Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors that affect the motion of an object through a study of Newton's Laws of Motion.
Motions, Forces, and Energy
Gravity is a force that draws objects to Earth. This force acting on an object near Earth's surface pulls that object toward the planet's center. The motion of an object can be described in terms of its position, direction, and speed. Multiple factors determine the rate and motion of an object. Other than Earth, any celestial objects will exert varying gravitational pulls on other objects according to their mass and density.