Module 33: Forces in Balance- Science 3 - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn to investigate the concept of gravity, make gravity observations, make predictions about motion, explain how forces cause changes in motion, describe balanced and unbalanced forces, and design an experiment to explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Gravity pencil
book
tennis ball
rocks (small)
plastic cup
water bottle
2 Position and Motion None
3 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces None
4 Project: Egg Drop raw eggs (2)
empty toilet paper roll
plastic cup
water
paper towels
pie tin
safety goggles

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Gravity
1. Investigate the concept of gravity.
2. Make gravity observations.
2 Position and Motion
2. Explain how forces cause changes in motion.
3 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
1. Describe balanced and unbalanced forces.
4 Project: Egg Drop
1. Design an experiment to explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
gravity
position
motion
location
forces
balanced
unbalanced
balanced forces
unbalanced force

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Gravity 6 Investigating Gravity Assignment
2 Position and Motion 6 Pattern of Motion Assignment
3 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces 6 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Gravity After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain what gravity is, why it is a force, how gravity impacts Earth and space, and Newton's Law of Gravity.
2 Position and Motion After completing this lesson, ask your student how they can describe and predict motion, and the patterns of motion.
3 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain what a balanced and unbalanced force is and what makes a force balanced or unbalanced.
4 Project: Egg Drop After your student reviews the directions for this project, ask them to explain the requirements of the project and the rubric before they begin. When they are finished have them review the requirements and rubric again, to make sure their project meets all of the requirements.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Gravity
1. What makes gravity a force?
Position and Motion
1. What causes motion?
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
1. What are balanced and unbalanced forces?
Project: Egg Drop
1. How can you design your own balanced and unbalanced forces experiment?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

• What is the main idea?
• What are three things new you learned?
• How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Gravity Is a Mystery Dr. Franklyn M. Branley and Edward Miller
2 Gravity Jason Chin
3 Forces Make Things Move Kimberly Bradley and Paul Meisel

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing