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Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

 
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Which One Is the Fastest?-A Continuing Investigation of Speed

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In the previous lesson, students had exposure to conducting a simple investigation. Now the students will take this investigation one step further by comparing the speeds of several vehicles.

 
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Force: Push or Pull

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Force and Motion
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Force and Motion
Kasie Hamman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Pushing or pulling makes things move, even on the playground!

 
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Sink or Float - An Introduction to Buoyancy and Density

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Sink or Swim
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Sink or Swim
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students will be introduced to the basics of buoyancy in this hands-on, interactive lesson.

 
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What is a Scientist?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Getting Started (Frontloading Science)
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Getting Started (Frontloading Science)
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Many kids have no prior exposure or understanding of science before entering kindergarten. This lesson introduces the concept of science and provides a basic understanding of what the life of a scientist is like.

 
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Stop It!-Exploring Forces on Moving Objects

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This unit has allowed the students to explore objects in motion. Now it's time to figure out how to make them stop!

 
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Introduction to Force and Motion

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Force and Motion
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Force and Motion
Kasie Hamman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Kindergarteners learn that force and motion are all around them!

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A Change of Direction-Exploring the Impact of Forces

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this unit, students have been exploring speed and force. Now they get the opportunity to conduct an experiment to better understand how forces work.

 
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Which One Is Faster?- An Introductory Investigation of Speed

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this unit, students have been exploring the speed of animals. Now, this exploration of speed switches to non-living things as the students compare the speeds of toy cars.

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That's Heavy!-How Does Weight Impact Speed

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students have been comparing the speed of different toy cars, now they get a chance to see how weight impacts the speed of these vehicles.

 
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Turn, Turn, Turn-A Simple Assessment

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The students have been exploring all different aspects of movement, including pushes from outside forces. Now they will apply this knowledge in a fun assessment activity.

 
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Off to the Races-Applying What We Know About Movement

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Fast or Slow
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The students have been fun exploring movement and speed. Now it's time for them to have fun applying this knowledge in a friendly race.

 
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Why Did the Titanic Sink?-Applying the Concept of Density

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Sink or Swim
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Sink or Swim
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The story of the Titanic is one that interests and captivates students. This lesson expands students understanding of density as they learn the "why" behind the Titanic sinking.

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Motion

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Force and Motion
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Force and Motion
Kasie Hamman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students cause a commotion around the classroom learning about motion in centers!

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Sinking and Floating Along

Kindergarten Science » Unit: What WOOD you do?
Kindergarten Science » Unit: What WOOD you do?
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Children often misunderstand what causes an item to sink or float. This lesson lets them experience placing a variety of objects in water and identify what characteristics the objects have in common.

 
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Let's Have a Ball!-Size vs. Density

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Sink or Swim
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Sink or Swim
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students often hold the misconception that since something is large, it will sink. The hands-on investigation allows students to explore this concept.

 
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