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STEM Balloon Rocket Lesson on Force and Motion

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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10 pages
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This lesson plan includes an inquiry based lesson that is hands-on and engaging.
This lesson will have students beginning to discover the laws of motion and they will also practice important STEM engineering skills of design and redesign, testing and refining a product. Students will have the opportunity to use scientific practices of asking questions and defining problems. . Students will record findings in the worksheets and fold provided. These can be used in an interactive notebook or indepently.
It is aligned with NGSS 3rd grade NGSS 3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
NGSS 3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

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This lesson connects to common core standards W3.2 a, b and d.

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