This is our complete guide to teaching physics through playground slide collisions. This is a top-rated NGSS forces and motion unit which as been used in many districts across the country. Teachers and students alike have enjoyed learning about pushes and pulls, ramps, energy transfer, and gravity. This research-backed unit incorporates three-dimensional learning sequences and focuses on equity and collaborative learning opportunities for all students. The engaging lessons, activities, and experiences allow children to see the science concepts in the world around them.
This unit engages students in sensemaking experiments that allow them to design, build, and test simple machines.
- 11 Learning Experiences
- Extensive Teacher Background Knowledge
- Lesson Tips and Walkthroughs
- Classroom Photographs
- Hands-on Manipulatives and Experiments
- Model Scaffolds
- Data Recording Sheets
- Vocabulary Cards
- Mentor Book List
- Extension Activities
- Classroom Discussion Tips and Tools
- Family Home Connections
This unit was created with kindergarten in mind, but the concepts can be scaled up to 1st and 2nd grade.
This ambitious style of teaching is helping students to further engage with science and to develop the critical skills needed for complex thinking and the sharing of ideas.
This is NOT a collection of printables/worksheets to print and hand to students. If you are truly looking to incorporate the newest science teaching standards, then this unit is for you!
We hope you love the forces and motion unit as much as we do! We have put years of research and work into this unit and would love to share it with more teachers.
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