Force and Motion
We are now entering into our new Science unit: Force and Motion! The students will be learning and making their own simple machine projects in STEM and getting real experience with force and motion at our field trip to the roller rink! Your students will be planning and carrying out investigations regarding force and motion that go along with our standards below.
S4P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the relationship between balanced and unbalanced forces.
a. Plan and carry out an investigation on the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object and communicate the results.
b. Construct an argument to support the claim that gravitational force affects the motion of an object.
c. Ask questions to identify and explain the uses of simple machines (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and screw) and how forces are changed when simple machines are used to complete tasks. (Clarification statement: The use of mathematical formulas is not expected.)