4.2 Force and Motion

The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interactions of moving objects. Key concepts include:
a) motion is described by an object’s direction and speed;
b) changes in motion are related to force and mass;
c) friction is a force that opposes motion; and
d) moving objects have kinetic energy.

Research:
Sid the Science Kid Force and Motion Game
Discovery Science About Forces
BBC Forces and Movement
BBC Friction
BBC – Forces in Action
Roller Coaster Simulation
Mechanical Maddness
Fantastic Contraption
FossWeb – Magnets
FossWeb – Electromagnet

STEM:

Fancy Footwork (Effects of Friction)

Henrico 21 Lessons:
Catapult Creations

Design Briefs:
EggDrop
Ball Bounce Experiment
Building Roller Coasters
Cars:  Engineering for Efficiency