Forces & Motion Unit - Grade 3 to 6

29 minute video + 8 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A complete unit of work for forces designed for Grades 3 to 6

This comprehensive curriculum will provide your class with a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts of forces, friction, motion, spinning, inertia, and Newton's laws of motion. 

Following the 29 minute video and series of activities your students will be able to:

> Describe that forces can involve a push or a pull.
> Know that to move any object forces needed to be unbalanced.

>Explain that inertia describes two things:
- That an object will stay at rest forever until you push or pull it with enough force.
- That object will keep moving in a straight line forever until another force acts upon it to change its direction or slow it down.
> Detail how friction can be changed by the amount of force between objects and the amount of contact between the objects.
> Know that spinning objects will continue to spin at the same angle until another force acts on it.
> Explain that spinning objects will spin faster if more mass is moved to the centre of the object.

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 8 printable experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates and a risk assessment template. 

Optional materials to have on-hand include string, a cup, metal washers, egg, cardboard roll, glass, cardboard, marshmallows, spaghetti, masking tape, tissue box, beads, rice, pencil, PET bottle, 2 phone books or old books that you don't mind using

 If you are looking for content on energy transformations, this is contained in the Renewable Energy Unit and the Electricity & Magnetism Unit

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This 30-minute video & student activities cover a variety of demonstrations including;  
- the rainbow column, - dry ice effects on water pH, - Phenolphthalein as an indicator - plus natural indicators found in red cabbage and turmeric.  

Includes 10 x experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.

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Ben Newsome CF

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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  • 29 minute video
  • 8 Experiments
  • Student Project Ideas
  • Vocabulary List & Quiz
  • Scope & Sequence
  • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
  • Common student misconceptions
  • Background Teacher notes
  • Marking Rubric
  • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
  • Crossword and Word Search
  • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand