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Traveling Bowls

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the relationship between force and motion while conducting an experiment to answer the question,"How do objects move?". In small groups, they predict how many washers are needed to pull a bowl across a finish line.
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What Structural Challenges Do Bridge Builders Face Today?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the process of constructing a bridge. They study the meaning of structural force and draw pictures of examples. Students identify the types of building materials have been used in history to construct bridges and how...
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Gravitational Factors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the forces that affect the weight of an object. In groups, they determine the proper math model which can demonstrate the attraction between two objects based on gravity. They discuss the relationship between the weight...
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Falling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students should describe the path that the motion would take as well as what might begin or stop the motion. The common characteristic of all the motions that students have experienced directly is that one or more forces are acting on...
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What Makes a Kite Fly?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders compare the nature of forces of gravity, lift, thrust, and drag. They select proper materials for making a kite and attach a proper tail. Students interpret and summarize the observations made during the flight of the kites.
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Swinging Observations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students build a pendulum type swinging apparatus and make specific and selective observations using what they know about scientific observations. They look for regularities of movement, patterns, and systemic changes over time.
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Robo Probe Go Carts

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students measure force with a Pasco probe and computer. They build a go cart robot with different motor speeds to determine the force on the go cart as it hits a wall. They compete to see which go cart can produce the greatest force.
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Swinging on a String

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore how pendulums work and why they are useful in everyday applications. In a hands-on activity, they experiment with string length, pendulum weight and angle of release.
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Work Air Does

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a lab observation form predicting how air makes a helicopter and pinwheel work. Constructing their own helicopter, they begin to drop it from various heights. They discuss the force on air and how it affects both objects.
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Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a KWL chart on what they know about air. Reading a poem, they compare published definitions of air with the ones they created. They write the definition of air on a bullentin board. They also write their observations in...
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The Heat is On

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders experiment with heat through investigations. They rub objects together and compare the relative differences in the amount of heat given off. They write in their journals about the results they find.
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Weighing In

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use a Slinky, rubber bands, paper, coins and cups to experiment with weight and its relationship to gravity. They discuss their results and develop a consensus on conclusion statements derived from their experiments.
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Rollin' On

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the effects of gravity on the motion of a marble on an inclined plane and a declined plane. They work in small cooperative groups to predict and explain outcomes.
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Are You Efficiently Pulling Your Weight?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils investigate energy and machines, complete experiments using the inclined plane, and create spreadsheets detailing results.
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Jungle Gym Drop

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students drop a variety of objects from a jungle gym to explore how different shapes, sizes, and masses relate to forces and motion.
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Forces in Action

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students ask questions that can be investigated scientifically. They determine how to plan a fair test by changing one factor while keeping other factors the same, to use measurements to draw conclusions and use scientific knowledge to...
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Weighing In

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate that gravity is a force.
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What is Work?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders, after completing 4 stations, define work. They give 2 examples of what work is and 2 examples of what work is not. They discover that work occurs when force is applied to an object and the object moves or stops.
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Pressure, Force, Muscles and Massage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the pressure exerted on the bottoms of your feet under a variety of circumstances. They apply their understanding of forces and pressures to enhance the relaxation of their lab partner's forearm through the process of...
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Using Graphs to Compare

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use the FoilSim computer simulation program, and demonstrate an understanding of the lift variables by explaining their graphical representations. They demonstrate an understanding of forces and motion.