Movement of Objects
The students will demonstrate and record the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zig zag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.
The student knows that energy, force, and motion are related and are a part of their everyday life.
Motion: Physics4Kids (website) - Motion is one of the key topics in physics. Everything in the universe moves. Learn more about the basics of force and motion as you navigate this website.
The Way Things Move: Explorit Science Center (website) - Movement happens as a result of a force acting upon an object. Learn more about the way things move as you read this article.
Paddle Boat:How to Smile.org (website) - Students build an old-fashioned paddle boat from simple materials.
- Supporting Lessons
- Assessment Ideas
- Literature Connections
- Additional Resources
Spinners: FOSSWeb (website) - In this activity, students create spinners to investigate how objects move, including back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.
Elaboration Lessons and Extensions
Inertia: Sid the Science Kid (website) - Students investigate the concept that objects in motion keep moving until something stops them.
Making Objects Move: Science NetLinks (website) - Students identify ways to make an object move and build a structure that can be used to move an object from one place to another. This investigation can help you to assess your students’ understanding of how objects move.
Movement: Things That Go. Pipe, Jim.(ISBN-13: 9781596040182)
Zigzag Movement. Schaefer, Lola M. (ISBN-13: 9780736804011)
Back and Forth. Schaefer, Lola M. (ISBN-13: 9780736803984)
Feel the Wind, Curious George: PBS Kids (website) - Students make a pinwheel to investigate the wind and learn how it causes objects to move.