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?

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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



Resources


Science Court Gravity

Science Court Gravity Lesson Resources



Motion (Bill Nye the Science Guy)


Bill Nye (Gravity)

Force and Energy (Genius)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD7a1EWjsTc

Force

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