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Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

 
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Newton's Second and Third Laws of Motion: Bumper Boats Investigation

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Collisions of "bumper boats" are a fun way to explore Newton's 2nd and 3rd Laws.

 
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Newton's Laws of Motion Simulation Investigation

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Simulations provide experiences that are difficult to replicate in the lab and help students explore how forces change the motion of objects.

 
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Newton's Laws Graffiti

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Newton's Laws help us explain and predict the motion of objects - explore the laws through research, demonstrations and art!

 
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All New-Tons Of Fun Lab Stations: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to get your students excited about literacy? This lesson provides an exciting context to work on scientific reading, writing, speaking, and designing. Students complete fun labs and discussion protocols with Gaussian Guns and Mystery Crashes!

 
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Float-a-Boat: Introduction to Scientific Inquiry and Design (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Welcome to the water park! In this lesson, we begin our Float-a-Boat journey as students create a “lazy river” boat design that will hold the most passengers.

 
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The Wagon and The Ball

8th Grade Science » Unit: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
8th Grade Science » Unit: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore a situation that may be familiar from childhood — what happens to a ball sitting in a wagon when the wagon moves? Simple? Not necessarily.

 
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Newton's First Law: Inertia Kills Investigation

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Spinning eggs! Tablecloth magic tricks! Newton's first law of motion can explain it all!

 
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Forces and Motion Assessment Review

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assessment is a snapshot of what students know now. What happens if the picture is out of focus?

 
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Forces and Motion Assessment Choices

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
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Assessment is a critical part of learning - figuring out what we know and don't know is best done when the assessment tool measures our understanding accurately.

 
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Car and Ramp - Student Practice

8th Grade Science » Unit: Motion
8th Grade Science » Unit: Motion
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Collecting data to calculate velocity and acceleration can be intimidating for young scientists. This activity is designed as a practice session using the equipment prior to collecting data to calculate velocity and acceleration.

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Speed Demon Investigation (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Our class mascot, Bob, wants to get to a local water park. Can you help him?

 
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Rockets: Research and Design Proposals

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's not rocket science.....oh wait, it is! Students use the design process to create a water powered bottle rocket that can launch hundreds of feet into the air!

 
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Weighed Down Investigation

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Gravity pulls us down, but how is it that we all accelerate at the same rate? Students try to prove it in this investigation.

 
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Motion of the Ocean (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What does it mean to move? Students use diagrams, calculations and graphs and data tables to explore motion of objects.

 
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Float-a-Boat: Introduction to Scientific Inquiry and Design (Part 2/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Welcome to the water park! Students will create a “lazy river” boat from aluminum foil that will hold the most passengers.

 
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