In this science station, students set up and run a balloon race to investigate the attributes of force. Students then answer questions about the investigation within their science journal or on the provided worksheets.
This station is also available in a larger bundle of 8 stations at a discount of 35%. Instead of paying $2, you only pay $1.50 per station for 8 stations on Force & Motion
Each station includes four different ways to respond to the experience at the station: short answer questions, fill-in the blank questions, task cards with short answers, task cards with multiple choice. All the variations are similar to one another. Choose the format that best fits your classroom and students. Students are encouraged to use their science journal, but worksheets are included as well.
Information about the full bundle:
Force & Motion Science Stations for Third Grade Next Generation Science Standards
include 8 different science stations where students can deepen their understanding of how animals interact with each other. The focus is on NGSS 3-PS2.A and include concepts such as force (push and pull), surface types and speed.
- Students watch a video about force and answer questions.
- Students interact with a video game that runs a car along different surfaced. They then respond to questions about their experience.
- Students investigate how a balloon moved based on the size of the balloon and answer questions about it.
- Students draw a diagram of a slide with certain specifications, label their diagram and answer questions about it.
- Students read a passage and answer questions about push and pull forces.
- Students model how to create a bigger force and answer questions about their model.
- Students explore how a pinwheel moves and answer questions about it.
- Students sort push and pull forces and explain their reasoning.
***Purchase all Third Grade Science Stations together in one large BUNDLE***
Some stations include two or more activity choices and extension activities.
Each station is designed to last about 15-20 minutes. Students may do one a day for 8 days, 2 a day for two days, or any format that works for your classroom.
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