This 28-page science mini-book was created to help teach the Next Generation Science Standards for 3rd grade in forces and interactions (3-PS2).
It covers the following principles: what is force, different kinds of force, gravity, magnets, contact forces, action-at-a-distance forces, predicting motion, net zero force, balanced vs. unbalanced force, cause and effect. Sir Isaac Newton is briefly introduced.
I made sure to cover everything required in the NGSS for this topic and tried my best to make the material 3rd grade friendly!
Worksheets allow students to match, draw, and sort the different types of forces to demonstrate understanding of the material, as well as observation logs and a scientific sketchbook for simple experiments with force in the classroom. This mini-book also includes a science glossary of important terms.
This document is in a half-page format (two to a page) to save paper and make copying class sets quicker and easier. Enjoy! =)
Be sure to check out my products for the 2nd grade NGSS. More NGSS products are in the works for other grades!