Forces & Interactions {aligns to NGSS 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4}

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This third grade unit on forces and interactions aligns to NGSS* standards 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4. Are you struggling to find materials to use for your third grade NGSS lessons? This unit include so many activities and resources that you can use! There are mini books, vocabulary, posters, hands on activities, non-fiction passages, practice pages and so much more!

It covers four topics:

•Balanced & Unbalanced Forces

•Patterns in Motion

•Electric & Magnetic Interactions

•Magnetic Solutions to Problems

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NGSS3-PS2-4
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.
NGSS3-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. 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.
NGSS3-PS2-3
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.
NGSS3-PS2-1
Plan and conduct an investigation to 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 can make it start moving; and, balanced forces pushing on a box from both sides will not produce any motion at all. Assessment is limited to one variable at a time: number, size, or direction of forces. Assessment does not include quantitative force size, only qualitative and relative. Assessment is limited to gravity being addressed as a force that pulls objects down.

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