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Forces and Motion Unit Prezi

This prezi can be used to introduce a forces and motion unit in its entirety, sections at a time, or used as a review.

Keri Melhorn

on 17 February 2015

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Transcript of Forces and Motion Unit Prezi

Instructional Purpose
This presentation is intended to integrate digital media into instruction of forces and motion. The teacher would use this prezi to add visualizations to an oral presentation. Within this unit, students will learn about forces, laws of motion, and simple and compound machines, using cross-curricular skills. At the end of the unit, students will be building a compound machine or Rube Goldberg contraption.
Forces can be defined as a push or a pull.
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Forces and Motion
6th Grade Standards Addressed
During Forces & Motion Unit
- explain how changes in motion require a force
- Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations and evaluate the appropriateness of questions; Design and conduct a scientific investigation and understand that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations; Develop descriptions, explanations, and models using evidence; Analyze alternative explanations and understanding that science advances through legitimate skepticism
- Examine how energy can be transferred from one form to another
- infer, conclude, make generatlizations & cite evidence
- use textual evidence to make connections between ideas
& texts
- acquire & use grade appropriate vocabulary
- read & comprehend informational text
- written response to reading
What are forces?
What are the laws of motion?
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Charly Records, (2006). Sound effects: contraption no. 37. Retrieved from www.itunes.com

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Merriam-Webster: Learner's Dictionary, (2014). Wedge. Retrieved from http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/wedge

Museum of Science+Industry Chicago, (2014). Build a lever. Retrieved from http://www.msichicago.org/online-science/activities/activity-detail/activities/simple-machines-build-a-lever/

OK GO, (2010). This too shall pass. Retrived from

Push Pull Signs, (2014). Push and pull signs. Retrieved from http://www.pushpullsigns.com/signdesignbackground.html

Rube Goldberg, (2014). Rube Goldberg. Retrieved from www.rubegoldberg.com

Simple Machines, (n.d). Compound machines. Retrieved from https://6asimplemachine.wikispaces.com/compound+machines

Simple Machines: Information Resource Site for Teachers and Students, (2006). Inclined planes. Retrieved from http://ed101.bu.edu/StudentDoc/Archives/ED101sp06/satwoody/InclinedPlanes-2.htm

Skillman Skutlebutt, (2011). I've got a screw loose. Retrieved from http://skillpeople.blogspot.com/2011/07/ive-got-screw-loose.html

Technology Transfer Services, (2014). Simple machines: wheel and axle. Retrieved from http://www.techtransfer.com/resources/wiki/entry/2814/
Newton's Three Laws of Motion
1. an object in motion will stay in
motion unless a force acts upon the object
2. force is the product of mass and
3. every action has an equal and
opposite reaction
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Newton's Three Law of Motion
What are machines?
A device that helps do work and is
made up of one or two parts.
** A simple machine does not change the amount of work, but makes the work easier to do!
Six Simple Machines
wheel & axle
inclined plane
Compound Machines
Compound (complex) machines are machines that use two or more simple machines.
OK Go Music Video
Example of Rube Goldberg Contraption
What are simple machines?
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