Experimental Design/Force and Motion

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Learning Targets:

  • I can explain energy in cycles, patterns and systems.
  • I can design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object.

Think about these questions today:

  • What are forces?
  • What tool is used to measure force?
  • What are some different ways objects move?
  • What does a testable question look/sound like?
  • What variable is being tested?
  • What variable is being controlled?
  • How is a scientific experiment designed?

Vocabulary:

  • effect
  • experiment
  • friction
  • force
  • gravity
  • mass
  • movement
  • spring scale

Engage:

Explore:

  • With a partner, look at experimental set-ups and figure out what is being tested.
  • State what is being tested in a question.
  • Record your thoughts and ideas here: What’s It All About

Explain:

  • Discuss the difference between controlled variables and the tested variable.
  • Discuss what a testable question looks/sounds like.

Evaluate:

Extend:

  • Watch this amazing invention/artwork and discuss the forces at work:  Strandbeest

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