Blueprint Skills

Key:  I=Introduced, D=Developing, M=Mastered, A=Assessed

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Kindergarten Forces and Motion

The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

I

Recognize that objects can move in different directions and at different speeds.

Game Gravity

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Grade 1 Forces and Motion

 

The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

D

Observe and describe how the movement of an object can be changed (e.g., push/pull, fast/slow).

Forces and Movement

Pushes and Pulls

Force

Push and Pull Animation

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/motionforces/

 

I

Recognize objects that are balanced.

Balance and Motion

http://www.mathcats.com/explore/balance/balance.html

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Grade 2 Forces and Motion

The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

D

Recognize that objects fall unless supported.

It’s a Magnet-Song

Our Place in Space Gravity

Gravity

I

Identify materials that are attracted to magnets.

1-33 Magnets

Lesson What objects do magnets attract?

Whiz Kids Magnets

Lesson Magnets

D

Observe how changing the amount of weight affects a balanced system.

Balance

Animals Weigh In

Lesson SeeSaws

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Grade 3 Forces and Motion

 

The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

I

Describe the relationship between the amount of force applied to an object and the distance the object moves.

Forces and Movement

Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/science_10_11.shtml

EdHeads: Simple Machines http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm

A

Identify that an unbalanced force is needed to change the direction of an object.

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/science_5_6.shtml

D

Recognize that objects move differently on different surfaces.

Lessons

Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/science_8_9.shtml

EdHeads: Simple Machines http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm

A

Select how surface characteristics affect the movement of an object.

Friction

Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/science_8_9.shtml

D

Recognize that magnets can move objects without touching them.

A

Select an object that would be attracted by a magnet.

Magnetism

Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/science_7_8.shtml

D

Describe how changing the position of an object affects a balanced system.

Magnetism

A

Identify how weights affect a balanced scale.

Scale Puzzles

Problem Sovling

Rainforest Maths http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/rainforestmaths/RFMD/RFMD.html

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Grade 4 Forces and Motion

The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

A

Recognize the effects of gravity.

Force, Gravity, Friction

http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Science+lab&COOK= 

A

Select factors that have the greatest effect on the motion of an object.

Forces in Action

Rollercoaster Physics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/forces_action.shtml

A

Determine how speed affects distance traveled over time.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L292

A

Recognize simple machines (i.e., inclined plane, lever, and pulley)

Simple Machines

More Simple Machines

Awesome Links for Simple Machines
Simple Machines
http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm

I

Identify factors that affect the amount of friction.

Lesson Friction Flyers

Overcoming Friction

Friction Experiment
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/frictioninourlives

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Grade 5 Forces and Motion

 The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

D

Explain the effect that gravity has on objects found on earth.

Our Place in Space Gravity

http://www.projectshum.org/Gravity/

A

Identify the effect that gravity has on objects found on or near the earth’s surface.
What Does Gravity Do?

D

Explain the relationships among mass, force, and distance traveled.

Free Falling In Space

Forces Lab

http://www.latech.edu/ideaplace/nerc/rockets/newton_car.pdf

http://www.csiro.au/resources/ps20o.html#Experiment2

 

I

Explain the relationship between slope and the amount of force.

Inertia and Momentum

Momentum Game

Skateboard Science

http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/Experiments/momentum.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/3042/java/linear_demo.html?tqskip1=1
http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/index.html

 

A

Determine the effect of slope and friction on the speed of an object.

Design A Roller Coaster

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/forces_action.shtml

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/coaster/

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/activities/friction.shtml

 

D

Explore and explain the use of simple machines.

Find the Simple Machine

Simple Machines Game

Lever III

http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm

http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/science/sciber00/8th/machines/sciber/intro.htm

A

Match simple machines with their uses.

Spotlighting Simple Machines

Find the Simple Machine

Simple Machines in Machines

http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/

http://www.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/spotlight3.html

Edheads Simple Machines: http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm

Simple Machines Learning Site: http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/science/science_lessons/scienceles1/finalhome.htm

Internet Resources:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/activities/forces_action.shtml

Simple Machines

 

 

 

D

Explore and explain how friction affects motion.

Forces of matter quiz

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/frictioninourlives/

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/rulesforces/

 

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Grade 8 Forces and Motion

 The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

D

Determine the speed of an object based on the distance and amount of time traveled.

Lesson Make A Crater

The Marble Ball

D

Differentiate between speed and velocity.

Speed and Velocity

A

Recognize that forces cause changes in speed and/or direction of motion.

Lesson Downhill Race

A

Solve problems pertaining to distance, speed, velocity, and time given illustrations, diagrams, graphs, or scenarios.

Forces

D

Describe how Newton’s three laws of motion explain the movement of objects.

Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law

A

Recognize the relationship between mass, force, and acceleration.

Physics Glossary

Roller Coaster Physics

Acceleration

A

Identify Newton’s three laws of motion and relate the first two laws to the concepts of inertia and momentum.

Newton’s 1st Law

Newton’s 2nd Law

Newton’s 3rd Law

Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion

D

Distinguish between mass and weight.

Create your own rollercoaster

D

Describe the relationship among distance, size, mass, and gravitational force of objects.

Funderstanding Roller Coasters

A

Identify the relationship between the mass of objects, the distance between them, and the amount of gravitational attraction.
Design A Roller Coaster

D

Differentiate among the six types of simple machines and their applications.

A

Identify simple machines.

Find the Simple Machine

A

Choose the most appropriate simple machine to use for a specific task.

Simple Machine Quiz

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Lesson Plans & Activities

Forces and Motion

  1. Forces and Motion Unit
  2. Push or Pull?
  3. Finding the Center of Gravity
  4. Mobile Mania
  5. Slow Down
  6. Rollers and Rockers
  7. Just What We Want!
  8. Directions, Please!
  9. Where's The Energy?
  10. Seeing Double
  11. Building Race Cars
  12. A Complex Solution
  13. Physics of Skateboarding
  14. Force and Motion Thinkquest
  15. Forces and Motion
  16. DigitalBrain Forces and Motion
  17. Forces and Motion Unit Grade 4
  18. Forces and Motion:
  19. Grade 3: Forces, Machines, and Work
  20. Grade 4: Force and Motion
  21. Grade 5: Investigating Motion

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Topics

Forces and Motion

  1. Skateboard Science
  2. Principles of Aeronautics
  3. Forces and Motion
  4. Energy, Forces, and Motion
  5. Physics: Forces and Motion
  6. The Science Spot Physics
  7. Little Shop of Physics
  8. Push Me
  9. Forces, Motion, and Energy
  10. Energy and Tools
Interactive Websites for Students

Forces and Motion

  1. Forces and Motion Quiz
  2. Magnetism
  3. Funderstanding Rollercoaster
  4. Projectile Applet
  5. Design A Rollercoaster
  6. Forces and Motion Quizes
  7. Online Physics Experiments
  8. Design A Roller Coaster
  9. Auditory Illusion
  10. The Beat Goes On
  11. Color Mixing
  12. Just How Good Is Your Mouse?
  13. Head Shrinker
  14. Raspberry Shake
  15. Screen Dimmer
  16. Screen Blaster
  17. Computer Radio
  18. Rubber Pencil
  19. Sticky Tape
  20. Hooray for the Cyan, Black and Yellow!
  21. Help! I'm seeing spots!
  22. Ghost of the Little Shop
  23. Finding Your Blind Spot
  24. Anti-Social Balloon
  25. Magnetic Disk
  26. Push It and Pull It
  27. Quia: Forces and Motion
  28. Simple Machines Game
  29. Science Songs (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
    Science Songs for Teaching 
    (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)

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Worksheets

Forces and Motion

  1. Forces and Motions Word Search (10 Words)
  2. Forces and Motions Word Search (All Words)
  3. Forces and Motions Word Search (All Words - lowercase)
  4. Forces and Motions Word Search (Larger Word Search!)
  5. Crack the Code
  6. Fill in the Missing Letter
  7. Unscramble the Words
  8. Circle the Correct Word
  9. Fill in the Missing Vowels
  10. Fill in the Words Puzzle
  11. Vocabulary Matching
  12. Multiple Choice Vocabulary
  13. Spelling Review
  14. Words Maze
  15. Fairy Tale Forces

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