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Keywords: Multi-Media Production, Newton's Three Laws of Motion, Flip Video
Subject(s): Grammar, Spelling, English/Language Arts, Information Skills, Reading, Writing, Video, Science, Math, Physics
Grades 7 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Mesa Middle School, Castle Rock, CO
Planned By: Anthony LaCombe
Original Author: Anthony LaCombe, Castle Rock
Eighth grade science students will be presented with a scenario in which they have to convince a profit focused employer to sell products driven/inspired by Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. This boss has seen previous attempts go awry, so each team of students must convince the boss via a commercial that their product is scientifically sound and potentially profitable. Each team or group must make a product, describe how it uses one or all three of Newton’s Laws, create an advertising campaign, film their commercial using Flip Cameras, edit their footage, and present their commercial.
Most of the video processing tools such as iMovie software is already owned and loaded on all building computers. We just do not have enough cameras to film what we would like to do with an entire class involved.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Since Mesa Middle School is in the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) recognized school, most lessons involve all disciplines and the library media center in their planning and delivery.
Any videos we create from this lesson will be downloaded and shared on TeacherTube and to our larger district Digital Educator Program.
Materials: Ports and Hubs, Bags and Cases, Headsets, Keyboards, Power, Computer Accessories, Flash/USB Drives, Video Tools, Flip Video, LCD Monitors, Large Pro Monitors, Mice