Possible Ideas

Possible Introduction:
  • Have students visit a minimum of 3 sites and record 2 facts they learned from each site to share in class.
  • Have students watch Bill Nye video and come with at least 2 questions they have?
  • Have students throw a paper airplane, a nerf ball, a kleenex... (or whatever). May want different groups throwing different objects. They get 3 throws. Record observations, predictions, and hypothesis'. The can video tape their work for an electrornic science notebook. Students will also need to record distance traveled, speed. (possibly graph) as a whole group.
  • Present the question "How would a rock move in space and what makes you think that? How would a rock move in water? What makes you think that?


Ideas to consider:

  • Consider the Olympics Choose one sport and describe what that athlete would need to know about Force and Motion? How does Newton's 3 Laws of Motion effect the athletes performance. If you were their trainer, what advise would you give to enhance their performance?
  • Have students apply force and motion concepts to:
    • seat belts
    • rockets
    • riding a bike
    • sports (baseball, hockey, skating, swimming, high jump, shot put...)
    • skydiver
    • playground slides, swings
  • Have students go around and take a picture of something representing motion in ScreenChomp. Narrate while diagramming the force and motion aspects.
  • Create a class glossary


Science Court Gravity

Science Court Gravity Lesson Resources

Motion (Bill Nye the Science Guy)

Bill Nye (Gravity)

Force and Energy (Genius)


Force, Motion, and Friction Simulation
Forces and Motion
Click to Run

Forces in Action (what can you do to this roller coaster?

3 Laws of Motion
Newton's Laws

Forces and Motion Vocabulary

Newton's First Law

Newton's Second Law

Newton's Third Law

Dr. Skateboard and Newtons 3 Laws of Motion

Dr. Skateboard and Motion (Point of Reference)

Roller Coasters

Things to Consider When Making A Making a Roller Coaster

Baseball (friction, force, angle, energy)

Marshmallow experiment