This science unit includes lesson plans, hands-on investigations, & vocabulary activities for forces & interactions (pushes & pulls). It is aligned to NGSS and integrates science and engineering practices, cross-cutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and performance expectations.
•3 Engaging, Inquiry based Launch lessons
•2 Vocabulary and Cross-Cutting Concept lessons
•6 hands-on 3-day investigations
•science notebook pages
•2 rubrics integrating 3 components of NGSS to evaluate student work
•2 Assessment checklists integrating 3 components of NGSS
Materials needed for Investigations in Phase 2:
•small ball (marble, foam ball, tennis ball, etc.) OR
•basket and string OR
•plastic cup and straw
Materials needed for Challenges in Phase 3:
•small ball (marble, foam ball, tennis ball, ping pong ball, etc.)
•materials for a ramp (small white board, hardcover book, piece of cardboard)
•connecting cubes to measure
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