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Force and Motion – Middle School Science Unit with Hands-on Labs

Force and Motion for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade science class! Students will LOVE learning about force and motion!

This HUGE complete unit on Force and Motion contains hands-on labs, informational text passages, interactive notebook flaps, comprehension questions, a PowerPoint slide show, and much more! Students will love this engaging unit with great activities, reading passages, and more. My students loved making their balloon cars and every single group had a different design! Great design and STEM thinking as they had to redesign to make sure it worked properly.

Force and Motion, like all my units, are always standards-aligned.

This force and Motion unit will help you cover NGSS MS-PS2-1 and NGSS MS-PS2-2 as well as Utah SEEd 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.

Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.


Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. 


Carry out an investigation that provides evidence that a change in an object’s motion is dependent on the mass of the object and the sum of the forces acting on it.

Utah SEEd 7.1.1

Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects in a system.

Utah Seed 7.1.2

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Hands-on interactive labs like this balloon car that your students are sure to love!

The labs are easy to use with simple inexpensive materials.

The unit includes a balloon car lab, a marble roller coaster lab, a car crash lab, and a scenario lab.

Students will learn about colliding objects and the impact of a collision through investigation.

roller coaster activity
Roller Coasters with Marbles

You will also love Gravity and Mass for middle school science. Other teachers LOVE this complete unit!

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Great resource. My students loved the exciting labs! They really seemed to learn the material. This is a really well-designed unit and algins with the standards.

Camille J.

My students loved using this resource throughout our Forces and Motion unit. It is packed FULL of useful activities! Can be used in its entirety, or as individual activities to fit your curriculum. Thank you so much!


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