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Physics' Role in Safety: Assignment Information

Newton's first three laws of motion play a significant role in keeping us safe in our favorite activities.

How do safety materials reduce the amount of force to ensure you are safer when participating in the action or activity?

1. Login to Noodle Tools  

2. Title- Last name, First Name-Hr-Selected Topic

Ex. Wayne, John-Hr1-Horseback Riding

3. Share with Project Inbox by typing Science teacher's last name and select the appropriate hour from the drop-down menu.

4. Research question: How do safety materials reduce the amount of force to ensure you are safer when participating in the action or activity?

7. Cite at least 3 sources before taking notes--All Sources Due by End of Class Wednesday, Nov. 7th!

Database-->Copy & Paste the given citation--How To Video

Website-->Pull Information and plug into the correct fields--How To Video

The following lists of links are STARTING points for your research. 

Sports Equipment Starting Points

Car Safety Design Starting Points

Databases offer VALID information and already have CITATIONS

OMS Gale Global Issues

OMS Opposing View Points

Newspaper Source Plus

OMS Sirs Issue Researcher 

Change to Keyword

OMS Britannica

OMS World Book

Research needs to answer:

1)What is the material and why is it used in a given activity?

2)How does the material reduce force onto the body?

3)How are the laws involved in the activity? (You must include the 3rd law, then chose between law 1 or law 2)

4)How does friction affect the motion or the force involved?

Choice of one of the following:

5)What are the regulations (laws/rules) in place to ensure your safety during the activity? How or why did these regulations start?    

6)OR Challenge: What studies were conducted to ensure the need for the safety material? How has the material developed over time for the given activity?