Although this unit is based off 3rd grade Science Standards it could be altered for lower and upper grades.
In this unit science standards 3-PS2-1 and 3-PS2-2 are covered by allowing students to discover how force and motion work using phenomena and hands-on discovery learning. It is very important when teaching the NGSS that we allow students to investigate, question, and hypothesis along the way. Newton’s Laws are never mentioned until the end. WHY? The important part of the student’s learning is not knowing the correct label, but why it’s happening. This unit gets students exploring the phenomena, investigate through labs, and a performance task assessment which will give you an accurate picture if your students have mastered the standards.
The labs are cost efficient, easy set-up and are made to be student led!
The unit includes a layout of how to introduce the phenomena, phenomena discussion sheets, 5 labs sheets, performance task, and a graphic organizer. It also includes links for all the resources you will need and materials list.