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

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    Force and Motion Unit. This is a complete integrated unit for 3rd grade force and motion! Students will learn about balanced and unbalanced forces, objects in motion and more. This resource is full of hands-on inquiry based lesson plans, response pages and recording sheets, nonfiction passages for Close Reading aligned with 3rd Grade. Students will learn about force and motion, balanced and unbalanced forces, look at patterns of movement, and more.

    Aligned with

    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.

    3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and

    constraints on materials, time, or cost.

    3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the

    criteria and constraints of the problem.

    3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify

    aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

    This resource also addresses standards for Utah SEEd.

    Utah SEEd 3.3.1 Plan and carry out investigations that provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. Examples could include an unbalanced force on one side of a ball causing it to move and balanced forces pushing on a box from both sides producing no movement. Emphasize using fair tests by changing only one variable at a me.

    Utah SEEd 3.3.2

    Analyze data from observations and measurements of an object’s moon to identify patterns that can be used to predict future moon. Examples of moon with a predictable pattern could include a child swinging in a swing, a ball rolling back and forth in a bowl, and two children on a see-saw.

    Science concepts include:

    Forces and motion

    Balanced and unbalanced forces

    Objects in motion

    Newton's Three Laws of Motion







    Recording data


    Collecting Evidence

    Making predictions

    Planning an investigation

    Push and Pull



    Engineering and Design

    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

    The following resources are included in this unit:

    Roller Coaster and Ball Launcher 3rd Grade 3-PS2-1 AND 3-PS2=2

    STEM Balloon Rocket Lesson

    Push and Pull With Magnets Lesson

    Newton’s Three Laws of Motion

    Balanced and Unbalanced Forces NGSS 3-PS2-1

    Third Grade Objects In Motion 3-PS2-2

    ****Please note this resource only covers Force and Motion and does not cover the standards on Magnets. If you want a resource with all the physical standards for NGSS 3rd grade see

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

    This unit on force and motion is also included in a larger 3rd grade bundle

    3rd Grade Science Lesson Bundle at 20% Savings

    Please view some of my other resources for science:

    Life Cycle of a Rabbit Close Reading Passage With Interactive Notebook Flaps

    Close Reading Life cycle of a Butterfly With Interactive Notebook Inserts

    Properties of Water Unit

    Total Pages
    161 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    2 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
    Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
    Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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