The one science area that seems to give teachers the heebie jeebies is physical science! It doesn't have to be that way. There are so many great hands-on lessons, activities and games out there that will make not only learning more fun, but teaching too! Have a look at the great resources below, and take a deep breath. That force and motion unit could just become one of your favorites!!
1. LOTS of lessons...You don't have to reinvent the wheel!
Great lessons (complete) from Utah
From Idaho Public Television:
2. Need some hands-on activities? Check these out!
This is a fun one called 19 Fun Ideas and Resources for Force and Motion
These StudyJams are activities on simple machines, gravity, inertia, acceleration and more!
If you want great hands-on activities for your classroom, you can't do better than Steve Spangler!!
3. Games make learning fun! Add these to centers, or for early finishers!
20 games here!
Great games on pushes and pulls, friction, gravity, magnetism and more.
This is a fun one called "Forces at the Unfair"
I hope these links help you with your unit! If you have other ideas to add, please add them below!
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