# Submitted by Churchville Elementary School 2013

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Submitted by Churchville Elementary School 2013

CONTENT: 4.2 The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interaction of moving objects.
TOPIC: Strand: Force, Motion, and Energy
CONTENT
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.
/ Students will:
• 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.
/ Assessments:
• 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
(Included)
• End of the Unit Test (SOL 4.2 M.C. Test available through Flanagan)
/ Activities:
• 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…
resources/elementary/4science.htm#2
site provides wonderful resources/technology experiences related to SOL 4.2
gamesactivities/friction.html
site provides a virtual lab for testing a race car on various surfaces while observing the impact of friction
parkphysics/index.html
site provides experiences with physics as applied to amusement park rides
• Relevant video clips

DIFFERENTIATION
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