Reflection: Trust and Respect The Force of Air - Section 3: Investigation


In these types of investigations, it is equally important to me that my students get an opportunity to experience what it feels like to 'be' a scientist and learn the content. In this particular lesson, my students have lots of opportunities to learn about the force of air by blowing on different objects and then discussing it at the end of the lesson. In this clip, one of my students explains his investigation. I probe him with some questions and leave him alone to continue his important discoveries, although his answers do not make complete sense to me I can see from his confidence that they do, to him. This is important, too! He is developing his sense of becoming a scientist, and developing the language to explain what he is discovering is part of that process!

  Trust and Respect: Students as Scientists
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The Force of Air

Unit 11: Forces and Motion: Magnets and Unseen Forces
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT describe the force of air.

Big Idea: Air can wreak havoc with windstorms and erosion, so let's experiment with it!

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Science, First Grade, 1.P.1.2 Explain how some forces (pushes and pulls) can be used to make things move without touching them, such as magnets. , Forces, Magnets
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