Type:

Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson and assessment introduce students to the ideas of motion through their intuitive understanding of speed, velocity, and acceleration.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > General Science
  • Science > Physics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Astronomy History of Science Earth Science Speed Velocity Acceleration Motion

Language:

English

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License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Update Standards?

SCI.6.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including journals/notebooks, beakers, Petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.6.8.B: Science

identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces;

SCI.6.8.C: Science

calculate average speed using distance and time measurements;

SCI.7.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including life science models, hand lens, stereoscopes, microscopes, beakers, Petri dishes, microscope slides, graduated cylinders, test tubes, meter sticks, metric rulers, metric tape measures, timing devices, hot plates, balances, thermometers, calculators, water test kits, computers, temperature and pH probes, collecting nets, insect traps, globes, digital cameras, journals/notebooks, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.8.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including lab journals/notebooks, beakers, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, anemometers, psychrometers, hot plates, test tubes, spring scales, balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, spectroscopes, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.8.6.B: Science

differentiate between speed, velocity, and acceleration; and
Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

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Angela Smith
August 6, 2010

As a fellow Middle School/Junior High Science teacher who struggles with wiggly students I find this lesson to be a breath of fresh air. You can tell that Meredith knows the curriculum well and her students. The activities for this lesson are age appropriate and very engaging.

My only question is how do you make sure that the students are calculating their speeds right. Many of my students don't know how to plug the numbers correctly on the calculator. Are you teaching the students this process in the classroom previous to the outdoor activity?

Very thorough and well done lesson. Thanks!

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Curriki Review System
July 29, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource A Tour of the Universe, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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