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Fifth graders are introduced to Newton's First Law of Motion. In groups, they describe the differences between balanced and unbalanced forces. They participate in experiments that demonstrate how equal and opposite forces act upon different objects. To end the lesson, they diagram the direction of forces on the objects.

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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary