AUGUSTA COUNTY SCHOOLS
Submitted by Churchville Elementary School 2013CONTENT: 4.2 The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interaction of moving objects.
TOPIC: Strand: Force, Motion, and Energy
What do your students need to KNOW? / DEMONSTRATORS
What do your students need to be able to DO? / ASSESSMENT
How will you assess what your students ALREADY KNOW, and assess WHAT THEY’VE LEARNED? / ACTIVITIES
HOW will you teach it?
All students will know:
- Motion is described by an object’s direction and speed.
- Changes in motion are related to force and mass.
- Friction is the force that opposes motion.
- Moving objects have kinetic energy.
- Describe the position of an object.
- Collect and display in a table and line graph time and position data for a moving object.
- Explain that speed is a measure of motion.
- Interpret data to determine if the speed of an object is increasing, decreasing, or remaining the same.
- Identify the forces that cause an object’s motion: up, down, forward, backward
- Infer that objects have kinetic energy.
- Design an investigation to test the following hypothesis: “If the mass of an object increases, then the force needed to move it will increase.”
- Design an investigation to determine the effect of friction on moving objects.
- Discussion/Classroom Conversation
- K-W-L Chart on Terms: Position, Motion, Speed, Force, Friction, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Matter, Mass, Line Graph, Bar Graph
- Ongoing Discussions
- Experiment Analysis
- Teacher Observation
- Vocabulary Quiz
- End of the Unit Test (SOL 4.2 M.C. Test available through Flanagan)
- Science Textbook
- MIND notes/Interactive Notebook
- Tracking Our Steps around (your school) Uses positional words, timer, school map, fixed location, display data on a table (Included)
- Rice and Pencil Experiment- Friction
- Race Car Experiment with various landing surfaces- tile floor, carpet, bubble wrap, sand paper, freezer paper, etc… (Included)
- Groups create their own experiment when provided various supplies (ramp, books, timer, meter stick, race car, etc… and a scientific method outline) (Included)
- Classroom discussions/demonstrations with objects of different mass- large, but empty box, beach ball, bowling ball, etc…
site provides wonderful resources/technology experiences related to SOL 4.2
site provides a virtual lab for testing a race car on various surfaces while observing the impact of friction
site provides experiences with physics as applied to amusement park rides
- Relevant video clips
How will you meet the needs of all students? / RESOURCES / TEACHER NOTES:
- Group Work (given prior knowledge of students’ strengths/weaknesses
- Visual/Auditory/Kinesthetic activities/instruction
- Prepared Notes as needed
- Visual/Verbal Reminders
- Final Assessment via Classroom Performance System (read aloud)
- Augusta County website: MIND notes
- Rockingham County website: other useful resources
- Other applicable websites
- CPS (if using)
- All materials as needed for experiments