Newton's first law of motion


Newton’s first law states that if a body is at rest or moving at a constant speed in a straight line, it will remain at rest or keep moving in a straight line at constant speed unless it is acted upon by an unbalanced force. In fact, in classical Newtonian mechanics, there is no important distinction between rest and uniform motion in a straight line; they may be regarded as the same state of motion seen by different observers, one moving at the same velocity as the particle and the other moving at constant velocity with respect to the particles.

see the diagram below.



Please watch the video below to help you understand the importance of newton's 1st law of motion when it comes to road safety.

For this task, you have to write 2 paragraphs:

  1. Explain the importance of newton's first.
  2. Discuss the importance of wearing a seat belt inside the car, taking into consideration the law of inertia.





  1. Work individually.
  2. Make sure you write in essay form.
  3. late submission will not be recorded.



See the rubric below to guide you to your completion of your task as it is going to be used to mark.


1 points


2 pointts


3 points

Application of Knowledge



The student does not apply Newton's 1st Law or does not apply it correctly to the question.


The student applies Newton's 1st Law but does not throughly explain the relationship between the 1st Law of Motion and road safety.


The student correctly applies Newtons 1st Law of Motion to the question and throughly explains the relationship between the 1st Law of motion and road safety

Requirements of Assignment



The student did not write the paragraphs.


A student wrote brief paragraphs that were missing the important parts


The student wrote fullparagraps and submitted on time.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar



The student makes numerous errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Students may use fragments to answer question.


The student makes one or two errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar. Student uses complete sentences to answer question.


The student makes no errors in spelling punctuation and grammar. Student uses complete sentences to answer question.


The task is out of 18 and it is due on the 12th September 2021 no late submissions will be accepted.


good luck.

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