Investigating Inertia and Gravity: Experiment on the Laws of Motion

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th
Common Core Standards
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Investigate inertia and gravity in this hands on investigation for 3rd, 4th, 5th graders. Correlates to the *Next Generation Science Standards 3rd grade benchmark for Forces and Interactions. Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question:

Does the size of the can opening affect the number of pennies that fall into the can?

Teachers will love its' ease of use, simple materials, and watching students get excited about science. Students will love uncovering the magic of the laws of motion.

Students will:
*Brainstorm what they know about the topic.
*Write a hypothesis.
*Record detail observations.
*Create a bar graph of their averages.
*Summarize their data and make a conclusion.
*Explain Inertia and gravity
*Create their own demonstration of inertia.

Included in 18 page digital download:
*Correlation to the 3rd Grade *Next Generation Science Standards
*Background information for teacher with tips.
*7 Page investigation journal using the scientific method
*Multiple choice and short answer assessment
*Create your own demonstration worksheet
*Answer Key
*Scoring Rubric

Supplies for Investigation
6oz. tomato can
14.5oz can
30 oz. can
Pennies
scissors
cardboard
ruler

Also coordinates:

Inertia Exploration Task Cards
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Inertia-Exploration-Task-Cards-Discover-the-1st-Law-of-Motion-1881737

Penny Drop: Investigating Push and Pull
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Penny-Drop-Investigating-Push-and-Pull-869657

Great for a homeschool, classrooms, scouts, end of year activities, and more.


Yours in Science,

Kimberly Scott

All parts are copyrighted. Please see terms of use in download.


Penny Drop Challenge by Kimberly Scott Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Total Pages
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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 hours

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Investigating Inertia and Gravity:  Experiment on the Laws
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Investigating Inertia and Gravity:  Experiment on the Laws
Investigating Inertia and Gravity:  Experiment on the Laws
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