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Forces and Motion: A Science Unit for Kids!

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Get ready for FUN with my largest, most hands-on science unit yet! This force and motion unit is JAM-PACKED with engaging science experiments, learning stations, games, printables, songs/poems, an assessment, 12 colorful learning posters, coordinating vocabulary cards, and so much more!! It contains a unique student Motion Mission notebook with six experiments that will have your students critically thinking about science concepts, cause and effect, and connections to their everyday world.

The unit builds on your students' natural curiosity with tons of motion activities that explore force, energy, work, friction, push and pull, directional language, critical thinking skills, roll and slide concepts, and speed! Your students will use familiar, kid-friendly materials and places such as the playground and their school to learn the basic concepts of force and motion.

Each experiment and activity includes easy to follow, detailed teacher descriptions with an included objective, introduction, and directions. Kid-friendly lab reports are included to provide your little scientists with the ultimate response sheets for learning!

A few activities require the use of some common materials that I was able to easily find in my classroom or purchase all at my local dollar store. (example: marbles)

Download the preview to see everything that is included in this jam-packed, exciting science unit for kids!

This unit would be perfect for first and second grade classrooms, as well as third or fourth grade students who need a hands-on approach to learning about the concepts of motion, energy, force, and friction. There are enough activities in this unit to easily cover two weeks of learning and lessons.

If you enjoyed my States of Matter Unit for Kids or my Weather Unit for Kids learning packs, you will LOVE this unit! :)

Thank you so much for your wonderful support!
Happy Learning,

Christina DeCarbo
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On  October 14, 2013,  Buyer said:
This is a wonderful product that saved to so much time! It aligns wonderfully to Ohio's Science Standards for Force and Motion in the 1st Grade. I planned a week long unit using this, and I didn't even come close to using all of the resources.
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We had a 4 week extended school year with no curriculum this summer. This was a great science unit for my first graders.
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On  September 11, 2013,  Julie R. said:
This is AWESOME! Fabulous activities. Thank you so much!
On  September 15, 2013Miss DeCarbo answered:
Awe thank you SO much!! So happy you all had fun with this unit! :)
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On  August 28, 2013Kayla Phipps (TpT Seller) said:
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On  August 29, 2013Miss DeCarbo answered:
Thanks for the sweet feedback. :) I'm so glad you like it! :)
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On  March 2, 2014angelina cruz (TpT Seller) asked:
Do you think this would be easy for 6th graders?
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On  March 2, 2014Miss DeCarbo answered:
Yes, I think it would be too easy for 6th graders. It was designed for my first and second graders. I would probably not go past third or fourth grade. :) I appreciate you asking and looking at the product! :) -Christina
On  January 1, 2014Les Teaches First (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi! I have purchased this unit for use with my Firsties, and it is amazingly complete! Thanks for all of the hard work and effort that I know went into it. I don't mean to appear critical, but I was wondering if you could fix the directions to the Motion Tune-Up Test by changing "it's" to "its". When I printed off the playground pages, both handwriting lines didn't print off. I only got one and a half. Can you please tell me how to fix that? Thanks again for an amazing unit!
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On  January 1, 2014Miss DeCarbo answered:
Hi Leslie! Thank you SO much for letting me know about that page - I really appreciate it! :) I have fixed the error so you can just reprint that page.

As for the lines, I just reprinted and had someone else reprint the playground page. All looks good and is coming out correctly. Make sure you are using the most updated version of Adobe. You can also contact TpT if you are having technical problems with printing or copy/paste the link below into your browser for help. :)
https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/What-if-my-file-isnt-printing-correctly-c15-a97.html
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On  June 29, 2013,  Buyer asked:
What topics are covered in this Forces and motion unit?
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On  June 29, 2013Miss DeCarbo answered:
Thank you so much for your interest. :) If you read the description and download the free preview, you will see a complete view of the unit and concepts that are covered. :) It will cover friction, push and pull, speed of motion, gravity, direction of motion, energy. It contains tons of experiments that will take your kids through science processes such as making a hypothesis and drawing conclusions. There is a ton packed into this unit! :) I think your students will really enjoy it.
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On  April 9, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Miss DeCarbo, is this Unit aligned to Common Core for 1st? Hopefully YES!
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On  April 9, 2013Miss DeCarbo answered:
Hello :). The Common Core Standards have not been released for science. Math and ELA are the only subjects that have been released to date. You can find more information about CCSS at http://www.corestandards.org/

This unit was based around my own state's standards for first grade (Ohio), It covers general motion and force concepts that are typically found in other states and grade levels. It is definitely appropriate for first graders and first grade science. :)
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Forces and Motion: A Science Unit for Kids!
Forces and Motion: A Science Unit for Kids!
Forces and Motion: A Science Unit for Kids!
Forces and Motion: A Science Unit for Kids!