This unit begins by explore concepts that have already been taught in lower grades. First to be taught is motion. Motion has a direct relationship with speed; due to that motion is the changing in the position of the object. The speed of an object can be calculated when there is a given distance and time it took for the object to cover the given distance. Science learning statements for the unit include:
Motion is the changing of position of an object.
Point of reference is defined as a point from which movement is
determined and from where it is measured.
Distance is a measurement of how far two points are from one another.
The motion of an object in terms of time and distance can be expressed as its speed.
Speed is equivalent to distance/time.
A graph of motion can be in measured using distance and time
Motion can be measured and represented in terms of speed over a time period.