Force and Motion
In a Padlet the teacher will pose the following question to students for response:
How can we test the effects of forces on an object?
In Padlet the student will respond to question posed.
2 Direct Instruction
The teacher will play the friction portion of video located in Force and Motion.
The student will take notes and respond to questions while viewing video on friction.
3 Guided Practice
The teacher will facilitate the student exploration of friction using textured boards covered with wax paper, aluminum foil, bubble wrap, and sand paper. Each textured board will be a separate station.
Within a group of 3-4 the student will complete three trials per station to test the distance a toy car will travel on each surface.
4 Independent Instruction
The teacher will facilitate the entry of student data into a Google form.
The student will enter the data of distances from each trial into a Google Forms document. Once averages are determined, the students will compare data. The student will complete a slide show of exploration and include data collected.
5 Wrap Up
Each group will present their slides for discussion and review.
As groups present, each student will make note of similarities and differences in their investigation and prepare to discuss.