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I'm starting a unit on Forces and Motion. Having never taught it before, I'm just planning to go by the book, other than throwing in a few things here and there. Does anyone have a lesson they recommend for this topic? Or, any experiments that you've enjoyed teaching?

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I am just finishing up my force and motion unit, and I found this site - it has a lot of great investigations that will work with second grade!


http://www.cape.k12.mo.us/blanchard/...ienceforce.htm
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That website is wonderful!
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It does look great! Thanks!
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As I matter of fact I am just starting a unit on Forces and Motions. Schlessinger has some good educational videos ( DVD's) on that very topic. I am going to have ramps set up in the classroom. The students will work with a partner and take a small empty can ( like a film cannister - has to have a lid) and see whose can ( you could also use a toy car or truck) will reach the bottom first. They can measure the distance. You can also challenge them to see what would happen if you put "weights" ( coins or washers) on the bottom of the car or in the can pennies work, too. Try putting a piece of carpet on the ramp and see if the cars or cans will slow down - you can tie in a lesson on friction. This activity is pretty open ended and lends itself well to just having the students explore using different sizes, weights ect..
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