Students listen to a teacher read aloud of John Sandford's, The Gravity Company. They walk around the school observing and recording examples of the different types forces that they see.
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Simple Machines Make Things Go
Trying to plan a physical science unit on forces and motion? Make your work a little easier with this comprehensive collection of simple machines resources. Offering a wide variety worksheets, activities, and projects, these materials...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Machines: Take a Load Off
How does using a tool affect the amount of energy required to do work? is the driving question of an inquiry based lesson that guides scholars through the investigation of how energy relates to the purpose of different simple machines.
2nd - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Can We Lose? What Do We Lose as we Gain Force With A Lever?
Third graders view a demonstration of a teeter totter as a basis for assessing pre-knowledge of a lever. They create a KwL chart. Students work in small groups to conduct a variety of experiments. The first requires students to tie books...