Force and Motion Third Grade Science Unit NGSS | DIGITAL

Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
3rd, Homeschool
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300+ Google Slides & Forms
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This resource is a digital forces & motion science unit for third grade. These highly engaging lessons, activities, assessments, and interactive games are ready to use and ideal for virtual learning or independent practice in the classroom. Each high-interest lesson slide is narrated so students can click and listen to the slide being read aloud. This resource is a digital version of the student activities only from the Forces & Motion Third Grade Science Unit and is intended as an add-on or extension.

Click here to see the complete, printable Forces & Motion science unit. Click here for the Forces & Motion Bundle.

*PLEASE NOTE: This resource is a digital companion to the printable Forces & Motion unit for 3rd grade. It includes Google Slides and Google Forms versions of the student activities and assessments in the main unit. It is not the complete Forces & Motion unit and does not include the lesson plans, printable materials, science experiments, labs, or teacher binder.

All activities in this resource are on Google Slides. Many have moveable pieces. The download is a clickable PDF with links to the 30 included resources, plus directions for how to use them with students and assign them in Google Classroom. When you click each link, it will automatically make a copy for you to save to your Google Drive.


6 Audio narrated lessons in a 120 Google Slide presentation

Digital journal activities for each lesson

5 Self grading quizzes in multiple choice and short response format (Google Forms)

Culminating unit test & answer keys

4 Interactive literacy and math-based science centers to reinforce science content and practice these skills:

· Applying Vocabulary

· Cause & Effect

· Visual Literacy

· Solving math word problems


Lesson 1.1 Position and Motion

Lesson 1.2 Measuring Motion

Lesson 2.1 Patterns of Motion

Lesson 2.2 Patterns Can Change

Lesson 3.1 Forces and Motion

Lesson 3.2 Contact & Noncontact Forces

Lesson 4.1 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Lesson 4.2 Combined Forces

Lesson 4.3 Measuring Force

Lesson 4.4 the Floating Train

Lesson 5.1 Exploring Electricity

Lesson 5.2 Static Electricity

Lesson 5.3 Determining the Strength of a Force

Lesson 6.1 Magnets and Magnetism

Lesson 6.2 Magnetic Fields

Lesson 6.3 Electromagnets

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets. Examples of problems could include constructing a latch to keep a door shut and creating a device to keep two moving objects from touching each other.
Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. Examples of motion 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. Assessment does not include technical terms such as period and frequency.
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.
Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, a statistical package, or dynamic geometry software. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. For example, mathematically proficient high school students analyze graphs of functions and solutions generated using a graphing calculator. They detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge. When making mathematical models, they know that technology can enable them to visualize the results of varying assumptions, explore consequences, and compare predictions with data. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.


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