Unit 1 - Motion, Force and Models

The Motion, Force, and Models Module focuses on the physical science concepts of motion and force. Students observe different systems, consider energy movements, and develop models to explain how something works.

Students will:

  • Ask questions about systems in the natural and designed worlds including pendulums, springs, pulleys, and ramps and balls.
  • Design and conduct controlled experiments to find out what variables affect the transfer of energy.
  • Use data and logic to construct and communicate reasonable explanations about forces and motion.
  • Work with others as scientists and engineers to create conceptual and physical models to explain how something works.
  • Plan designs, select materials, construct products, evaluate, and improve ideas to meet specific criteria.