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Science - 3rd Grade
Standard 3 Objective 1
Students understand the effect of the forces of push and pull on motion.
Videos: (Available from Jordan School District)
Force, which is simply a push or pull, is all around us. Objects at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by a force. Objects in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by a force (push or pull).
1. Use a Science Process and Thinking Skills
2. Manifest Science Interests and Attitudes
3. Understand Science Concepts and Principles
4. Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning
Pre-Assessment/Invitation to Learn
If you pulled quickly enough, the stack of washers will stay stacked on the table. The coins are at rest on top of the table or countertop. When the paper is quickly pulled out from underneath them, they try to stay put.
Have the students observe and list ten different activities performed by various family members in the first column. In the second column, students classify the force used as a push and/or pull.