Lesson Plan : Forces

Teacher Name:
 Janet Lee
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 Forces and Movement
Content:
 Speed, force, left, curve, places, fast, force, acceleration, push, pull What Makes Things Move?
Goals:
 Observe and describe how the movement of an object can be changed (e.g., push/pull, fast/slow). Recognize objects that are balanced.
Objectives:
  Describe Forces and Movement - give the truck various pushes to see how the truck moves Describe Pushes and Pulls - use a hard or soft push or pull to see Describe the relationship between the amount of force applied to an object and the distance the object moves. Identify that an unbalanced force is needed to change the direction of an object. Select how surface characteristics affect the movement of an object. Recognize the effects of gravity. Determine how speed affects distance traveled over time.
Materials:
 Site- edhead.org , home-made catapult, cars, blackboard,paper airplanes,pencil,note,book,workbook,chair,desk
Introduction:
 Students will learn what a catapult is and demonstrate their understanding of motion and forces by using the catapults to launch objects. Explain the relationships among mass, force, and distance traveled. Select how surface characteristics affect the movement of an object.
Development:
  Ask students: How do objects move? How do we calculate motion? What is acceleration? What is speed? What are some of the forces that act upon objects in motion?
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will take a real world quiz. The teacher will give students the complete specs. on a work catapult and students must determine the amount of force needed to be generated to move certain objects set distances.
Teacher Reflections:
 I would have shown a few Youtube clips on the use of catapults in moves. Many students were not familiar with the basic concept of the use of this machine.

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