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_____________________________________________ Pennsylvania Academic Standard(s) addressed during this lesson: (Provide Standard number and statement)
3.2.10. B1. Analyze the relationships among the net forces acting on a body, and the mass of the body, and the resulting acceleration using Newton’s Second Law of Motion. Apply Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation to the forces between two objects. Use Newton’s Third Law to explain forces as interactions between bodies.

Lesson Objective(s) (Stated in observable and measurable terms) The students will be able to… 1. Use Photostory to create a 30 second slide show of photos, text, and music to introduce Isaac Newton. 2. Be able to state important facts and dates from Newton’s life. Assessment Plan (What will be done to determine if lesson objectives have been met?) The students will be assessed on their Photostory slide show. The poster will be assessed on content, mechanics, grammar, and attractiveness. The slide show must contain photos, text, and music. Materials: Materials needed include access to a computer. Inclusion Techniques for Students with Special Needs: Students with special needs will have the option to create a story board on paper first using an outline provided by the teacher. This will help the student to sort out their ideas

before working with the computer program. Enrichment Techniques: Students will be challenged to create use aspects of Photostory not required by the teacher. Lesson Differentiation (What modifications/accommodations will be made to ensure that ALL students have access to and are able to participate in the lesson): Students with fine motor skills or other learning disabilities may have the option to create their poster using a story board on paper. This should be used only to allow all students entry into the lesson. Once the students have their ideas/thoughts on paper, a teacher or paraprofessional will aid the student in creating their Photostory slide show. Lesson Presentation Introduction/Motivational Activities/Anticipatory Set: The teacher will present their Photostory. Ask the students to write down three eyecatching details. Share some of the students’ responses. This should lead into a discussion about what the student slide shows should look like and teacher expectations. Detailed Teaching Sequence: (Provide sufficient detail that would enable a substitute to effectively present this lesson. Bulleted statements are preferred) • • • • • Share teacher slide show Discuss elements of teacher slide show Discuss expectations of student slide show (Use Rubric) Allow students time to explore Photostory Instruct students to create slide show on the history of Isaac Newton

Guided Practice/Independent Practice/Assessment Activities Students will create Photostory on the history of Isaac Newton and the Three Laws of Motion. This is an introductory activity. The students should state important facts about Newton such as birth and death date, schooling, career, and any other important or interesting facts. The slide show should be creative, original, contain no grammatical errors, and be visually appealing. Closure: Students’ slide shows will be presented on the projector in class. After their slide show is presented, students can ask the presenter any questions either about Newton or Photostory.

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