Newton’s Third Law of Motion Lesson Plan



Are you in need of some great action-reaction examples of Newton’s Third Law of Motion?

Do you need a hands-on activity that is low-prep and won’t break the bank?

Searching for some unique supplementals to add to your student’s interactive notebooks or science notes?



 Lesson Plan Template | Content in a Visual Format | Guided Notes | Doodle Notes | Action-Reaction Follow-up Worksheet | Google Slideshow | Teacher Tips | Balloon Rocket Lab with Follow-up Questions | Final Project | Answer Keys | Differentiated Rubrics | Hands-on Learning 

What happens when an unknotted, inflated balloon is released? The balloon flies all over the place! This phenomenon is an example of Newton’s Third Law. Examine action-reaction pairs of forces in real-world situations. Readers will find the examples of action and reaction easy to understand, relate to, and remember. At the end of the comic, there is a fun activity involving balloons and harnessing their “power” to create balloon rockets.

This FULL PACKAGE download includes:

  1. Lesson Plan Template- This maps out all of your teaching options and how you can stretch this one lesson over the course of a whole week.
  2. Google Slideshow Link– Once you download the PDF, you will gain access to a fully animated Google slideshow. Perfect for delivering the content in an engaging manner.
  3. Fully Colored Version– Perfect for projecting on the front board or printing as a poster.
  4. Black and White Version– Easily printable and fun to color! A great addition to interactive notebooks or science journals
  5. Doodle Notes: Guided Notes Version– Fill in the blank! Use as guided reading or guided note-taking tool
  6. Doodle Notes: Draw It! Version– Many words remain, but images are missing. Students take notes and draw the missing aspects.
  7. Action-Reaction Follow-up Worksheet– Students examine illustrated situations and decide what action-reaction pairs are present.
  8. Balloon Rocket Lab- Students demonstrate action-reaction with this low-prep, hands-on activity. The lab includes follow-up questions.
  9. Final Project: Create Your Own Comic– A completely blank comic template. Students can draw vertical lines where they see fit.
  10. Rubrics for Create Your Own- TWO rubrics to aid in grading the comics your students create. Rubrics are differentiated for learning levels.
  11. Answer Key for Guided Notes
  12. Teacher Tips– Tips and instruction ideas for you!
  13. Easel Version– For your students’ Google classroom or learning devices!

Upgrade to the BUNDLE for only $3 more and get…

  • Everything listed above
  • The Balloon Powered Car Challenge with follow-up questions
  • The Catapult Engineering Challenge with follow-up questions


Teach physical science with comics! Students LOVE reading comics. Engage your learners in reading about Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion with these unique, comic-based learning activities.


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