Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Roller Coaster Lab 3-PS2-1 and 3-PS2-2

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Roller Coaster Lab 3-PS2-1 and 3-PS2-2
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This resource is aligned with two NGSS for 3rd Grade and with NGSS Motion and Stability: Forces and Motion.

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.
3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

This resource is also aligned with Utah Core 3rd grade science Standard 3
Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the object.

This resource includes three hands-on lessons using easy to get an inexpensive materials. The hands-on activities include building a roller coaster, making a ping pong ball launcher and designing an experiment to test and measure an object’s motion.

This resource also includes a slide show on how to design an experiment. A nonfiction article on balanced and unbalanced forces is also included. This article can be used for a CLOSE reading lesson that is included.

There are response pages to go with each experiment and also to go along with the article and slideshow. Interactive notebook flaps are also included.

This resource addresses the following science concepts:

Balanced Forces
Unbalanced Forces
Design Thinking
Looking for Patterns
Making Predictions
Drawing Conclusions
Planning an Investigation

For NGSS 3rd Grade
Next Generation Science Standards

Science and Engineering Practices Students Will Use:

1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
2. Developing and using models
3. Planning and carrying out investigations
4. Analyzing and interpreting data
5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
7. Engaging in argument from evidence
8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

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This resource is also available in several bundles and units:

Complete Physical Science Unit for 3rd Grade NGSS 3-PS-1-4

STEM Force and Motion Unit NGSS 3-PS2-1 and 3-PS2-2

3rd Grade NGSS Science Lesson Bundle SAVE 20%

If you like this resource please see my other resources for third grade:

3rd Grade Complete Life Science Unit

Third Grade Objects In Motion 3-PS2-2

Life Cycle of a Rabbit

Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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