Force and Motion Activities Gravity Energy Passages Worksheets 3rd 4th 5th Grade

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Force and Motion was a fun unit filled with many new discoveries. I used this resource to supplement the unit and will also use parts of it for EOG practice
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Force and Motion is an engaging, fun-filled unit that lets students explore the fascinating world of physics! This unit covers topics such as friction, gravity, mass, magnetism, electromagnetism, and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Students will explore the science behind forces and motions through reading passages, comprehension activities, and vocabulary. Students will learn about Sir Isaac Newton, the mastermind behind the Laws of Motion, and Elijah McCoy, who invented the first automatic lubricator.

With information about:

  • Force
  • Force on an object
  • Friction
  • Speed & Acceleration
  • Gravity
  • Laws of Motion
  • Mass
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism

Students will meet two famous scientists:

  • Isaac Newton
  • Elijah McCoy

This unit includes interactive activities:

  • Pacing Guide
  • Video Links shared on YouTube
  • Vocabulary Posters
  • Vocabulary Flip Flaps
  • Force Comprehension Organizers (4)
  • Biography Organizers (2)
  • Force Mystery Flaps
  • Unit Test with Answer Key
  • Unit Test (Easel Assessment)
  • 6-page Force and Motion Flip Book
  • Spotlight on Vocabulary

Your students will love these creative activities to learn about Force and Motion!

There are three main activities:


Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use them as a center activity. These posters make an attractive bulletin board in a snap!


Have students read the passages about force, motion, gravity, mass, speed and acceleration, friction, magnetism, and electromagnetism. Have students complete the comprehension and connection questions and organizers.

There are two character studies for students to read about and meet Sir Isaac Newton and Elijah McCoy. There are also biography organizers to do additional research on these two scientists. You could have students work with a partner, in small groups, or even as a center/station activity.


Have students complete the student activities like graphic organizers, mystery flaps, cloze passage, and a flipbook. Students can build the flipbook page by page. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the flip-up pages. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flipbooks can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12x18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. Examples of an electric force could include the force on hair from an electrically charged balloon and the electrical forces between a charged rod and pieces of paper; examples of a magnetic force could include the force between two permanent magnets, the force between an electromagnet and steel paperclips, and the force exerted by one magnet versus the force exerted by two magnets. Examples of cause and effect relationships could include how the distance between objects affects strength of the force and how the orientation of magnets affects the direction of the magnetic force. Assessment is limited to forces produced by objects that can be manipulated by students, and electrical interactions are limited to static electricity.
Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. “Down” is a local description of the direction that points toward the center of the spherical Earth. Assessment does not include mathematical representation of gravitational force.


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