Introduce static electricity
with quick demonstrations; try out a team activity
to get paper bits to jump under a variety of conditions; make a piece of string lift from the table. Great activities that have students practicing being part of a team, managing materials, and recording data.
I recorded a video
to give you a quick overview of the lessons and created simple videos
you can use to preview or review activities. A student essay
has been saved with three reading levels in English and two in Spanish. Students who benefit from listening to the text can use the recordings
included with your purchase.
A variety of team activities and performance assessments
are included to assess student understanding.
The activities use materials* that you can collect locally.
This lesson supports NGSS 3-PS2-1•, 3-PS2-2º, 3-PS2-3♦.
It’s part of a series about physics units including: forces
, pushes and pulls
, air and water pressure
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* Materials List: materials to make mobiles, a pencil, index cards, paper clips, small jars, a file folder, tape, pennies
• 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.
º 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.
♦ 3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two
objects not in contact with each other.