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Author: Greg Westendorf
  1. Explain the importance of Galileo’s experiments with inclined planes as they relate to the motion of objects.

  2. Define the term inertia.

  3. Explain how inertia is observed in our everyday lives.

  4. Use some form of graphic to help the learner visualize inertia at work.

  5. Try to use real world/meaningful examples whenever possible.

  6. Use some means for the learner to check their understanding.

This learning packet should help the learner understand the concept of inertia, its history, and how we experience it in our everyday lives.

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Explanation of inertia

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