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Force and Motion Middle School Unit

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Students will love learning that a change in an object’s motion depends on the mass of the object and the combined forces. Students will learn about colliding objects and the impact of a collision through investigation. This is a complete unit for middle school NGSS, Force, and Motion.

NGSS MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of practical problems could include the impact of collisions between two cars, between a car and stationary objects, and between a meteor and a space vehicle.

NGSS MS-PS2-2. 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.

It is also aligned with Utah SEEd for 7th grade.

Utah SEEd

Standard 7.1.1

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.

Standard 7.1.2

Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects in a system. Examples could include collisions between two moving objects or between a moving object and a stationary object.

Students will love learning about force and motion through these great labs, like making a balloon car that is air powered! They will learn about changing and object’s motion by forces acting upon it and they will apply Newton’s third law of motion in a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects. They will learn about fair tests and variables and they will plan an investigation.

This resource includes an article on Newton and follow-up pages to review Newton’s three laws of motion. It includes a nonfiction article on Energy and Force with comprehension questions and follow-up pages. It includes 4 labs on Force and Motion, each has the 5 E lesson plan and follow-up pages. The labs are easy to use with simple inexpensive materials.

Students will watch a slideshow on Fair Tests and learn about independent and dependent variables. There is a follow-up page for this as well.

This resource includes informational text passages, response pages, interactive notebook flaps, 5 E lesson plans, Labs, a CLOSE reading activity, worksheets, and an assessment. This HUGE unit has over 90 pages or slides.

Students will finish the unit with a multiple choice quiz as an assessment. This quiz is in the end of the year format. The quiz and follow-up pages all have answer keys.

Word wall words are also included with a blank in case you want to choose your own.