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Gravity and Mass: Making an Argument From Evidence NGSS MS-PS2-4

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Learning Objective

Students will learn that gravity is a force that attracts and it is influenced by mass and distance.

Description

Parts of this Can be used as a Distance Learning Packet. Gravity and Mass Unit for Middle School: Students will learn that gravity is a force that attracts and it is influenced by mass and distance of interacting objects. Students will construct arguments based on evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects in the MS NGSS and Utah SEEd 7th Grade resource.

This resource aligns with NGSS Middle School Standard

MS-PS2-4.

Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

And also Utah SEEd

Standard 7.1.5 

Engaging in argument from evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions within a system are attractive and dependent upon the masses of interacting objects.

The unit begins with a slide show on Gravity.  Students take notes in a strategic note taking guide. This unit goes on to have graphing activities, an article to read, QR code research, and making arguments from evidence gathered. This unit includes word wall words to enhance instruction.

This resource includes interactive notebook inserts, informational text passages, response pages, and more.  

Students will use the following Science and Engineering Practices in this resource:

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems.
  • Developing and Using Models.
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations.
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data.
  • Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking.
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions.
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence.
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.

This resource also comes with an assessment in the form of a multiple-choice quiz.  Answer keys are included in this resource!

Science concepts include:

Gravity

Gravitational acceleration

Gravity and Mass

Gravity and Distance

Inertia

Orbits

Gravity in the solar system

Gravity is a force of attraction

Want to know more about teaching about Gravity and Mass?

Created by Lynda R. Williams

Teaching Science With Lynda

If you have questions about my resources please contact me at lywilliams1@gmail.com

Please view some of my other resources for middle school science.

Static Electric and Magnetic Fields NGSS MS-PS2-3 and MS-PS2-5 and Utah SEEd 7th

Middle School Force and Motion Unit NGSS MS-PS2-1 and MS-PS2-2 and Utah SEEd

Total Pages
65 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

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NGSSMS-PS2-4
Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects. Examples of evidence for arguments could include data generated from simulations or digital tools; and charts displaying mass, strength of interaction, distance from the Sun, and orbital periods of objects within the solar system. Assessment does not include Newton’s Law of Gravitation or Kepler’s Laws.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

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