Equal and Opposite Reactions: Newton’s Third Law Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn about equal and opposite forces. The Equal and Opposite Reactions: Newton’s Third Law learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.
A force is a push or a pull acting on an object. It is a vector quantity, which means it has both a magnitude and a direction. Newton’s Third Law states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This means forces always act in pairs. These paired forces are known as action-reaction forces.
In total, there are nine games in this learning objective, including:
- Boing: Newton’s Third Law
- Blueprint Bash: Newton’s 3rd Law
- What’s Your Reaction?
- Push Heroes?
- Platformer – Newton’s Third Law Challenge
- The Claw: Newton’s Third Law
- Newtonian Octopus
- The 3rd Law
- AstroLab – Moonwalker
A further preview of each game is below.
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