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Sciences: Motion


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The following links provide an overview and starting point:

  • Motion 
    Britannica article providing a definition of motion.
  • What is motion? 

    Article provides a clear definition of the concept of motion in physics. University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA.


This program demonstrates what a force is, its relation to energy, the different types of forces and how they affect the motion and shape of objects.

Paul Andersen introduces forces, motion, and Newton's three laws in this video. He begins by describing forces as pushes or pulls on objects that produce motion. A lack of motion results from a balanced set of forces. Bozeman Science, USA.


The video examines weight, force, mass and gravity. FuseSchool - Global Education

Watch this video to understand the concepts of mass and weight!

Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton’s three laws of motion are fundamental to many aspects of physics, including collisions. This clip covers the laws, explaining each and looking at how they apply to different examples of collisions. Calculations involving force, mass, acceleration and stopping time are applied to various scenarios.

This video defines inertia for students, demonstrates it in action, and looks at how Newton's First Law of Motion explains inertia.

Inertia is the resistance to a change in motion. So an object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion remains in motion with the same velocity unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. FuseSchool - Global Education

Distance & Displacement

Discusses the difference between distance and displacement and look at examples of what distinguishes them from one another in both one and two dimension. GPB Education. Note velocity direction is often referenced in terms of compass points (e.g north, south, east, west) as well as left or right.

Acceleration, Speed and Velocity

The rate of change in the velocity of a body with respect to time is called acceleration. Depending upon the change in velocity, the acceleration in a body can be positive, negative, uniform, non-uniform, or zero.

Porsche test track is the venue to learn about the difference between speed and velocity. Different types of velocity are explored and we investigate how to find information from a position versus time graph. GPB Education. Note velocity direction is often referenced in terms of compass points (e.g north, south, east, west) as well as left or right.


Magnets are objects with magnetic properties. They have two poles, called north and south, and they interact with other magnets and metals such as iron. They act over a distance. Science Bits

Designing Experiments