How could a vehicle be made to move faster or slower? Children suggest an experiment that will produce results that can be measured, and record their results in a table and a bar graph. This ready-to-use lesson—in Notebook software—gives you everything you need for a lively science unit!
• a Getting Started activity
• a step-by-step Mini-Lesson plan
• an Independent Work activity
• a Wrap-Up activity (to round up the teaching and learning and identify any assessment opportunities)
This mini-lesson and activity(s) meets the following science standard(s):• Std 10, Lvl I, Benchmark 4: Knows that the position and motion of an object can be changed by pushing or pulling• Std 10, Lvl II, Benchmark 4: Knows that an object’s motion can be described by tracing and measuring its position over time• Std 10, Lvl II, Benchmark 5: Knows that when a force is applied to an object, the object either speeds up, slows down, or goes in a different direction• Std 10, Lvl II, Benchmark 6: Knows the relationship between the strength of a force and its effect on an object (e.g., the greater the force, the greater the change in motion; the more massive the object, the smaller the effect of a given force)