Week Ten Science Lessons: Force and Motion

Grade 5 Science

Week Ten Lessons

This week we will be continuing the Force, Motion, and Energy Unit. We will be exploring Force and Motion this week!  This is one of my favorite lesson topics because there are so many fun things you can do! Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I  hope you can find something to help make planning this year a little, or a lot, easier!

Force and Motion lessons STAAR

TEKS/ Standards:

(D) design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object. Supporting Standard

“I can” Statements:

I can design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object.

Essential Questions:

Monday – How can you change the location of an object?

Tuesday – Why is gravity such an important force for people?

Wednesday – How can a simple machine help you move objects?

Thursday – What makes friction a force?

Friday – How does knowledge of force and motion help an athlete compete?

Word Wall Words:

Force

Motion

Gravity

Friction

Work

Lesson Ideas and Materials:

Materials:

Science Wall Complete each day with your choice of word wall words.

Force, Motion, Matter, and Energy Interactive Science Notebook

Science and Literacy Force and Motion

Force, Motion, and Energy Anchor Charts

Physical Science Vocabulary

Lesson Ideas:

(Monday) Play the Tug of War and Four Square games. Introduce Word Wall Words for the Week and ask students what they think they mean. Complete the first 2 columns of a Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Force and Motion.

(Tuesday) Students will read an informational text about force and motion and complete a graphic organizer to process the information. Complete the third column of the Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Force and Motion.

(Wednesday) Students will complete a summary writing with key terms from Tuesday’s reading. –Science and Literacy Force and Motion. Complete Force Chevron Notes and the Which Forces are Acting on it? Observations in the notebook. –Force, Motion, Matter, and Energy Interactive Science Notebook

science notebook force and motion

(Thursday) Exploring Force and Motion lab day! –Science and Literacy Force and Motion

Force and Motion Stations

(Friday) Using a book called “Physics” by Basher Books for the read aloud, read the Force page and allow the students to make their own character for one of the word wall words for this week. Complete the Force and Motion Anchor Chart for a classroom poster-  Force, Motion, and Energy Anchor Charts. Complete the vocabulary pages that were not completed through the week.

Force and Motion Vocabulary

Lesson Notes:

Science Starters (Science and Literacy Force and Motion) and Science Wall (Science Wall) to start each day.

During extra class time, complete the Physical Science Vocabulary pages that accompany this week’s learning.

Additional resources:

The following links to the pretty PDF of this lesson plan.

5th Science Lesson Plans

Need materials for younger grades?

The materials in this lesson are intended for 5th graders in Texas, but are taught in a way that they could be easily modified for younger and older grades.

Here is what I have for matter and energy so far.

2nd Grade Force Motion and Energy Science Notebook

Kindergarten Interactive Science Notebook with Word Wall Cards

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