, and yet their basic concepts—inertia, acceleration, momentum, and mass—are still the standard for how we discuss forces and motion today.  The laws may have been refined over the years (most famously by Einstein) but they still reign as incontrovertible scientific laws.  We couldn’t send the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit without Newton.

While there may not be much NEW about Newton’s Laws, there is still plenty to say about how they affect the world around us.  Read on for some interesting news reports related to forces and motion.  Let us know if you find an article you’d like us to post!

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You Said It! Forces and Motion Product Reviews


You Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations Newsletter

Need help explaining the fundamentals of forces and motion to your students?  Hands-on science demos to the rescue!  We have a dynamic array of energy conversion products as well as an impressive collection of simple machines to demonstrate pushes and pulls… just to name a few of our many energy-related materials.  Read on to hear what our customers are saying about our some of their favorite EI teaching tools.

If you have a favorite Educational Innovations product, we invite you to send us a comment below.  We’d love to share your review with your fellow teachers and science lovers.

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Center of Gravity on a Tightrope


Tami O'ConnorBy Tami G. O’Connor

When I taught second grade, one of our literature books was Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully.  I was that teacher who always taught thematically—that is, nothing ever was taught in a vacuum.  I tried as often as possible to tie things together.

Center of Gravity Lesson - Educational Innovations BlogSo as we read this book about a young French girl who learns from a retired high-wire artist to walk on a tightrope, in Language Arts we talked and wrote about our heroes, in Geography we researched where in the world France is.  And in Science, we learned about balance and center of gravity.

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You Said It! Air Pressure Product Reviews


Educational Innovations Newsletter - You Said It

At Educational Innovations, we love all sorts of scientific topics but we’ll admit that air pressure holds a special place in our hearts.  After all, air (and its pressure) is all around us, so why not celebrate this amazing area of science?

Teachers clearly prize our air pressure materials as much as we do—they are among some of our best loved products year after year.  Read on for candid reviews from our customers.

If you have a favorite Educational Innovations product, send us a comment below!  We’d love to share your review with your fellow teachers and science lovers.

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