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Weight, Mass, & Gravity

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will explore why an astronaut can jump higher on the Moon than on Earth by researching weight, mass, and gravity.

Day 1: Roller Coaster Research

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will prepare to construct a marble roller coaster by completing background research on roller coasters.

The Sun, Earth, and Moon Relationship

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Out Of This World- A Journey Through Our Solar System

Big Idea:Students will create a model illustrating the movement of the Earth and Moon in relation to the Sun.

Types of Forces

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Motion, Forces and Interactions

Big Idea:Students create a foldable defining the common forces of buoyancy, gravity, magnetism, friction, applied force, and air resistance, and do an activity to experience each force first hand.

Day 1: Parachute Project Introduction

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will use the Engineering Method to generate multiple parachute plans on paper that will safely transport a washer to a targeted area on the ground.

Day 2: Roller Coaster Engineering Challenge

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will learn about the Roller Coaster Engineering Challenge, such as the constraints and criteria for success. Students will also begin building supports for their marble roller coaster model.

The Weight of a Can of Soda Day 1

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will be exploring how the gravitational pull of various celestial bodies in the Solar System can change the weight of a can of soda.

Measuring the Weight & Mass of Pennies

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will be measuring the weight and mass of pennies using a spring scale and a balance scale. Then, students will graph their findings and record observations.

Recreating Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa Investigation

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will use the Scientific Method to test the rates at which a tennis ball and a plastic ball fall to Earth.

Planning an Investigation

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will following the Scientific Method steps to investigate which will fall to the floor at a faster rate: a piece of paper or the same piece of paper crumpled into a ball.

Day 2: Engineering Parachutes

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will construct and test a parachute prototype that will safely transport a washer to a targeted area on the ground.

Egg Drop Engineering Project- Part 1

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:Using the Science and Engineering processes, students will research and design the best way to drop a raw egg. They will design a container to hold the egg that will prevent the egg from breaking.

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Motion, Forces and Interactions

Big Idea:Students determine how their game piece will move based on the force cards provided. All groups that move their piece correctly will end up at the same location on the game card.

Day One of Plaid Pete is Going Down!

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe

Big Idea:What is gravity? Students engage in investigations that lead them to understand the force of gravity on Earth.

Day 7: Roller Coaster Funnels & Half-Pipes

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In this lesson, students will learn how to construct funnels and half-pipes. Then, students will experiment with different ways to successfully attach their tracks, funnels, and half-pipes in their roller coaster prototypes.

5-PS2-1

Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.