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Science - 3rd Grade
Standard 3 Objective 1
These activities help students understand the concept of force and the effect it has on the motion of objects.
All About Forces & Gravity, The Schlessinger Science Library; Physical Science for Children; introduces all the vocabulary and has many demonstrations that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. About 23 minutes long.
Do you know Your Childs Learning Style? Education Articles/Differentiated Learning, By Jane Saeman, March 4,
These activities can be done outside, in the gym or in the classroom just move the desks. Children will be using large muscle groups to find out about gravitys power/force!
1. Use science process and thinking skills.
3. Understand science concepts and principles.
Invitation to Learn
Drop a stone (this stone should weigh about 15 pounds), plastic ball, rubber ball and a large paper clip into a container of sand (the container is about 24x16x8 with 3 inches of play sand in the bottom). Examine the craters. Ask why are some of the craters larger and deeper than others? What made the objects fall toward Earth? What would happen if we didn't have gravity?
Then have the children partner measure from the floor to their partners knees (the average is approximately 17 inches). Show this on a yard stick it doesn't seem to be very far. If it isn't very far then why does it hurt so much when you fall down?
Science Pocket Folder
||distance, force, gravity, weight, motion, speed,
direction, simple machine
Gravity Specific Exercise
Curriculum Extensions/Adaptations/ Integration
Linksman M.Ed., Ricki, National Reading Diagnostics Institute, 2007. The Fine Line between ADHD and Kinesthetic Learners. Association for Comprehensive Neuro Therapy
This was a comparison and contrast between children who have been diagnosed with ADHD and children who require large muscle involvement in their learning. Because of the required movement they may well be kinesthetic learners not ADHD children. However, our classrooms are usually geared to the children who learn via their hearing (auditory) and eyesight (visual). It is sometimes very difficult to incorporate the kinesthetic learner into the classroom, hence, the following activities.