Standards of Learning: 2010 Science (4.1c, e-l, 4.2); 2009 Math (4.6a, 4.7a, 4.16b)

Why does a skateboard go forward when a foot pushes backward? Why does a body move forward when you hit the brakes? Why is it easier to push a Mini Cooper than a school bus? In Kicking it With Newton, students explore questions like these as they examine the laws of motion in action.  Friction, forces, mass, and gravity all come together as students pull, push, flick and kick their way to a deeper understanding of the laws that govern how things move.