Essential Information

Royal Observatory
Key Stage Key Stage 4
School Subject Astronomy, Maths, Science
Resource Type Classroom activity

A classroom activity that uses mathematics to reinforce learning about resultant forces and acceleration. Accompanies the video ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’.

Join our Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they go on an epic journey to find out how Newton's Laws of Motion work in space, then try it yourself!


*Note: There are two worksheets available on this page depending on which level your students are working to. The worksheet marked (F) has more guidance when it comes to the maths, and does not use any scientific notation, while the worksheet marked (H) does.