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 (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario 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 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