Forces and Movement

Grade 2s have begun a unit on Movement.  So far, we've talked about the different ways in which objects can move.  We also learned that there are 6 types of simple machines and have been reading books about what they are.  Soon, we will be able to describe each type of simple machine and give examples.
  1. Screw
  2. Lever
  3. Wedge
  4. Inclined Plane (ramp)
  5. Pulley
  6. Wheel and Axle

Grade 3s have begun a unit on Force.  We know that force is a push or a pull, and movement can mean changing direction or position.  We have looked for examples of forces and their effects (e.g. slow down a moving object, change the shape of an object, or make a moving object move in a different direction.)  We will learn about 6 different types of forces:
  1. Gravity
  2. Muscular Force
  3. Buoyancy
  4. Friction
  5. Magnetic Force
  6. Static Electric Force

Watch this video about how you use Force and Movement when you play soccer!  If you're at the library this weekend, Bill Nye has great videos about both of these topics.


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