Force and Motion


In our Force and Motion lesson plan, students learn about the physics concepts of force and motion, including Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students also learn related vocabulary.

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Our Force and Motion lesson plan is an elementary physics lesson introducing the students to the basics of force and motion, and Newton’s laws of motion. During this lesson, students are asked to use given supplies to explain each of a group of terms and Newton’s Laws of Motion, write out one or more explanations and describe what happened, including sketches or drawings to help explain the concepts; this helps the students learn how to articulate these concepts in a way that other people can understand. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify Newton’s Laws of Motion and will be able to apply them to force and motion examples.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1.D, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade