Motion, Force, and Models
The Motion, Force, and Models Module focuses on the physical
science concepts of motion and force. Students observe different systems, consider
energy movements, and develop models to explain how something works.
- Ask questions about systems in the natural and designed worlds including
pendulums, springs, pulleys, and ramps and balls.
- Design and conduct controlled experiments to find out what variables affect the
transfer of energy.
- Use data and logic to construct and communicate reasonable explanations about
forces and motion.
- Work with others as scientists and engineers to create conceptual and physical models to explain how something works.
- Plan designs, select materials, construct products, evaluate, and improve ideas
to meet specific criteria.
- Investigation 1: Swingers in Motion
- Investigation 2: Balls, Ramps, and Energy
- Investigation 3: Springs and Energy
- Investigation 4: Pulleys and Work
- Investigation 5: Models and Designs