This resource covers the standard NGSS 3-PS2-1. It includes TWO hands-on lessons using easy to gather household materials. This resources also includes follow up pages and interactive notebook flaps. This resource also includes a nonfiction article for a close reading activity.
3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
Science and Engineering Practices Used:
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Also available as part of a unit STEM Force and Motion Unit NGSS 3-PS2-1 and 3-PS2-2
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